Students hungry for a career given insight into one in agriculture

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Several hundred students at Robert Thirsk High School in Calgary, Alberta will be graduating this coming June like so many across the country.

As they prepare for graduation, they have their eyes on the future; making decisions as to where their path may lie, what career they want for themselves.

Dozens of students at Robert Thirsk were given a full meal of knowledge into a career in agriculture during Ag For Life’s Made in Alberta Breakfast, which was held bright and early on Tuesday¬†morning, all part of Agriculture Literacy Week.

Ag For Life CEO Luree Williamson tells Rural Roots Canada a lot of students in urban communities don’t often get given the chance to see what a career in agriculture may look like.

“They’re not sure of what is available in terms of careers in the agriculture industry so we take the time to come in along with some guests from the industry,” says Williamson. ¬†“This gives them a little bit of an opportunity to stop and learn a little bit more about agriculture.”

Students were given a glimpse in to what their future may hold through presentations from Alberta Pork, Alberta Farm and Animal Care, UFA and the Alberta Canola Producers.

This is the second year that the Made in Alberta event has been held and Williamson says there are plenty of schools lining up to take part to help students understand where their food comes from.

For more on Ag For Life’s events click here.