​Agri-Business​

 

Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase

December 1, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Willmar Campus

HIGH SCHOOL AND RIDGEWATER AG STUDENTS

  • Discover employment opportunities in agriculture
  • Attend industry presentations about new products and technologies
  • Network with industry representatives from major agriculture companies
  • Explore the trade show exhibits
  • Review the agriculture training programs available at Ridgewater College
  • Students - to register - go to http://www.ridgewater.edu/AgCareer-Tech

EXHIBITORS/PRESENTORS

Ridgewater College is holding an agricultural career fair and trade show for agricultural employers to recruit 
workers and showcase their products to the next generation of growers and agribusiness professionals.

The event will be held at the Ridgewater College’s Willmar Campus Gymnasium on Friday, December 12017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. (The trade show will end at noon. Student job interviews and industry
presentations continue until 4:00 pm.) Agriculture industry companies will be able to:

  • Recruit highly trained technical agriculture students for employment.
  • Meet future customers and promote products to the next generation of farmers.
  • Present products and job opportunities in small group breakout sessions.

Approximately 200 Ridgewater College agribusiness and production agriculture students plus area high school students will be attending.

To register complete and return the form below:
REGISTRATION FORM 

There is no fee charge to participate.

For additional information, contact:

Curt Fettig 
curt.fettig@ridgewater.edu
320-222-5267



Program Distinctions


• MINNESOTA’S LARGEST 2-YEAR AGRICULTURE PROGRAM
• 4 INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES
• STATE-OF-THE-ART equipment, facilities and software
• SCHOOL FARM for HANDS-ON TRAINING
• Unique PROGRAM SPECIALIZATION options
• 12 FULL-TIME FACULTY with strong industry experience
• Excellent ACADEMIC SUPPORT and SMALL CLASS SIZES
• CONNECTIONS with other students and industry representatives through the Post-secondary Agriculture Students (PAS) club
• 2014 NATIONAL PAS AG SALES CONTEST WINNER

About the Program

This program prepares students for occupations in ag-related businesses in the areas of feeds, seeds, fertilizers, chemicals, agricultural products, equipment, petroleum, agricultural services and office management. Students may pursue either a diploma or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree. Students graduating with a diploma must complete 72 technical agriculture credits. The AAS Degree consists of substituting 20 credits of technical agriculture with 20 credits of general education courses. Sustainable agriculture and environmental concerns are areas which will see increased emphasis.

The Ridgewater College Ag Department is unique among community/technical colleges in Minnesota in those students are allowed to specialize in the interest areas by taking 15 credits of specialized courses. There is a 3-credit internship in the fall and spring semesters of each year. This is the largest 2-year agriculture program in Minnesota.

Specializations available include:

  • Dairy Science
  • Petroleum Sales
  • Crop Science
  • Agronomy Tech
  • Office Management
  • Management and Sales
  • Animal Science​​




Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.