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FaB's 2018 Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery
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FaB's 2018 Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery

4/24/2018
When: Tuesday, April 24
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Mount Mary University - Bergstrom Hall
2927 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53222
United States
Contact: Emily Allen

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Please note: this event is open only to participating schools and exhibiting companies.

COME FARM-FACTORY-FORK WITH US! 


We're inspiring the next generation of talent at our Career Discovery on April 24. Join us for a high school student experience to discover career futures with those who feed and quench our own and the world better. Together.

Each year's Farm-Factory-Fork is unique to keep students, schools, and employers coming back.

In its fourth year, FaB's annual Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery offers high school students an impression-making, career-based learning experience (CBLE) with Wisconsin's food and beverage companies. 

Students (and their chaperones) will walk away with personal introductions to (and the stories behind):
  • Some of Wisconsin's food and beverage company CEOs in a special panel discussion followed by student Q&A
MODERATOR PANELISTS




TRUEMAN MCGEE
 Owner
GIACOMO FALLUCCA
Chairman of the 
Board & CEO
>>Giacomo's Story
KATIE WESSEL
Owner & CEO
>>Katie's Story
LOUIE GENTINE
CEO
>>Louie's Story
COLIN MCDERMID
President of Cereal Business Unit

  • The industry's professionals and skilled talent, and their careers, through discovery activities with each participating company
  • How companies are creating products, processes, services, and partnerships to feed and quench our own and the world better, together
  • The process of product development in an ideation session for students facilitated by FaB's College Collective
  • The academic programs and training available to those pursuing a career in the food and beverage industry
    Employers and their talent attending will walk away with personal introductions to students and Wisconsin high schools interested and promoting careers in food and beverage.

    Each year's Farm-Factory-Fork is unique to keep students, schools, and employers coming back. In fact, 100% of 2017 participating companies and schools said they would do it again.


    "It was an amazing event unlike any others that our students have had the opportunity to participate in. It was educational and inspirational to the students, and truly opened their eyes to many possibilities in the food industry."

    Gale Litt (2017 Chaperone)
    Food Science & Culinary Arts Instructor
    Plymouth High School, Plymouth, Wisconsin


    Before you jump in, catch our 2017 FFF Summary Video.


    Use our Company Discovery Activity Worksheet to facilitate your activity brainstorm and our Careers Infographic to develop your talking points.

      




    KICK-START BREAKFAST SPONSORS
    A huge thank you to these product donation sponsors - thanks for feeding our own!


    SWAG SPONSOR
    Each student will receive a backpack to hold their goodies - thank you, Angelic Bakehouse!


    PARTICIPATING COMPANIES & SCHOOLS

    These companies and schools have already registered - watch this list grow!

    COMPANIES

         




    COLLEGES

         





    HIGH SCHOOLS
    Bay View Bradley Tech Central
    Delavan-Darien Elkhorn Area Hale Indian Trail

    KM Performing Arts Kettle Moraine Menomonee Falls
     Plymouth Sheboygan Falls Union Grove Vincent
    Washington Waterford Union Waupun Area

    INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

    HIGH SCHOOLS
    Free registration! Limited to 16 schools, 20 students per school, and one chaperone per ten students.

    We're full! 

    We encourage schools with STEAM, culinary, aquaponics, or urban farming programs to coordinate a group of no more than 20 students to attend. Schools participating should be using the Inspire/Career Cruising academic planning platform.

    Includes a hot breakfast and food and beverage samplings throughout the discovery experience. There is no cost to attend the FFF, but travel arrangements are the responsibility of the school. Free large lot parking is available for buses or vans.

    Is your high school a FaB member? It's free to you and gives you year-round FaB industry action and news. Join now!



    EXHIBITING MEMBER COMPANIES & COLLEGES
    See below for fees. Limited to 40 exhibitors.

    We encourage FaB's food and beverage companies, training partners, and our College Collective to exhibit. Additionally, we're offering limited exhibitor spots to food industry technical or professional service providers.*

    All exhibitors are required to: 
    Exhibitors will be food, beverage, ingredient, packaging, and equipment manufacturers and distributors, testing/quality laboratories, farms, restaurants, industry educators and trainers, and industry-specific technical and professional service providers, as well as colleges and universities offering food and beverage industry programming.

