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Haas Foundation Donates $25,000 To SEEAG To Support Its STEM Careers In Agriculture
The Gene Haas Foundation made a $25,000 grant award to Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG) to support SEEAG's STEM Career Pathways in Agriculture programs.
SEEAG staff members give presentations at schools throughout Ventura County providing an overview of agriculture, ag career opportunities and the latest technologies and innovations that are impacting the industry. Online presentations are also available.
"Most of us don't think of agriculture as a cutting-edge industry, but science and technology play a key role in producing the huge quantities of food needed to feed a hungry world," says Mary Maranville, SEEAG founder and CEO. "SEEAG educates, inspires and empowers local students to consider careers in agriculture. The generous Haas Foundation donation will help SEEAG spread the word about the myriad of ag career opportunities including those right here in Ventura County."
Science, technology and math-based ag careers include horticulture, food safety, biology, seed and pollination science, food chain management, accounting, industrial engineering and farm administration.
"By supporting organizations such as SEEAG and their focus on youth STEM programs, we understand this is the first step in educating and empowering our youth to a future in manufacturing careers," says Kathy Looman, director of education and Gene Haas Centers naming rights. "In 2021, the Gene Haas Foundation provided more than $18.5 million in grants towards education and another $3 million to the communities Haas businesses are located. Bringing the total grants awarded since inception to about 4,500 organizations and schools to more than $120 million. We are committed to continuously supporting these same schools and organizations as well as adding additional organizations and schools annually."
For more information about SEEAG's career pathways programs and to sign up for a presentation, go to https://www.seeag.org/
Page Updated Last on: Jan 27, 2022