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International Agriculture students receive grants for research in Latin America

Posted: June 8, 2015

Two Agricultural & Extension Education undergraduate students enrolled in the International Agriculture minor receive grant funding for research in Costa Rica and Belize.
Olivia Murphy Sweet will conduct research on youth development programming in Belize this summer

Olivia Murphy Sweet will conduct research on youth development programming in Belize this summer

Two undergraduate students enrolled in the International Agriculture (INTAG) minor received grant funding from the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Office of International Programs to conduct research in Latin America.

Olivia Murphy Sweet, a senior in Agricultural & Extension Education, is conducting a needs assessment for youth development programming in a small community in western Belize.  She is examining current 4-H programming in other parts of the country to see how the youth development program has been adapted to function in an international context. 

Kayla Hack, a junior in Agricultural & Extension Education, is researching contextually-relevant immersion programming in conjunction with her experience with the Spanish for Agricultural Sciences program in Costa Rica.  Ms. Hack is examining the experiential learning elements of the agriculturally-specific activities of the program, as well as the reflection practices, to determine the effective characteristics of contextually relevant programming.

Both students received funding for this research through two grant opportunities available to students enrolled in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the International Agriculture minor.