Ag Industry Professional Development
Professional development is a common task that most employees in the agricultural industry must undertake each year. With required updates to certifications, new innovations, and continuous research occurring in agriculture, professionals in the industry must be life-long learners. The winter season is often referred to as “meeting season” in agriculture. As a student, you have the opportunity to attend professional development opportunities and get a head start on that continuing education in addition to building your industry network.
- Attend an agricultural industry training or professional development event related to your career objectives. See resources posted on the Ag Department Student Hub Canvas Course.
- Document evidence of your attendance with a photo, agenda, or conference brochure.
- Meet one new person and identify how that person fits in to your professional network.
- Write (at least 500 words) or record (2-5 minutes) a reflection regarding your experience at the event including the name and location of the event, summary of sessions you attended, people you networked with, information you learned, how it applies to your future career, etc.
- Submit your attendance evidence, network connection, and reflection on Canvas.