WGCD: FREE Ag Career Exploration Workshop at Aims Community College’s Greeley Campus on March 21st

In honor of National Ag Day/Week, the West Greeley Conservation District (WGCD) is partnering with Aims Community College on Thursday, March 21, from 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. to host their first FREE: Ag Career Exploration Workshop in the Cornerstone Building on the Greeley Campus, 5401 W. 20th St. They hope to engage with high school freshmen through college age students.

They will be serving lunch so registration to this free educational experience is requested by 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19.

Go to http://bit.ly/exploreAg to sign-up. If you have any dietary special needs – vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, please note in the comments box at the bottom of the form.


In November WGCD reached-out to all the high school Ag programs within their District service boundaries and asked the AgScience teachers and students to highlight the top 7 careers the students were the most interested and curious about.  Then they totaled all the votes and selected the top 10 areas and went to work recruiting professionals in those career fields to come and visit with the students. The storm, spring breaks, calving season, and preparing to plant makes this time of year extremely busy. When these experts were asked if they would come and share information about their education and training, what a snapshot of an average week looks like in their work life and to explain why they are passionate about what they do with youth who will most likely be the future of agriculture – they made time to participate. We are delighted with the scope of information that will be shared on the 21st.

The program schedule includes:

9:15- 9:30 a.m. Welcome / Check-in / Find a table

 9:30-10:05 a.m. Aims 101 Overview of Educational Opportunities

                             Jody Margheim, Aims – Director of Admissions Advising & Recruitment

10:15-10:35 a.m. Ag Educator / FFA Advisor

                             Jarrod Bessire, Highland H.S. – AgriScience Teacher & FFA Advisor

10:45-11:20 a.m. Tractor Mechanics / Hydraulics / Welding

                             Charles Ticheli, Wickham Tractor Company – Corporate Service Manager

  11:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Herd Management / A.I. Breeding / Nutrition

                             Kevin Miller, Croissant Red Angus, Owner

12:15 – 12:50 p.m. Precision Ag

                             Nick Guadagnoli, 4Rivers Equipment – Technology Solutions Manager

 1-1:25 p.m. Lunch Program: Herd Health / Large Animal Veterinarian

                             Hannah Klein, DVM High Plains Cattle Supply – Managing Veterinarian

Please let any 14-24-year-old know about this opportunity if he or she is considering a future in agriculture. Educators and parents are also invited. There are breaks after each presentation to provide an opportunity for questions. There will be resource tables to visit.

Questions – contact Kristi at WGCD, 970-534-2320

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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