FALL CAREER DAY

Fall FVTC Agricultural Career Day 
Fox Valley Technical College is pleased to announce its second annual Agricultural Department Career Day to be held on Tuesday, October 21st at the Service Motor Company Agriculture Center @ Fox Valley Technical College's Appleton Campus.   Availability is limited to the first 120 students registered per half-day session.  The cost is free to all registered students. 

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.
(Morning registration is full)

Or

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 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 for the modern dairy farm.  Dairy continues to drive the agricultural economy in Wisconsin, which mean there is a need for many highly skill workers.

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, Tissue Culture Lab, Hydroponic lab & Micro-green operation. Speak with current horticulture students about the various program offerings.

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: Randy Tenpas at (920)-735-5673 or email: tenpas@fvtc.edu
http://www.fvtc.edu/ffacde