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Agricultural Event

Careers in “Where Your Food Comes From”!

APRIL 2020

The 2020 Agricultural Career Event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  If you have questions about possible future events, please contact Amanda Lesterhuis,

A collaborative effort between the education system (K-12, post-secondary institutions, including trade schools) and local farmers, vineyard owners and other agriculture/agribusiness employers which will introduce and prepare the workers of tomorrow for career opportunities in agriculture and food technology—which has both immediate and long term workforce needs.

This event will be held at the following locations (school groups will be transported to each location on a set schedule):

  • FLCC Viticulture and Wine Technology Center in Geneva
  • Cornell AgriTech (Cornell University) in Geneva
  • Hemdale Farms in Seneca Castle

We are welcoming Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Volunteers for this event!

Businesses or services that relate to the industry (Viticulture, Dairy/Livestock Management, and Plant Science/Crops Farming) that would like to bring a hands-on activity and/or demonstration please Register online or contact: Amanda Lesterhuis (315) 789-3131 ext. 104 or

We want to help youth identify the applicable and transferable skills they already have, and showcase the academic and employment opportunities that are available locally that will enhance and further develop those skills into a lucrative and rewarding career in agriculture. We will invite students from all Finger Lakes high schools to attend.

This will be a day of hands-on activities at our event; where high school students can try out state-of-the-art farming equipment with equipment suppliers, test new products from food processors, learn about new farming growth industries like viticulture and wine technology, and talk with exhibitors about the crops, livestock and industries from our area that are getting attention from all over the world! We will have exhibitors buzzing about all the latest trends in agriculture!