With schools shuttered until fall, Michigan Farm Bureau is working to creatively engage students and teachers through our Agriculture in the Classroom resources.
Normally springtime would see guest speakers, career exploration expos or field trips to wrap up a year of learning and help students see how their coursework could apply to real-world careers.
Instead, we’re bringing ag career exploration to the students, virtually! MFB is hosting nine different virtual career panels highlighting professionals working in sectors of agriculture, food and natural resources.
Panels will be made up of three professionals within the same career pathway. Each moderated group will answer questions about daily work, education/training background, and provide advice on preparation to work within this career pathway. Students watching the webinar may use the chat feature to ask the panelists questions.
RSVP to each individual event on the Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom Facebook page to receive the link to participate!
Tuesday, April 21 — Be Business Minded
Are you a natural leader? Do you enjoy coordinating people, finances and activities to make sure plans run smoothly? Careers in this pathway connect the business world with agriculture by determining how to effectively use resources for profit.
Thursday, April 23 — Be the Caregiver
If you enjoy working with and caring for animals of all sizes, consider an animal science path. You can help increase efficiencies in how farmers breed, feed and treat animals.
Tuesday, April 28 — Be Scientific
Unleash your inner scientist! Professionals in this field often have a strong interest in biology, chemistry or physics. Careers in this field use scientific technologies to help farmers raise plants and animals more effectively.
Thursday, April 30 — Be the Process
From the recipe to the packaging to the nutrients it provides our bodies, be a part of the food chain! Battle single-use plastics, help people maintain healthy diets, or be the connection between farm and table.
Tuesday, May 5 — Be Constructive
Be constructive by using technical, hands-on skills to repair, lead and oversee projects in agriculture. Work with farm machinery, agricultural buildings, greenhouses or wind turbines in this continuously growing career segment.
Thursday, May 7 — Be Grounded
Be grounded in a career that allows you to care for the land, advise farmers and landowners, and maintain pristine sports turf. Use your hands-on skills and technical insight to build a career in this segment.
Tuesday, May 12 — Be Resourceful
Leave the Earth in better shape than you found it while you explore a career in this track. Locate and prevent potential threats to our natural resources and environment.
Thursday, May 14 — Be the Change
Are you interested in helping to shape the future of the agricultural industry? Engage with citizens of all ages to help them understand the importance of the agricultural industry at the local, national and international levels.
Tuesday, May 19 — Be the Story
Be the story in a career pathway that helps to creatively communicate the message of agriculture. Create videos, graphics, social media posts and stories to help captivate consumer and agricultural audiences, alike.
Questions? Contact Katie Eisenberger or Amelia Miller.