The Industry Feeding the World. This learning community introduces students to the agriculture industry – the companies between the farm and your table. Students will be exposed to companies in the industry for career exploration. The target audience is primarily students who want to learn more about the career opportunities available in the agribusiness industry. Students whose interest is in agriculture, but are unsure of their career path upon graduation would benefit greatly from this learning community. These students might not have grown up on a farm, participated in 4H, joined FFA, grown up in a rural community, or had parents that worked in Agriculture – this LC is for you! This could be your first step to closing the perceived “gap” that you might feel your peers with extensive background and experience in agriculture have as an advantage in your career preparation. There will be a lot of networking with industry representatives, social activities, career preparation, service projects, shared meals and classroom learning. Come enjoy the journey of preparing for your future!

Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students in the College of Agriculture with a major in Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Farm Management, or Sales & Marketing

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in McCutcheon Hall
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC

Duration

Fall 2017 Semester and Spring 2018 Semester

Associated Classes

Fall - AGEC 296

Events and Activities Included:

  • Industry representative guest speakers
  • Bi-weekly field trips to industry companies
  • Field trip to Fair Oaks Farms
  • Movie night
  • Industry networking event
  • Pizza & game nights
  • Service learning projects

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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