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3rd annual Farming Your Future to introduce students to agriculture careers


 Farming Your Future logo with the STC logo and three local BOCES logos

 

Hands-on exhibits, presentations, guest speakers, live animals and more will be part of the third annual Farming Your Future from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds.

Farming Your Future is an opportunity for students in grades 7-9 to explore careers in agriculture. Students will learn about jobs in the agriculture field and interact with local professionals in the industry.

Farming Your Future is organized by the Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES School to Careers program and STC Agriculture Committee in collaboration with Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and Madison-Oneida BOCES. Hundreds of students and dozens of agriculture presenters are expected.

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

Dave Lamouret, a consultant for the first net-energy-zero farm in New York state, will be the career keynote speaker. Carly Curtis, a senior at Mount Markham and president of the Mount Markham FFA, will be the FFA student speaker.