Huntington Local Schools helping students explore career options with new agriculture program

Huntington Local Schools District said whether it's going to college, not going to college or following in the foot-steps of family working on a farm, they want students to feel confident for their future. 
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Huntington Local Schools' new agriculture program will consist of career development, talking about jobs out there with college or without, public speaking and anything related to agriculture.

The school year just began, the books are back open and high school students are already feeling the pressure of what they want to do when they graduate.

"I think it's hard to decide what you want to do when you're like this stage because there is a lot for the future," Junior Lincoln Grubb said.

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"Not everybody likes the same thing, people kind of file off to their individual job and career so it's kind of cool to learn different things to see what you want to spend your life doing," Junior NIchole Garrett said.

This is the first year for the program and the first year for agriculture educator, Karlie Canfield. She said in this course, students will get experience doing work related to agriculture, electrical work, plumbing, construction, working with small engines as well as taking field trips in the area.

High school students aren't the only focus, the district is also working to help middle school students. The district wants to expose all of their students to the many possibilities that are waiting for them.

Huntington Local Schools District said whether it's going to college, not going to college or following in the footsteps of family working on a farm, they want students to feel confident for their future.

"Every kid has a specific talent and implementing these types of programs, it's very important because we can capitalize on the talents that they have," Superintendent Pete Ruby said.

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