The Global Youth are the Future of Agriculture

From its origins as corn clubs in the United States to chapters in Sub-Saharan Africa, 4-H’s involvement stretches across the world. My involvement in agriculture started by raising market hogs through 4-H for the county fair. I developed an appreciation for livestock nutrition whereby I tried to improve my pigs’ diet to optimize their appearance […]

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AgriCorps Founder Represents SBAE in TED Talk on the Power of Youth

Cleveland, Ohio – Trent McKnight, founder of AgriCorps and The Movement for School-Based Agriculture Education, recently spoke at the TEDx event at Case Western Reserve University.  Using behavioral economics, Trent shares how to harness the unique reference point of youth in order to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Weaving a story of […]

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Join Our Team! AgriCorps Seeks Chief of Party in Liberia

AgriCorps Chief of Party in Liberia AgriCorps is seeking an organized and experienced program manager to serve as the organization’s Chief of Party in Liberia. This individual will represent AgriCorps in Liberia and manage partnerships on a three-year randomized controlled trial (RCT) to measure the efficacy of school-based agricultural education (SBAE) on youth development and […]

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Summer 2020 Newsletter

Building Capacity For School-Based Agricultural Education In Developing Countries A Note From Our Founder 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but especially for the poor in low and middle income countries. David Beasley, the Executive Director of the World Food Program, has warned that 2020 will face the worst humanitarian crisis […]

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Just me and my jacket

It wasn’t uncommon for high schoolers to wear the FFA jacket as an everyday jacket in the 70s. My first jacket was less than $20 and served me well for many years. My jacket is over 40 years old and since it is FFA Week, I thought I’d share a few of the journeys my […]

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The 998 Good Bricks

Here I am, lying on the bed of my room, starring at my broken leg in Yamoransa, Ghana. As I stare at my broken leg, I have been wondering how much more challenging it has been to carry out my goals here in Ghana. The doctor told me to put no weight on my leg […]

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Lesson 9: Find Inspiration in Who You Are and Let It Drive You

February. Black History Month. A time when African Americans reflect on those who paved the way for who and what we are today. A time when we think about our blackness, and what it means to us individually and collectively and how we can continue to navigate spaces in our current political time. Black History […]

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Who’s smarter?

It sits ominously on the top of the mountain overlooking my entire life. Shrouded in mystery, some believe it’s owned by the Master Divine Drummer himself, while others would claim the owner is a German who comes around once a year to show university students what a poor Ghanaian village looks like. Either way, it’s […]

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Lesson 7: Holidays are for Gratitude

November and December is the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, all a time when we reflect with our family and friends about the all that we have witnessed and endured throughout the year. We express gratitude for surviving our hardships and solidarity in our mistakes. Last year, I celebrated Thanksgiving at one of […]

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Do you have what it takes?

Do you have what it takes to be an AgriCorps Fellow? Do you know someone who does? Find out below! What traits make you qualified? Committed to Food Security “I believe that the youth are the future. They are the ones that will create change. They will transform the agricultural industry. They are the ones […]

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