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FFA Alumna Answers Call to Communicate

This FFA alumna credits the organization – and FFA New Horizons – with helping her uncover her path to professional success. It was an FFA New Horizons article, much like the one you’re reading now, that helped Julie Groce determine she wanted to pursue a career in agricultural communications. Groce, a second-generation FFA member and former member and past president of the Hillsdale FFA in Jeromesville, Ohio, was interested in agricultural broadcasting and competed at the state level in Creed speaking and prepared public speaking leadership development events. She didn’t realize her passions and talents could easily be transformed into a [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:07:14+00:00November 15th, 2018|Agribusiness Systems, Career Success, FFA Membership, The Feed|

Register Now: AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip at Cargill

Join AgExplorer live from Cargill’s Innovation Center in Wichita, Kan., on May 11 for a Virtual Field Trip! Registration is now open. AgExplorer's series of Virtual Field Trips transports you beyond the walls of your classroom into leading agricultural organizations so that you can gain a firsthand account of the diverse career opportunities within the agricultural industry. Register Now   During May's Virtual Field Trip at Cargill, AgExplorer will take students inside the world of agriculture to learn how careers in science and technology play a key role in getting food to your table in a safe and affordable way. Students will hear from [...]

By |2018-12-11T11:48:20+00:00April 17th, 2017|Career Pathways, Career Success, The Feed|

Heading to College? An Ag Degree Could Land You a Job

A recent survey reports that students getting ready to enter the workforce are often overlooking one of the top hiring sectors – agriculture. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, employers have nearly 60,000 job openings in agriculture annually, but only 35,000 students with the proper training and education to fill these jobs. In fact, only 3 percent of students recognize the agriculture industry as a top hiring sector. Thankfully, today’s agriculture industry offers a wide array of career paths for individuals with interest in technology, science, education, agriculture and business – among other fields. From agriculture economists, to crop consultants [...]

By |2018-11-05T17:03:27+00:00January 13th, 2017|Career Success|