SOFA XVIII Heads to Nebraska
The SOFA XVIII bus is filling up! One- half of the seats are taken.
SOFA XVIII is an excellent opportunity for 7th -12th graders from Adair and other area counties to learn more about agriculture careers in an exciting overnight trip on June 12 & 13th to Nebraska with stops in Omaha, Lincoln, and Grand Island.
Major stops include: Farm Credit Services of America where you will work with the public relations department to learn more about product branding and marketing; The University of Nebraska, Lincoln with hands-on workshops in agribusiness, ice cream production, meat science and natural resources plus a campus tour; Case IH combine factory where we’ll see construction of combines, and the technology used to build the machines; and a horse training center in Crete.
Cost is $30 for Adair County 7th – 12th graders; that includes students in Nodaway Valley, Orient-Macksburg, Adair-Casey, and West Central Valley school districts. Forty spots will be filled on first come first served basis. Registration forms are due May 15th, but anyone planning to attend is urged to call the Extension office immediately 641-743-8412 or 800-ISUE-399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The SOFA planning committee is also offering a special job shadowing experience for 10th-12th graders interested in exploring a career in agriculture. You complete a survey with your interests and you’ll be matched up with an individual in that field. The job shadow experience may range from a couple of hours to a full-day. This is a super way to check out a job. Sign up is easy; just complete the short survey located at /adair/news/sofajobshadowing.htm
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