Camp Cultivation

Camp Cultivation is the results of a partnership between the Wendell Scott Foundation, the USDA, and Virginia State University and will be held this June 23rd – June 25th, on the campus of Virginia State University (VSU). The camp will be a three (3) day overnight summer camp that will focus on agriculture, as well as, STEM topics for rising high school juniors and seniors. It is a hands-on learning experience, allowing participants to learn about such topics as the environment, soil composition and conservation, and urban and community gardening. While the camp will focus mainly on agriculture, it will explore STEM careers in engineering, technology, and how these STEM topics relate to farming. The ultimate goal of Camp Cultivation is to have participants get excited at how multifaceted farming is becoming, in its application of emerging technology.




Camp Cultivation TSP program now accepting students!

Camp Cultivation
The Wendell Scott Foundation has partnered with the USDA Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to create a TSP certification training program, with an agriculture and STEM focus. The program will provide more in depth training, including lectures, experiential learning activities and site visits. The disciplines covered include: soil science, information technology, forestry, finance, environmental science (conservation and natural resources), engineering, and biology. The sessions will be conducted one Saturday a month following the school year and allows students to work with professors and student mentors to introduce them to various majors and careers related to agriculture, natural resources and STEM to improve their chances of qualifying for Pathways internships and career positions at USDA.

What is the Technical Service Provider (TSP) Certification Program? Technical Service Providers (TSP) render services to agricultural producers such as farmers, ranchers and private landowners on behalf of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). TSP’s help these producers to plan, design and implement conservation practices or develop conservation activity plans that can help improve their agricultural operations. 
● TSP’s can be individuals, private businesses, American-Indian tribes, non-profit organizations or public agencies. 
● TSP’s are PAID technical experts that are able to offer customized, one-on-one conservation advice to agricultural producers. 
What are the benefits of becoming a Technical Service Provider?
● Certified TSP’s are entered into a national registry on the USDA’s website
● You are paid for your services
● You do not need a high school diploma OR college diploma
● Participants qualify for the PATHWAYS internship program, which offers paid internships of $20,000
and up.
How can I become a Technical Service Provider?
To become a certified technical service provider all you need to do is:
● Complete a free application
● Attend training sessions once monthly
● Take certification exam
Registration is now open. The deadline to submit a completed application is October 18, 2019.

All returned applications must include all forms in their entirety, completed with signatures by a parent or
Scan & Email OR Mail completed forms for each participant by October 18, 2019 to:
Wendell Scott Foundation
ATTN: Yolanda Ross
P.O. Box 3734
Danville, VA 24543
Phone: (434) 533-0097
Timeless: Interview with Joseph Lee Anderson​ who played Wendell Scott

Timeless: Interview with Joseph Lee Anderson​ who played Wendell Scott

WSF: We’re interviewing Joseph Lee Anderson on behalf of the Wendell Scott Foundation. He recently portrayed the first African-American driver in NASCAR, Wendell Scott, in the second episode of the second season of Timeless, which aired this past Sunday, March 18, 2018. The series premiered on NBC October 3, 2016, and follows the adventures of history professor Lucy Preston (played by Abigail Spencer), scientist Rufus Carlin (played by Malcolm Barrett) and soldier Wyatt Logan (played by Matt Lanter) as they attempt to stop Garcia Flynn (played by Goran Višnjić) from changing the course of American history through time travel.

In 2015 you appeared the TV Series Chicago P.D., and more recently in the 2017 film Belong to Us, which is awaiting release, and you have made countless other appearances in commercials, television shows such as Hawaii Five-0, full-length feature films, and short films. You’re one of Hollywood’s promising new actors who gives clever, convincing performances coupled with a certain charm and handsomeness that wows your audience.

WSF: What would you say was unique about this role and the opportunity to play Wendell Scott in the NBC
series Timeless?

Joseph Lee: It’s a role that only comes around once: an opportunity to portray someone that was so important, but no one ever talks about him. I was very sad that I never heard of him beforehand even though I attended a private school that had lots of focus on black history.

WSF: In what ways did playing Wendell Scott, a historical figure, in a historical dramatization challenge you as an actor?

The accent was the hardest thing. I spent hours watching videos of him and wanted to mimic him, but I didn’t wanna seem like I was trying too hard on camera. So I had to find that balance!

WSF: Wendell Scott is a man who wrestled with adversity and defied the odds as the first African-American to compete in NASCAR motorsports. Wendell was fond of saying, “When it’s too tough for everyone else, it’s just right for me.” If you wouldn’t mind addressing a personal question: Have you ever found yourself challenged by adversity in your life endeavors, and if so, how has it challenged you to grow as a person?

When I was in 7th grade I dealt with racism in Catoosa, Oklahoma from students and at the time, the basketball coaches. So I was definitely able to connect with him from that point of view.

WSF: Did you learn anything new, whether about yourself, history, or even the character you depicted?

Learning about Mr. Scott was new to me. All of the hardship that he and his family went through to achieve his dream really motivates me to keep pushing forward!

Thanks again for your time. We sincerely wish the best in your professional endeavors in film, television and all walks of life.

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