Designed specifically for youth in the sugarbeet producing areas of Michigan, the Youth Project seeks to promote education and interest in sugarbeets.
The program is for all youths, grades 3-12, who wish to participate in a supervised sugarbeet project sponsored by Michigan Sugar Company.
Students can sign up between for this upcoming year’s project from January 2017 through May 1, 2017.
Participants will be grouped by grade level based on the 2017/18 school year:
*Effective for the 2017 Project Year – Graduating seniors may not participate the summer after their senior year, but at that time can join the Young Farmer Program.
Throughout the year, the Youth Project will hold educational and fun events such as Field Day and a planned Summer Trip. YP participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the sugarbeet industry, careers in Agriculture, and much more.
Award banquets in each growing area are held between December and January. At these banquets, the participants are recognized and awarded for their accomplishments. Since participants will be learning with other participants in their age group, all groups will be recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments. Awards will be distributed on a per district basis based on points the participants accumulated throughout the year.
Each year when the growing contracts are committed, the students are invited to participate in our Sugarbeet Project. This begins in January of the growing year. If you are interested, please be sure to contact one of Michigan Sugar Company’s Agriculturists in your growing area.