JPFR Attend Career Focus

December 27, 2013

Front row L to R:  Mark DeMoines III, Paul Cole, Matt Magnus, Justin Boggs, Seth DeMoines, Nick Davis, Ben Bates, Katie Hedrick.  Back row L to R:  Devon Poet, Josh Langlois, Lee Cole, Dean Schunk, Jordan Gross, Mike McGuire, Joe McGuire, Nate Davis.

Front row L to R:  Mark DeMoines III, Paul Cole, Matt Magnus, Justin Boggs, Seth DeMoines, Nick Davis, Ben Bates, Katie Hedrick.  Back row L to R:  Devon Poet, Josh Langlois, Lee Cole, Dean Schunk, Jordan Gross, Mike McGuire, Joe McGuire, Nate Davis.

The Jack Pine Farmers and Ranchers (JPFR) group sent 15 students to the Ag Career Focus Conference on Agriculture, Food, and natural Resources Monday, Dec. 2nd, held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. The conference is held for high school-aged young people interested in a career in agriculture and natural resources and focused on providing: insight on ag careers, leadership development experiences, and info about the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resource. The group visited various stations focusing on agribusiness, genetics, and various science applications where speakers discussed various job opportunities and told them a little about their own journeys into their respective fields. Future Farmers of America (FFA) gave a great presentation on proper etiquette and professionalism. After lunch the students attended the semi-finals of the FFA Discussion Meet. Here they learned new ways to help spread the word about area agriculture to other youths as well as the entire local community. All of the kids were excited about the wealth of new information they were given to help them prepare them for their future careers. A special thank you goes out to Max Schunk and Mark DeMoines for chaperoning the trip.

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