Fall FVTC Agricultural Career Day 
Thank you for participating in Fox Valley Technical College's  third annual Agricultural Department Career Day held on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at the Service Motor Company Agriculture Center @ Fox Valley Technical College's Appleton Campus.   Stay posted for the 2017 event date.  The cost is free to all registered students.  Lunch is not provided but options are available in the school cafeteria.    

These activities are designed for Juniors and Seniors exploring career options at this time.  Due to space restraints, we are asking schools to limit registration to 20 students.   Schools that would like to bring larger groups are encouraged to set up tours with the FVTC agriculture department directly.
The day will be broken down into two sessions. Schools can register for one or both sessions.                                                          
    Morning from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Afternoon from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Departments involved and a brief overview of the day’s events are listed below.  Each class has a maximum of 20 students. Classes are 45 minutes long and will be repeated throughout the day. Students will choose three of the classes or six if the school is registered for both sessions.

Ø  Agri-Business and Farm Operations - Agronomy: Discover the educational and career opportunities in the growing field of agronomy.  Students will be exposed to agronomy through activities including agronomy technology, crop production and soil quality. 

Ø  Agri-Business and Farm Operations - Dairy: Learn animal care skills used in the dairy industry today.  We will discuss the birthing process and various treatments used to keep Wisconsin cows happy and healthy.  Students will learn about career options in this area of agriculture and visit with current students and instructors.    

Ø  Agriculture Power Equipment: Students will be exposed to the career opportunities in the service technician field of agriculture equipment. They will have the opportunity to explore different education programs that are offered at FVTC. They will also be able to see a class in session and interact with the current students and instructors.

Ø  Horticulture / Landscape: Tour both the indoor and outdoor growing facilities at FVTC to include the greenhouse, 5 hoop houses, and the Tissue Culture Lab. Learn about Horticulture and Landscape career opportunities.  

Ø  Outdoor Power & Powers Sports:  Explore the potential job opportunities in Outdoor Power Equipment/Power Sports Technology and Golf Course Turf & Equipment Specialist programs.  Learn about the new technologies manufacturers have developed to meet emission standards and how these designs are used in this nationally recognized program.

Ø  Precision Agriculture: Come learn about the new Precision Agriculture programs at FVTC.  There will be demonstrations of GPS based hands free driving and automatic sprayer control done by current program students.

For more information: Nick Schneider at (920)-831-4369 or email: schneidn@fvtc.edu 


Aug 26, 2016, 6:08 AM