Ag Career Days open eyes for middle school students

By Tim Kowols       

Twenty-five different career paths in agriculture were featured Wednesday during the first day of Ag Career Days held at Kinnard Farms in Casco. A joint effort between the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, over 700 students from Algoma, Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Denmark, and Southern Door school districts will learn about the different careers associated with the industry, ranging from managing the food animals eat to marketing the products they produce. Lee Kinnard from Kinnard Farms says it is a great opportunity to open the eyes of students who may never realized the opportunities right in their back yard.

Algoma Middle School science teacher Penny Lemberger says being exposed to the different careers gives them a better idea of which path to take and how to do it.

This was the fourth time the KCEDC and NWTC combined forces to put on Ag Career Days, which runs every other year opposite the newly created Manufacturing Career Days. Co-chairperson Toni Sorenson says it takes over 100 volunteers to put on the event over its two day run.

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