FARMS Advanced | Monterey and Santa Cruz | March 27, 2019
Soledad High School
Location(s): Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave, 93901
Field Day Host(s) and Mentors:
Ag Commissioner’s Office
UC Cooperative Extension
Summary of the Day:
Students had the opportunity to attend the Ag Tech Summit at Hartnell College. This year students spent the morning listening to a series of talks about entomology and pest management happening locally.
Asian Citrus Psyllid Regulation Update – Tim Lewis, Monterey County Agriculture Commissioner’s Office
Weed Management in Vegetable Crops Using an IPM Approach – Dr. Steven Fennimore, UC Cooperative Extension
Managing Vector Spread of Leaf Roll Virus – Larry Bettiga, UC Cooperative Extension
Over lunch, students had the opportunity to sit down with an industry professional and practice networking as a group. From there we split up into groups to practice networking at the different tabling exhibits. Students met folks from many different industries and ask questions as well as answered questions about themselves and their goals after high school.
After 45 minutes of networking we all came together to discuss the challenges they faced when networking like:
Not knowing what to ask as a follow-up question
Or asking an awkward follow-up question
Stumbling on your words
We also covered some of the information they discovered like:
Summary of the Event:
FARMS Leadership is a competitive program requiring students to apply and interview before being selected to participate. Only a handful of students are selected from each of the participating schools in Monterey and Santa Cruz County.
To celebrate the students who made it into the 2018 FARMS Leadership Cohort, we have a Kick Off Party. Teachers, parents and partners are invited to meet the students and hear more about the program.
This year we started by going around the room and having everyone introduce themselves. Students shared by telling us what grade they are in, what school they attend and something that interests them. Some students confidently stood up to address the group while others sat up straight in their chairs when introducing themselves. Students demonstrated many different public speaking skills and I was impressed by their willingness to participate in front of their peers, parents, and industry professionals. Continue reading FARMS Leadership Monterey/Santa Cruz Kick Off