Youth today have too few opportunities to obtain formal education in agricultural career choices. It is important that young people have an understanding of the nature of production agriculture, the risk involved, and the implication for one’s lifestyle, especially at a stage where they are making education and career choices. Informed decisions at an early stage can lead to more successful choices and careers. The Real World project has developed a simulation gaming experience for high school age youth to give them a taste of managing a production agriculture business and experiencing uncertain outcomes. In addition, the project provides in-depth risk management curricula explaining the concepts of risk and choices under risk, as well as career choice and further education information, all in an internet-based delivery system.
|Conference||2007 National Extension Risk Management Education Conference|