We inspired the next generation of talent at our Career Discovery on May 10 at Concordia University in Mequon. This was a high school student experience to discover and plan career futures with those who feed and quench our own and the world. Did you come out to Farm Factory Fork with us?

The talent required to operate and grow a food and beverage company comes from many of the career clusters available to students through their academic career planning. In its fifth year, FaB's Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery offers high school students an impression-making career-based learning experience with Wisconsin's food and beverage companies and colleges and universities. It offers students and their schools a menu of ways to discover, plan, and pursue a career in the food and beverage industry.

At the 2019 FFF, students and their chaperones met industry professionals in a variety of positions and roles, food and beverage companies with a variety of work-based learning opportunities, and colleges and universities which offer industry degrees. New this year, students also engaged in a process of product development being led by Concordia University’s team behind their Master in Food Product Development Program


                

THANKS TO THESE PARTICIPATING COMPANIES & COLLEGES!

 

THANKS TO THESE PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOLS!

AGENDA

8:00 –9:20 AM: ARRIVAL & KICK-START BREAKFAST
Students and exhibitors arrived, checked in, grabbed their Sargento backpack and breakfast, and found their identified group in the bleachers.

9:20 –9:30 AM: WELCOME
Students received a warm welcome before embarking on their Career Discovery.

9:30 –9:40 AM: TRANSITION TO CAREER DISCOVERY EXPERIENCES
Schools rotated through three distinct career-based learning experiences, spending one hour in each.

CAREER DISCOVERY & GALLERIA
Within the Galleria, students had 60 minutes to talk with industry professionals representing a variety of career tracks and professional roles, engaging employers on their work-based learning opportunities to seed their careers and explore academic pathways to feed their careers. 

CAREER PANEL
Our Career Panel featured seven young industry professionals representing various sectors of the industry and different career professions. Moderator Gina Balke, FaB's Director of Talent, wove together a series of questions to panelists and opened questions up to the student audience.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
In this Product Development Experience, facilitated by Concordia University Faculty, groups of students moved through a Product Development experience where they conceptualized innovative cheese snack products.

9:40 –10:40 AM: FIRST ROTATION

10:40 – 10:50 AM: TRANSITION

10:50 – 11:50 AM: SECOND ROTATION

11:50 AM - NOON: TRANSITION

NOON – 1:00 PM: THIRD ROTATION

 

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORING HOST!

THANKS TO OUR KICK-START BREAKFAST SPONSOR!

THANKS TO OUR BACKPACK SWAG SPONSOR!

 

THANKS TO OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS