Carley Knight of Louisa graduated from the 2017 Governor’s School for Agriculture held at Virginia Tech on June 25 to July 22.
Knight, a senior from Louisa County High School, was one of 100 rising junior and senior high school students from across the state selected to participate in the month-long summer residential program for gifted students interested in agriculture and natural resources.
The program was developed in 2001 to provide hands-on, cutting-edge, scientific and academic instruction to future leaders and scientists to promote their understanding of the scope, opportunities, and challenges, through academic and scientific rigor of the broad fields of agriculture, human health, natural resources and veterinary medicine.
Students received instruction from Virginia Tech professors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Natural Resources, and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, agricultural education teachers from school divisions around the state joined the school’s faculty.
To read the entire story, see the Aug. 3 edition of The Central Virginian.