More than 80 students from 11 high schools participated in Lincoln Land Community College’s third annual Agriculture Career Expo on Thursday, Nov. 9 on the LLCC Springfield campus. The expo showcased the many job opportunities available in agriculture by bringing together interested students with educational resources and industry professionals.
Students learned about LLCC’s agriculture program and how they can get started; participated in mini-lessons in agronomy, ag mechanics, animal science and horticulture; and met with LLCC’s ag faculty and students as well as representatives from various ag-related businesses. In addition, students received a T-shirt, lunch and door prizes.
Event sponsors included Farm Credit Illinois, Illinois Pork Producers Association, Brandt, Sloan Implement Company, Jenner Ag, First National Bank of Litchfield, M & M Service Company, Agri-Search, GROWMARK, Pioneer, Springfield Pepsi, Canteen Vending and Subway-Frito Lay.
More information on LLCC Agriculture and its degree and certificate programs can be found at www.llcc.edu/agriculture.
Hannah Carlock, Cass Paine, Danielle Ratcliff and Alex Watkins
Michael Bacon, Tierney Bacon, Kyler Bailey, Leslie Behymer, Roxana Chavez, Jordan Daulton, Jacob Daulton, Prince Domitien, Isabel Garcia, Daisy Garcia, Esmeralda Merino, Maria Millan, Kenneth Morrell, David Pierce and Kynadie Washington
Adam Boeck, Derek Bondy, Gavin Brown, Jerod Brown, Victoria Cano, Kendra Damm, Seth Damm, Gino DeMartini, Briget Dolliger, Blaine Fritz, Bill Gill, Trae Hall, Jason Hartke, Bryce Higginbotham, Collin Johnson, Tom Johnson, Blane Lancaster, Madison McMillin, Nate Reiniesch, Jaylen Ronald, Nick Spencer, Devin Stroh, Dominik Taylor, Tyler Watters, Chris Watters, Drake Winters, Deyon Wolber and Blake Zenner
Brandin Atterberry, Emily Fleck, Preston Green, Chance Rutherford, Nicole Schreiner, Keagan Seagle and Seth Westfall
Karly Bruntjen, Damien Cunningham, Callie Emerson, Tanner Millburg, Kharynn Millburg, Kaleb Millburg and Blade Weller
Carly Goebel, Shawn Goebel, Mackenzie Harmon, Ali Harris, Matthew Tarrant and Jhett Walker
Ryder Dyche, Beni Harmony, Lillie Harris, Hailey James and Meadow Sporrer
Jarrett Fry, Alison Lashmett, Bailey Mason, Kacie McCleery, Donnie Stice and Chaz Walker