The Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Warsaw Area Career Center, hosted the Kosciusko Chamber Education Summit- Agriculture Education & Technology in Kosciusko County: More to the Farm than a Barn- Beakers, Speakers, & Job Seekers held at Lakeland Christian Academy this morning.
Keynote speakers included Mr. Rob Hays of the Indiana FFA Organization and Kelli Kreider of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne. Each spoke not only about the importance and relevance of agriculture education in our lives today but also the need for future generations to become involved and interested in the ever-changing agriculture industry. Kreider specifically mentioned the amazing opportunities that Ivy Tech has to offer in agriculture degrees in Fort Wayne that will transfer to several schools in and out of state. Additionally, a panel discussion on technology in agriculture was held featuring many local leaders in agriculture.
Area schools provided FFA students to host the following interactive student displays: -Warsaw: Natural Resources & Plants -Whitko: Animals & Food -Wawasee: Horticulture/Landscape & Soils -Tippecanoe Valley: Agribusiness & Mechanics
WACC's own Culinary Arts students catered breakfast for the event. They offered a wonderful spread to choose from including an assortment of muffins, fresh fruits, biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs which were provided by Creighton Brothers, and duck bacon which were provided by Maple Leaf Farms.
Special thanks to our other event sponsors: Horizon Bank & State Farm Insurance.