October 18, 2018 | Today hundreds of Kewaunee County and Southern Door school children learned there are a whole variety of options in agricultural careers. KCEDC | NWTC 2018 Ag Career Days showcased a variety of careers including agronomy, milk testing, cheese making, cropping, animal nutrition, agriculture support services, robotics, business management, technology and many more. With opportunities to explore a wide-range of careers found in the agricultural field, Ag Career Days helps area students begin to identify how their interests relate to potential future careers. The informative 2-day event also included a tour of Kinnard Farms.
This is the fourth Ag Career Days event by Kewaunee county Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC) and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the first at Kinnard Farms. Seventh, eighth, and nineth grade students from Algoma, Denmark, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, and Southern Door school districts participated in this exciting two-day on farm career exploration event. KCEDC and NWTC remain committed to offering an enriching student experience in agricultural career pathways, while reaffirming the significant role the agriculture industry plays in our local and national economy.
This is the first time Kinnard Farms has hosted the event. Jackie Kinnard-Stewart said, “We want to expose students to a variety of careers in agriculture and are thrilled to host the event this year.”
“NWTC is excited to continue to support Ag Career Days,” said Sarah Nelson, NWTC Regional Manager. “Making the connection between local careers and local education – both K-12 and post-secondary – will serve this county well.”
“KCEDC is committed to Ag Career Days and the opportunity to introduce future talent to a growing industry. We’re excited by the support the agricultural community has continued to show for this event.” Lynn Kroll, KCEDC Board spokesperson shared.
Thanks to our Platinum sponsors including: Agropur, Brothers Dairy, Fabick Cat, Forest Construction Company Inc, Frank’s Feed Mill, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, John Malcore Livestock, Investors Community Bank, Kewaunee County Dairy Promotions, Kinnard Farms, Kozlovsky Dairy Equipment Inc., Lakeshore Dairy Services LLC, NWTC, Pribek Trucking LLC, Quali T, and Rio Creek Feed Mill.
For details about all Ag Career Days sponsors please visit www.kcedc.org.