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Agricultural Careers Showcased During "Natural Sciences Day" at Owens
Nearly 400 high school students from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan recently explored careers in agriculture as Owens Community College hosted "Natural Sciences Day".
Throughout the day students were able to explore careers in agribusiness management, landscape and turfgrass management and John Deere. Attendees also heard presentations about the various natural science industries and enjoyed 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 are able to 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 that attended Natural Sciences Day were The Andersons Inc., Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo Metroparks, Crop Production Services and Floralandscape.
Participating businesses also included Glass City Landscape, Belmont Country Club, North Branch Nursery, The Toledo Zoo and Willoway Nurseries.
Area high schools attending Natural Sciences Day were 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.