Farm Shadow Program to focus on Agricultural Career Exploration
Our new Farm Shadow Program is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain valuable insight into potential agriculture careers. Through partnerships with our Farm Bureau professional members working within the ag industry, we hope to provide middle and high school students with an understanding of how their coursework connects to the variety of jobs in our field so they will come away with a better understanding of the skills needed to be successful. We want our area’s enthusiastic, bright minds to seek agricultural careers through this program.
Our speakers will explain careers that are available in our industry both here in Cook County as well as throughout the U.S.
Examples of careers include:
- Food science/chemistry teacher
- Specialty crop farmer/owner
- Greenhouse management
- Food science
- Livestock/historical farm management
- Small animal vet
- Agricultural lobbyist
- Sustainability specialist
- Farmers and so much more!