Browse our schedule of upcoming career presentations. These half-hour sessions feature a live, interactive exchange between professionals and students. It’s a great way for students to get firsthand tips as they explore career options.
This is a FREE program. Educators, to have your students participate in a LIVE career session, simply click"Enroll Now" to sign up your class today! (Currently limited to Wisconsin schools).
Presented by: Angie Sullivan, Grazing, Specialty Crops, Financial and Transition Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection
- Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:30 PM
- Tuesday, May 2, 2017 2:15 PM
Description: Organic agriculture is the fastest growing segment of agriculture in the United States. In 2015, organic sales reached $43.3 billion, up 11% over the prior year. Organics is no longer a ‘fringe’ movement of hippie farmers. Major corporations such as, General Mills, Dean Foods, Kelloggs, Kraft and Pepsi are getting into the organic marketplace. Organic product sales are consumer driven by people who want to feel like they know where their food is coming from and take comfort in knowing the food is grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Organic agriculture is not ‘better than’ conventional agriculture in any way. It’s another choice in the marketplace for consumers.
Presented by: Kathy Kline, Education Outreach Specialist, UW Sea Grant Institute
- Thursday, May 4, 2017 1:30 PM
- Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:15 PM
Description: Do you like science, but you’re not sure about a career as a scientist? Kathy Kline had an inspiring science experience in high school, but then wasn’t sure about her career path in college. She finally combined her interests in science and communication into a job that takes her to wetlands, classrooms, laboratories, and out sailing the Great Lakes to help people understand why science is important for everyone.