Careers with Animals and agriculture

Explore Agribusiness Careers in the Hudson Valley


Careers with Animals and Agriculture

  • Monday, May 4, 2020, 12:00 PM - Friday, August 7@ 4:30 PM

Learn about animals, agriculture, and career possibilities as we tour local businesses in the Hudson Valley!

About the Program

Careers with Animals and Agriculture is a career exploration program for youth entering 9th through 12th grade in the late summer of 2020. In this program, participants will tour agribusinesses in Columbia, Sullivan, and Dutchess Counties.

Important Dates

Registration Deadline

Registration ends August 7th. 

Program Dates

Register early! Space is limited to 12 youth. Payment is due upon registration. Spaces will only be reserved for those who have paid. The program runs from Tuesday, August 18 through Thursday, August 20 with a mandatory orientation for youth and parents/guardians on Thursday, August 13.

Tentative Agenda

Mandatory Orientation Session

Thursday, August 13 from 6 to 7 PM
Mandatory Orientation for youth and parents/guardians held at CCE Rockland

Program Agenda

Each day, we will meet at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County and travel to farms in nearby counties.

Tuesday, August 18

Columbia County

  • 7:45 AM: Meet at CCE Rockland
  • 9:30 to 11 AM: Sequel New York
  • 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM: Fiber Farm
  • 12:45 to 1:15 PM: Lunch
  • 1:30 to 2:45 PM: Gansvoort Farm
  • 3 – 4:15 PM: Poultry Farm
  • 5:30 PM: Return to CCE Rockland

Wednesday, August 19

Sullivan County

Thursday, August 20

Dutchess County

Youth Expectations

  • Attend orientation and all three program days
  • Have transportation to and from CCE Rockland each day
  • Be on time
  • Bring a packed lunch (snacks and water will be provided)
  • Follow 4-H Code of Conduct
  • Adhere to biosecurity measures (will be explained at orientation)
  • Complete 4-H enrollment forms upon registration


$300; financial assistance is available to those with demonstrated need.

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CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980

Last updated May 5, 2020