Wisconsin Farm Technology Days (WFTD) unveiled the ‘Celebrate Work’ minivan and video today to announce the Ag Career Day Sign-Up Challenge 2.0. Announced with the help of Mishicot High School FFA Student Leadership via a new 2.0 video, students will have until May 29, 2019 to sign up to get the chance to win their buses an ‘extra coupon’ for a free scoop of Culver’s custard. Featuring the first-ever interactive Career Scavenger Hunt at Ag Career Day, presented by Pioneer Seeds on July 23, 2019, WFTD will host 1,000 students to explore career alternatives in Wisconsin agriculture. From animal handling, to genetic engineering in corn, to ag finance, to skilled trades, to robotic milking and a lot more, students will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of agriculture careers. Using cow monitoring technology provided by Allflex Livestock Intelligence, each student will wear a cow ear tag, with an RFID button on it which will be scanned at each scavenger hunt to track their visit to be eligible for additional giveaways at the end of the scavenger hunt. Before obtaining their scan, students will be asked to answer the ‘Career Takeaway’ question at each stop. Aboard Cheesehead Express buses from 10 different locations in Wisconsin – students will be given a free trip to Jefferson County to participate in the first-ever Ag Career Day. The Day features 14 stops to find. A clue sheet will guide students to the stops, selfie stations, and back to the Compeer Future Generations Area where they will be asked to fill out a ‘Thank You Farmers’ card from Culver’s that will be sent to more than 400 Century Farms in Jefferson County. In addition to free transportation, students who sign up will get free admission to the WFTD show, a free Ag Career Day t-shirt from Corteva – Pioneer Seeds parent company, a free coupon for a scoop of Culver’s custard, free sunglasses from UW-River Falls, a free drawstring backpack from Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and more. All students intending to participate in Ag Career Day must sign up online. Choose the section/bus location you are planning to come from. Students with adult chaperones and their own transportation are welcome to attend – yet, also must sign up to online to account for your Career Scavenger Hunt materials. Before students get back on their buses, they will receive an ‘Explore, Experience and Engage’ resources brochure created with the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Program for students and parents to explore ways to learn about careers in agriculture. Sign up for the Ag Career Day trip is required for all students planning to participate. Any student, going into grades 7th – 12th are welcome to sign up. To register, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScn9vM_xbt94WndxsNUG4-1GwDzGM8PySWEFyLjecPt2YhwUA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 More information on Ag Career Day can be found at http://www.wifarmtechnologydays.com/jefferson/ag-career-day/
Getting up at 2 in the morning might shock some of her listeners, but for Pam Jahnke, it’s part of the business. Born in Northeastern Wisconsin, Pam Jahnke grew up in agriculture. Raised on her family’s 200-acre dairy farm, she learned the “farm work ethic” first hand.