2nd Agricultural Career Expo for 8th Graders of Clinton County

Date

December 05, 2016

Details

Over 600 Clinton County eighth graders will participate in the second, Clinton County Ag Expo* the week of December 5th at AgroLiquid Corporate Headquarters in St. Johns, Mi. The half-day event, presented by the Clinton Career Network (CCN), will expose attendees to a variety of careers in Michigan's second largest industry.  

"One of our goals at the CCN is to expose Clinton County eighth grade students to post-secondary opportunities," said Becky Beckett, Coordinator of the Clinton Career Network.  "This event allows us to highlight this crucial industry and the careers it offers."

The middle school students from Bath, Fowler, Fowler Most Holy Trinity, Ovid-Elsie, Pewamo-Westphalia, St. Johns, and St. Joseph-Pewamo, will participate in three program areas.  They include:  a presentation focused on the importance of agriculture in today's world and the vital impact agriculture has on our community, agriculture career-awareness sessions with interactive displays, and post-secondary education opportunities in the industry.

Each session will be kicked-off by a keynote address from the nationally recognized AgroLiquid CEO and President, Troy Bancroft.  Students will then move into the Career Fair where they will visit pre-selected stations of jobs that have sparked their interest in both traditional and non-traditional agriculture fields.  The education session features representatives from the Ovid-Elsie Agriculture Program, Food and Natural Resources track, Baker College, and Michigan State University.