Ag Career Explorers
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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.
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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)
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
October 1: Dr. Jairo Diaz, UC DREC Director and UC Researcher http://drec.ucanr.edu/ Contact Jairo at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 8: Brooke Latack, UCCE Livestock Advisor for Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties http://ceimperial.ucanr.edu/ Contact Brooke at email@example.com
October 15: Steven Mcfaddin, GroGuru Field Sales Technician https://www.groguru.com/ Contact Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 22: Edgar Ortega, USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist Contact Edgar at email@example.com https://www.usda.gov/ **This session will NOT be recorded for later viewing**
October 29: Shelby Dill, Executive Director of IV Vegetable Growers Association. https://www.ivvga.com/ Contact Shelby at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 5: James Watte, Pest Control Adviser (PCA), Dune Company Contact James at email@example.com
November 12: Chris Bostic, Regional Sales Manager, RDO Equipment Co. Contact Chris at CBostic@rdoequipment.com
November 19:Bill Collins (Sr. Vice President) and Daniel litz (Vice President), Farm Credit West. firstname.lastname@example.org & Daniel.Litz@farmcreditwest.com
December 3: Hazel Gonzalez, Program Manager/International Trade Specialist in Washington, D.C. with the Trade & Regulatory Capacity Building Division, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) email@example.com
December 17: University of Arizona, Yuma with Sierra Dunn, UA Yuma STEM Outreach Coordinator and Local UA Yuma Students, Julissa Reyes and Summer David firstname.lastname@example.org