Did You Know? – February ’17

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “for every person who graduates with a degree in ag, there are three to four jobs available.” Addressing this shortage, WSU has launched a new program targeting Washington high school students.

The “Spark” program of the College of Agriculture, Human & Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) honors WSU’s roots as an agricultural college and shows students from farming communities how they can do the same. By connecting students with ag industry professionals and allowing them to tour WSU labs specializing in genetics, plant pathology and soil research, Spark aims to “increase their interest and change their perception of agriculture.”

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