Cooperative Extension Program taking applicants for summer program

March 13, 2015 – Summer may seem far away, but it’s not too early for high school students to begin planning for an exciting experience. Fort Valley State University’s Cooperative Extension Program is encouraging rising high school juniors, seniors and rising college freshmen to apply to the TEAM Success Program. The application deadline is March 27.

This six-week program, beginning June 1 and ending July 10, offers a $2,100 stipend and valuable work experience. Daily, students are paired with county Extension agents and program assistants who work throughout Georgia. They are exposed to careers related to agriculture, food and nutrition, family life and youth development.

The student’s day could be spent visiting a local farmer, or working alongside an agent to coordinate a workshop about a topic such as biodiesel production or healthy eating. In addition to being a resume builder, this program teaches students work ethics, professional skills and the importance of serving the communities in which they live.

Spots are limited to one student per county, with an exception for Peach County which offers four slots. For an application and to find additional information about the program and its locations, visit or contact Kena Torbert, FVSU’s family life specialist at (478) 825-6573 or


ChaNae` Bradley, public information specialist

Agricultural Communications

Fort Valley State University

(478) 825-6345, (478) 825-6547