FARMS Leadership | San Joaquin | Friday, April 2nd, 2021
Location(s) of Field Day: CAL-Waste – Galt, CA
Field Day Host(s) and Mentor(s): Leesa Klotz – Education Coordinator
Summary of the Day: This San Joaquin FARMS Field Day and Leadership Lesson begins with a historical tour of garbage and waste management in the United States. Beginning with the New York Department of Street Cleaning in 1881, America’s history of sanitation and waste management is actually much newer than many would believe. Our host, Lisa Klotz, guides us through a Virtual Tour of the operations at CAL-Waste and emphasizes, the Moby Duck Spill, the importance of being a conscious consumer, the amount of plastics in the average human diet, and the ways CAL-Waste is doing its part to preserve our planet.
This event concludes with a Leadership Lesson that focuses on FARMS students’ professional development. FARMS students complete a free “16Personalities” personality test, the U.S. Department of Labor’s “CareerOneStop” Interest Assessment, and use the inventory of their proficiencies to deduce their potentials for presented career paths.
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FARMS Leadership | San Joaquin x Sacramento Valley | Friday, March 26th, 2021
Location(s) of Field Day: Sierra Pacific Industries – Lincoln, CA
Field Day Host(s) and Mentors: Francisco Castillo – Senior Director Public Affairs, Union Pacific Railroad Mark Luster – Community Relations Manager, Sierra Pacific Industries Katie Luther – Workforce Development & Communication Coordinator, Sierra Pacific Industries
Theme: Personal Development, Personal Branding, and Building Your Network … Sawmill Operations, Professional Skill Sets, and Career Planning
Summary of the Day: This double-header, San Joaquin and Sacramento Valley Leadership Lesson and Field Day, event featured two public relations professionals from two of California’s heavy industry sectors. Union Pacific Railroad is the largest railroad in North America, covers 23 states and, since its completion in 1869, remains a fixture in the logistics of most commodities to this day. Sierra Pacific Industries is a family-owned company, they are the second largest land-owner in North America (yes, I do mean the ENTIRE CONTINENT of North America), and remain a leader in the lumber manufacturing industry for more than 70 years. Though the Virtual Tour only explores a fraction of the jobs available with Sierra Pacific Industries, it should be noted that Sierra Pacific’s land holdings span from as far north as Burlington, Washington to Keystone in California. In the latter portion of the Q&A session with Mark Luster, we delve into the subject of female representation within the ranks of the Sierra Pacific workforce and request feedback from some of our FARMS Leadership students.
FARMS Leadership | San Joaquin x Sacramento Valley | Friday, February 12th, 2021
Location(s) of Field Day: U.C. Davis Department of Animal Sciences — Davis, CA
Field Day Host(s) and Mentors: Aaron Prinz – Animal Facilities Manager, Interim Swine Facilities Manager Kelli Davis – Horse Barn Manager Benjamin A. Rupchis – Goat Teaching and Research Facility Manager Kristy Portillo – Avian Facility Manager Caleb Sehnert – Meat Laboratory Manager
Theme: Post-Secondary Education in Agriculture and Careers in Animal Learning
Summary of the Day: This non-recorded, virtual field day with the Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin FARMS Leadership classes feature several Animal Facilities within U.C. Davis’ Animal Sciences Department. Animal Facilities Manager and head of the 11 Animal Facilities Departments, Aaron Prinz, hosted our FARMS Leadership students for a 1-hour Zoom tour of five of the 11 Departments. Following introductions and a review of the Animal Facilities Manager’s background and career history, FARMS students enjoyed a private screening of video presentations of each of the featured Manager’s Facilities. The digital format of this field day, presented the opportunity to visit and learn about over twice as many U.C. Davis Animal Facilities; as compared with previous field days, due to time and logistical constraints. Hands-on Learning Kits for this field day included some official U.C. Davis-branded swag and Pepperoni Snack Sticks, complements of U.C. Davis’ Meat Laboratory.
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