• Farming Your Future logo with STC and BOCES logos in front of a farm scene

    The second annual Farming Your Future has been scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds.

    Farming Your Future is an opportunity for students in grades 7-9 to explore careers in agriculture. Students will have hands-on access to exhibits in the agriculture field and interact with local professionals in the industry.

    The Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School to Careers program – in collaboration with Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and Madison-Oneida BOCES – presents Farming Your Future each year.

    Farming Your Future is for students – primarily in grades 7-9 – from school programs in the three-BOCES region. It is not open to the public. If you are interested in having students attend the event, contact your school for information.

    For the first Farming Your Future last year, about 1,000 students from 25 school programs attended the event, which featured more than 50 exhibitors.

    Some examples of confirmed exhibitors so far for this year's event include the New York State Farm Bureau, the Mid-York Beekeeper Association, the Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District and the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

    If you are interested in being an exhibitor at Farming Your Future, contact the Herkimer BOCES School to Careers team at 315-867-2077 or mscott@herkimer-boces.org.

    Check back soon for more information.