The RCD’s conservation and agricultural career pathway program was established in fall 2018. This advanced program builds on the lexicon and foundation created in FARMS Leadership, expanding on topics including: careers in agriculture, land stewardship, natural resource conservation, and leadership skill building. Working with diverse local farms and ranches, agency partners, and non-profit watershed leaders students are provided the opportunity to develop a deeper land ethic, become informed citizens of our community, and create a career pathway in the field of agriculture and the environment. The selected cohort is made up of no more than six FARMS Leadership alumni or FFA students enrolled in their junior or senior years of high school.
Six field day sessions are held over the course of one year exposing students to multiple career opportunities while meeting one-on-one with 12-15 industry professionals. The goal is to align each of our students with an college or career pathway upon graduation from the program. A final event and ceremony is held annually at the end of each program year to thank our partners and allow students to share their experiences.
Are you a past FARMS Leadership student or enrolled in FFA? See the flyer below:
Please contact Christine Kuehn, Education and Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating or learning more. Due to COVID-19 and the RCD’s internal policy we are not holding in person events or workshops at this time. However, we are still here to serve you virtually, please contact Christine for details and programming updates.