Yorkton Regional High School students are heading the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina to learn more about career opportunities in agriculture.
With one in eight Canadian jobs in the agriculture and agri-good sector there are certainly hobs in the sector.
And as the world population continues to grow, the demand for skilled people to work in agriculture will grow as well.
The thinkAG Career Expo at CWA allows students to experience what a career could be like in different agricultural sectors such as agronomy, food development, agribusiness, research and innovation, and agricultural trades and technology.
“It’s a really cool program,” said YRHS instructor Roby Sharpe. “ThinkAg is really neat. It lets students see some of the opportunities for business and jobs with the agriculture industry. “It really opens their eyes.
“It’s a fantastic program.”
thinkAG Career Expo is a hands-on program where students explore the endless career and entrepreneurial opportunities in agriculture, learn about modern food production and begin to see themselves in a career that helps to feed the world.
Sharpe said the trip is open to any student signing up, with the bus funded by a donation from Grain Millers in the city. He expects about 40 students, almost all hailing from the farm, to make the trip.
They will joinstudents from Wadena, Kelvington, Kelliher and other surrounding communities in taking in the event.
About Agriculture in the Classroom-SK (AITC-SK):
It is important that young people know where their food comes from. AITC-SK is a non-profit organization that partners with the agriculture and education communities to connect kids and agriculture through innovative, curriculum-based programs and educational resources. Last year AITC-SK reached 73,700 students from 640 schools across the province.