New York Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agricultural Education has announced the 2017 Food and Farm Experience. This event provides middle and high school career counselors with a unique opportunity to learn about agriculture. This year’s summit will connect participants to an industry that offers more than 300 ag-related career opportunities. The participants will meet with industry experts, employers, and post-secondary educators, connected to farming and food production.
The two-day event will be held at The Beeches Inn and Conference Center in Rome, NY.
Participants will be selected via nominations and applications, with a goal to develop extensive agricultural understanding, networking and connections.
A reception and dinner on Wednesday, October 18th, will open the event. The FFX will include tours, panel discussions, a trade show and more before winding down at noon on Friday, October 20th. Food, lodging, and workshop material costs will be covered by the NYFB Foundation.
An application must be postmarked or received electronically by July 14, 2017.
For those interested in attending the 2017 Food & Farm Experience or if you know someone to nominate, please contact New York Farm Bureau’s Foundation for Agricultural Education at 1-800-342-4143. Applications are also available at www.nyfbfoundation.org