Designed specifically for youth in the sugarbeet producing areas of Michigan, the Youth Sugarbeet 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 for this year’s project through May 1, 2019.
Participants are grouped by grade level based on the 2019/2020 school 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, Youth Sugarbeet Project organizers hold educational and fun events such as Field Day and a planned summer trip. Participants have the opportunity to learn more about the sugarbeet industry, agronomy and careers in agriculture.
Award banquets in each growing area are held after the completion of the projects. At these banquets, the participants are recognized and awarded for their accomplishments. Since participants learn with others in their age group, all groups are recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments. Awards are distributed on a per-district basis based on points the participants accumulated throughout the year.