Newark Valley Central Schools News Article

Students Learn About Agriculture Careers

On Friday April 22 Mr. Schweiger’s Animal Science Class and Agriculture Class traveled to Alfred St. College to participate in their first ever Experience Fair. The purpose of the fair was to highlight careers in the agricultural sector and link those careers to an appropriate course of study at Alfred St. Many of the industry representatives that ran the stations were Alfred St. grads. The fair consisted of 10 stations including  feed sales, equipment sales, drones in agriculture, milk testing, rabbit husbandry, farm bureau lobbying and tours of the college's robotic organic dairy. A favorite station of the students was the Barn Breakers station, which is a business that salvages lumber from antique barns and resells the lumber. Twenty six Newark Valley students participated in the event that was hosted at Alfred State's teaching and research farm. The event connected previous classroom instruction to potential agriculture careers, as well as provided the students an opportunity to make connections with college faculty and industry representatives.

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