KILL DATE: November 11, 2019


November 7, 2019

NEWS RELEASE: 8th Annual Agriculture Careers Night to be held November 12

GILMAN–Did you know the agribusiness industry in Illinois employs over 163,000 people? Agriculture careers vary from grain operator to family farmer, lender to grower and seller, and more. Come and learn all about the wide variety of agriculture careers!

Middle school and high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in agriculture are invited to attend the 8th annual Agriculture Career Night, being held by the University of Illinois Extension serving Ford and Iroquois Counties. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, November 12, from 5-8 p.m. at the Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau in Gilman.

From 5-6 p.m., participants have the opportunity to speak with agriculture departments from colleges and universities from across the state as well as an Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) representative who can answer questions about financial aid for college. Round table discussions with local agricultural professionals will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will learn about the duties of various agricultural careers, schooling and training needed, and courses they can focus on in school to help prepare for one of these careers. There will be many career areas represented, ranging from mechanical to agronomy to animal science to natural resources to food and nutrition. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information or to RSVP for this event, please go to or call the Extension office at 815.268.4051. This free event is sponsored by the Ford-Iroquois Ag in the Classroom Program, University of Illinois Extension and the Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau.


University of Illinois * U.S. Dept. of Agriculture * Local Extension Councils Cooperating