News Feature 2/14/2013
On Jan 24, 2013 local Twin Cities Metro High schools students participating in the Project Grow students explore the Soils DigIt Exhibit at the Bell Museum. The tour was led by Michael Whited, Senior Regional Soil Scientist, who recently taught the students during a month long soil emersion session on soils.
The Project Grow is a National NRCS two year pilot project between the USDA-NRCS and Hmong American Partnership (HAP). The goal of the program is to educate and build a foundation with local Hmong communities in the Twin Cities and foster potential relationship with the underrepresented population who may not consider majoring in Natural Resources field or careers. These High school students protégés are pair with NRCS Mentors who work with them individually during the program. The Mentoring program engages both student and mentors to share life experiences and careers in USDA.
For more information regarding Project Grow, please contact John Xiong at 651-602-7863.
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