For the first time since 2018, you will find kids learning about a future job in agriculture, thanks in part to the efforts of the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation. Approximately 900 students from Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma, Southern Door, and Denmark School Districts will participate in the two-day event at Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy. Students will be exposed to careers in agriculture, from agronomy and animal care to cheese-making and technology support. About 2,300 jobs in Kewaunee County are directly tied to agriculture.
“We are excited to bring back Ag Career Days,” says KCEDC Executive Director Ben Nelson. “KCEDC has a strong commitment to supporting the agriculture industry, which is so important to our area. Ag Career Days is a hands-on opportunity for middle-school students to learn more about the various aspects of agriculture, allowing
them to tailor their high-school coursework towards a planned career path."
Agriculture is big money in Kewaunee County with an over $80 million impact, $65 million of which comes from the dairy industry. Ag-Career Days traditionally rotates with Kewaunee County’s manufacturing career day every other year.
Photo courtesy of the KCEDC from the 2016 event