    *All technical and professional service providers must have a practice dedicated to the food and beverage industry. FaB reserves the right to limit and discern best fit for the student experience.




    FEES & REGISTRATION
    High Schools Free
    Includes breakfast and food and beverage samples. Schools must arrange and cover cost of transportation.

    Member Companies & College Exhibitors
    Non-profits, colleges & universities $250
    For-profits with 100 or fewer employees $325
    For-profits with 101-300 employees
    $500
    For-profits with 301+ employees
    $600
    Includes one 6-foot display table with linen, participation for up to three company representatives. Please note we will maintain an employer mix of 70% food and beverage companies to 15% technical or professional service companies and 15% training and educational institutions.


    AGENDA & WHAT TO EXPECT
     
    EXHIBITOR SETUP WINDOW
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Enter Bergstrom Hall from the southwest end of the parking lot. Follow signs to to pick up your Exhibitor Station Maps. Exhibitor stations are a 6-foot table. All exhibitors must be set up by 9:00 am. Hot bagged breakfasts and a refreshment stand are provided. All exhibitors will participate in the audience with students for the CEO Panel. All exhibitors must have completed a registration form to communicate needs and verify representatives.

    STUDENT & CEO ARRIVAL, SEATING, & EATING
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Enter Bergstrom Hall from the southwest end of the parking lot. Follow signs to check in and pick up your swag backpack. Proceed to the breakfast and beverage station to pick up your breakfast, then grab a seat. As soon as you're seated, enjoy your breakfast and beverage. Students, chaperones, exhibitors, and CEO panelists are to be seated by 9:25 am for a prompt 9:30 program start.

    KICK-START BREAKFAST & CEO PANEL
    9:30 am - 11:00 am
    While finishing your breakfast, the program will start.

    9:30-9:35 am
    Welcome by Dr. Christine Pharr, President of Mount Mary University

    9:35-9:45 am
    Welcome and About FFF by Shelley Jurewicz, Executive Director of FaB Wisconsin

    9:45-10:15 am
    We've formed a special CEO Panel of Wisconsin's food and beverage companies for our Kick-Start Breakfast. They'll each share their company and personal food stories. To get the panel started, we've asked each CEO to answer "What's it like to run a company that's making new and better products?" and "Why and how are you partnering with schools and non-profits?"

    The panel will feature:
    • Moderator: Trueman McGee, Owner of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
    • Giacomo Fallucca, Chairman of the Board & CEO of Palermo‚Äôs Pizza
    • Louie Gentine, CEO of Sargento
    • Katie Wessel, Owner & CEO of Milwaukee Pretzel Co.
    • Colin McDermid, President of Cereal Business Unit at Kerry, Inc.

    10:15-10:30 am
    We've built in time to digest the panel's comments with those sitting around you. Frame your questions...then it's time for student Q&A.

    10:30-11:00 am
    Step up to the microphone - the CEOs are ready for your questions.


    INDUSTRY CAREER GALLERIA
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Students cruise the galleria of food and beverage industry employers, stopping at each to hear the exhibitors' food stories and engage in their discovery activity to demonstrate how their company, products, processes are creating food and beverage that feeds and quenches our own and the world better. And yes, students can anticipate many tasty bites along the way. 

    Exhibitor discovery activities should engage students in a hands-on demonstration to illustrate how your company's products, services, or processing features are creating food and beverage that feeds and quenches our own and the world better. Exhibitor representatives should come prepared to share their personal food stories - the journey that got you to your current position.

    Use our Company Discovery Activity Worksheet to facilitate your activity brainstorm and our Careers Infographic to develop your talking points.

      


    COLLEGE COLLECTIVE PRODUCT IDEATION ZONE
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Within the galleria, students will also meet FaB's College Collective to learn about industry career pathways. We'll also have three ideation stations (flip charts on easels, tables with Post-Its and markers) for students to add their ideas in response to:
    • What product would make for a perfect high school snack?
    • How can the exhibitors you met today help feed the hungry?
    • What ongoing interaction would you like to have with the exhibitors you met today?



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