Agriculture profession and faculty evening hosted


The Tuscola County Farm Bureau is hosting its sixth annual Ag Career and College Night next week, sponsored by the Farm Bureau’s Promotion and Education Committee and Farm Bureau Insurance. 

On March 15 at the Tuscola Technology Center, around 25 to 30 agriculture-based businesses will be in attendance to show students the different career avenues within the field. Students will be provided information on the different jobs in agriculture that can be pursued in their future careers. 

“The purpose of this event is to educate young people of what’s available in the agriculture field,” said Tuscola County Farm Bureau Administrative Manager Donna Folley said. “There’s more than just the farm. It’s nice to be able to educate the students on what’s available in the future for them.”

The event will be set up expo-style, allowing students to go to each business and talk to them about what jobs they offer. Businesses from all over the Thumb region will be in attendance at the event. The career fair is open to any high school student in the Huron, Tuscola, and Sanilac counties. 

In addition, there will be door prizes available for students if tasks are completed. Students attending will need to visit at least four presenters to learn more about them and what they have to offer. Prizes include a mini fridge, gift cards, and more. 

“They’ll explain what it will take them to get into the business,” Folley said. “It’s a great informational event for students to see about job opportunities.”

Tuscola County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee chairman Kelly Ratjczak said that it’s important for students to know that there’s more than just working on the field and farming in the agriculture business. 

“The most important thing is realizing all the different options of jobs in agriculture,” Ratjczak said. “There’s so many different options and avenues more than farming. It’s a great opportunity for students to network with businesses close to home that they may haven’t known about. 

A few businesses that will be in attendance are Michigan Sugar, local farms and fertilizing companies, and many more. 

For more information about the event, contact the Tuscola County Farm Bureau. RSVPs are encouraged by calling the office at 989-673-4157. 


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