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Ag job fair comes to FSR for the first time
 

 By Doug Graves

 

For the first time in the show’s history, Farm Science Review will offer a Career Exploration Fair for anyone interested in working in agriculture. On Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-noon, visitors to the career fair can discuss jobs and internships with representatives from a variety of companies, many of them exhibitors at FSR.

“With the hundreds of exhibiting companies, it’s a great place to look for another job or new career,” Nick Zachrich, FSR manager, said. “At a financially challenging time for many farmers, the career fair could offer a boost for individuals seeking additional work opportunities in agriculture.

“There are jobs available, and people looking for jobs. We’re doing our best to connect the two, and there are many people who come to Farm Science Review looking for a job or career.”

He pointed out there’s a shortage of workers in ag-related fields, including service technicians, welders, turfgrass managers, horticulture growers, licensed veterinary technicians, greenhouse managers, and sales and marketing specialists.

“Adults seeking a career change or even high school students looking to get into an agriculture-related job can benefit from attending the fair,” Zachrich said. “In addition to recruiting new employees, company representatives can discuss the qualifications and training required for positions likely to open up in the future.

“There are companies that want to hire today, and will train and even pay for education for the right people to work for them.”

 

9/11/2019