While many college grads settle for internships, those with agricultural degrees could be much better off. A study by Purdue and the USDA says over 54,000 ag-related jobs will be created each year through 2015 in areas like food, the environment, and renewable energy.
UW-River Falls officials are expected to announce a “significant partnership” with Racine-based Case IH and Value Implement of Menomonie and Osseo Wednesday morning. The deal is said to greatly benefit the university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES).
At last week’s River Falls Town Board meeting, discussion took place surrounding the need for volunteers for the 2010 Pierce County Farm Technology Days being held July 20-22. The event will be operating solely on volunteer help.
A Wisconsin team of four teachers and administrators involved in agriculture education were among 41 state education officials and agriculture teachers from 11 states to attend the first National Agriscience Integration Institute (NAII) in Johnston, Iowa, Aug. 9-13.
In the next few weeks, Gov. Jim Doyle will announce details of a $150-million, ten-year initiative to make Wisconsin a national leader in bio and alternative fuels, and to help the state's manufacturers.
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