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DAAHA, Farm Bureau partner for Ag Career Day

DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association is planning its second annual Ag Career Day. This year’s event is offered in partnership with the DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Acquaintance Day on Sept. 15.

To attend this free full-day event, contact DAAHA by email at daaha.inc@gmail.com. Seating is limited.

“The goal of the day is for area FFA students to gain a better understanding of the agricultural industry in DeKalb County, learn how local colleges can help them further their career goals, and generally to get a clearer picture of post-high school opportunities,” DAAHA board member and event organizer Kara Poynter said in a news release.

Representatives of nine enterprises and schools are scheduled to participate, including Heather Hope Farms, Joliet Jr. College, Jonamac Orchards, Kishwaukee College, Monsanto Company, Pipestone Veterinary Services, Prairie State Select Sires and Proven Winners. Presentations will be made at the Farm Bureau followed by afternoon tours of Larson Grain and Cattle Farm and the Monsanto Research Facility.

“This year’s event is made possible by a generous grant from the Monsanto Fund US Site Grant,” DAAHA board president Norm Larson said in the release. “We are particularly appreciative of Monsanto’s support for youth considering careers in agriculture."

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