VERSAILLES – On Saturday, Nov 16, the Versailles FFA will be sponsoring a free Young Ag Conference: The Next Step at the Versailles High School, 280 Marker Road. This event is for anyone in grades second-12th with interest in agriculture for their future in the Darke County. This event will feature many different types of agriculture professionals teaching about their careers, as well as agriculture colleges and higher institutions and businesses will be present showcasing their opportunities.
Agriculture professionals that will be on hand for conference include: game warden, veterinarian, agricultural loan officer, dairy farmer, agricultural trucking, agricultural insurance agent, agricultural crop insurance agent, agricultural business-human resources, landscaper, agricultural educational teacher, agricultural college professor, animal nutritionist, agricultural mechanic and plumber.
The program will also include Edison Community College and Wilmington College. This event will start at 9 a.m., with registration at 8:30 a.m., and will conclude by 1 p.m. This event is free and includes a light breakfast, pizza, free T-shirt, door prizes and an opportunity to hear from excellent agriculture professionals. The program will also feature Ohio FFA Association past State FFA Officer and Ohio Department of Agriculture Deputy Director of Children’s Initiative Cathy Corbitt. This event is open to all the youth in Darke County. This new activity will be funded through a grant funded through the Ohio FFA Foundation and ARCOP.