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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)

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

October 1: Dr. Jairo Diaz, UC DREC Director and UC Researcher http://drec.ucanr.edu/  Contact Jairo at jdiazr@ucanr.edu

October 8: Brooke Latack, UCCE Livestock Advisor for Imperial, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties http://ceimperial.ucanr.edu/ Contact Brooke at bclatack@ucanr.edu

October 15: Steven Mcfaddin, GroGuru Field Sales Technician https://www.groguru.com/ Contact Steven at mcfaddin.steven@gmail.com

October 22: Edgar Ortega, USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist Contact Edgar at edgar.o.ortega@usda.gov 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 shelby@ivvga.com

November 5: James Watte, Pest Control Adviser (PCA), Dune Company Contact James at james.watte@gmail.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. bill.collins@farmcreditwest.com & 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) hazel.gonzalez@usda.gov

December 17: University of Arizona, Yuma with Sierra Dunn, UA Yuma STEM Outreach Coordinator and Local UA Yuma Students, Julissa Reyes and Summer David sierradunn@arizona.edu