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Exploring Job Options in Rural Wisconsin Update on the educational classroom series.

Easter Seals FARM Program and Camp Wawbeek joined forces during camp’s four Transition weekends with Rural Rehabilitation Specialist Ami Cooper conducting activities related to our Ag Career Exploration Program. Ami shared information about ag-related jobs and career development to interested campers. Trips were also taken – one to Hidden Valley Mushroom Farm and another to Rosedale Genetics, a dairy farm which has received prestigious recognition for their breeding practices. The owner of Flowerbuds Greenhouse also visited camp to meet with the group.

Several young adults have participated in the Ag Career Exploration classes throughout the state, learning about diverse ag-related jobs and about what opportunities may be available to them in their communities. Classes held recently in Madison, for instance, offered students the opportunity to explore their interests further at site visits to Heartland Farm Sanctuary, a greenhouse, and a meet-and-greet at the Fitchburg DNR Center.

Easter Seals FARM Program is excited about the opportunity to reach out to teachers, parents, and students with disabilities across the state and invites anyone with interest or questions to contact the class instructor, Ami Cooper, at acooper@eastersealswisconsin.com or by phone at 608.225.1867.

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