Agriculture careers on the rise

June 24, 2011

From Fox 11: “FVTC: Agriculture careers on the rise”–APPLETON – A local tech school says jobs are booming in agriculture.

On Thursday, Fox Valley Technical College held a special boot camp to help students explore those opportunities.

“This industry is moving forward really fast,” instructor Jason Fischer said. He says you don’t need to be from a farm to take advantage.

The school held the day long camp to help people interested in agriculture explore their options and get some hands on experience.

“It was a lot of fun,” attendee Laura Sorenson said. “This was the first time I actually drove a tractor, so I had a blast.”

“I would like a career in agriculture, but I’m not quite sure what,” Jeremy Uitenbroek said.

Originally the free session was designed for displaced workers, but a grant helped widen the opportunity for anyone curious about agriculture.

 

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