Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

Ag Career Explorers

ag careers flyer

**UPDATED TIME** please note that the Ag Careers Explorer Q&A will be at 12:45 PM every Thursday

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Explore IV Ag Flyer

In collaboration with El Centro FFA, "Exploring Careers in Agriculture" is specifically designed for middle-high school students interested in exploring careers in agriculture, including agri-business, ornamental horticulture, plant science, and animal science.  These sessions will include a live Q&A with Imperial Valley agriculture employers.

Whether students are learning about agriculture careers for the first time or are diving into specific details; the AG Careers Explorers is designed to educate about the multitude of opportunities that exist in the industry of agriculture.

Resources to continue exploring agriculture careers with your students

FFA Ag Explorer: Find Your Future in Agriculture

When I Grow Up: Discover Ag Career Kit (Grade 6-8)

USDA Youth and Agriculture

National Ag in the Classroom: Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix (Grade 6-12)

Beyond Imperial Valley: Careers in Ag Playlist

IVROP Career Awareness Resources

Ag Careers: Job Listings and Career Success Tools

Past Presenters:*Recordings Available*: Please fill out this brief survey to view the recordings

October 1: Dr. Jairo Diaz, UC DREC Director and UC Researcher 

October 8: Brooke Latack, UCCE Livestock Advisor for Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties

October 15: Steven Mcfaddin, GroGuru Field Sales Technician (recording coming soon)

October 22: Edgar Ortega, USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist **This session will NOT be recorded for later viewing**

Scheduled Presenters:

October 29: Shelby Dill, Executive Director of IV Vegetable Growers Association

November 5: Jay Watte, Pest Control Adviser (PCA)

November 12: Chris Bostic, RDO Equipment

November 19:Bill Collins (Sr. Vice President) and Daniel litz (Vice President), Farm Credit West

December 3: Hazel Gonzalez, Program Manager/International Trade Specialist in Washington, D.C. with the Trade & Regulatory Capacity Building Division, Office of Global Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

December 17: University of Arizona, Yuma with Beleshka Brenes, UA Yuma Director of Agriculture Programs

Register for the Ag Careers Explorer

All Ag Career Explorer Q&A sessions will be virtual through Zoom (link and instructions will be emailed to registrants).  Sessions will take place every Thursday at 12:45 PM.  These programs will be geared towards students in 7th-12th grade.

There are a limited number of zoom spots, so please register below.


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