Building the Agricultural Intellect of Finger Lakes Youth!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A collaborative effort between the education system (K-12, post-secondary institutions, including trade schools) and local farmers, vineyard owners and other agriculture/agribusiness employers which will introduce and prepare the workers of tomorrow for career opportunities in agriculture—which has both immediate and long term workforce needs.

We have secured three facilities/locations to hold the three-tiered event;

Hemdale Farm, a large, state-of-the-art dairy farm, in Seneca Castle

FLCC Viticulture and Wine Technology Center in Geneva

NYS Agricultural Experiment Station/Cornell University in Geneva

We are welcoming Sponsors, Exhibitors and Volunteers for this event!

Businesses or services that relate to the industry (Viticulture, Dairy/Livestock Management, and Plant Science/Crops Farming) that would like to bring a hands-on activity and/or demonstration please Register online or contact: Dinah Brennan (315)789-3131 ext. 101 or dbrennan@fingerlakesworks.com.

We want to help youth identify the applicable and transferable skills they already have, and showcase the academic and employment opportunities that are available locally that will enhance and further develop those skills into a lucrative and rewarding career in agriculture. We will invite students from all Finger Lakes high schools to attend.

This will be a day of hands-on activities at our event; where high school students can try out state-of-the-art farming equipment with equipment suppliers, test new products from food processors, learn about new farming growth industries like viticulture and wine technology, and talk with exhibitors about the crops, livestock and industries from our area that are getting attention from all over the world! We will have exhibitors buzzing about all the latest trends in agriculture!