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Agricultural Careers Showcased at "Natural Sciences Day", Feb. 25 at Owens
Nearly 400 high school students from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan will explore careers in agriculture as Owens Community College hosts "Natural Sciences Day" on Tuesday, February 25.
Beginning at 10 a.m. in the College's Audio/Visual Classroom Center, keynote speaker Dr. Marilyn Trefz, Assistant Dean for the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science at The Ohio State University, will kickoff the event by discussing with high school students about career opportunities available within the agricultural industry.
Between 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., students will have the opportunity to explore careers in agribusiness management, landscape and turfgrass management and John Deere. Attendees will hear presentations about the various natural science industries and enjoy tours of the agriculture, landscape and John Deere labs, which are located in the Fire Science/Law Enforcement Center and the Transportation Technologies Center.
"Natural Sciences Day is a great opportunity for high school students to be exposed to a variety of careers in agriculture," said Jennifer Irelan, Owens Assistant Director of Enrollment Services. "Owens Community College is excited to once again host an event where students will be able meet with individuals from local businesses, asking them questions concerning their professions and how to go about choosing a career within the agricultural industry after high school."
Among the local businesses attending Natural Sciences Day are Oak Park Landscape, The Andersons Inc., the Toledo Mud Hens, Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo Metroparks, Bostdorff's Greenhouse, Crop Production Services, Valleywood Country Club and TruGreen Landcare.
Participating businesses also will include Glass City Landscape, Belmont Country Club, Hatfield Lawn and Landscape, North Branch Nursery, Luckey Farmers Inc., The Toledo Zoo and Willoway Nurseries.
Area high schools attending Natural Sciences Day are Apollo Career Center, Archbold High School, Clinton High School, Dundee High School, Evergreen High School, Gibsonburg High School, Ida High School, Mohawk High School, Old Fort High School, Patrick Henry High School, Penta Career Center, Scott High School, Sylvania Northview High School and Whitmer High School.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 24 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor 's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.