Today, many people are considering a change in careers. They are seeking better pay, better advancement opportunities, or a more satisfactory work environment. A career in agriculture can offer all three. This is not raising crops or livestock but working with agribusinesses around the state to service farm equipment, to provide support services for farmers, and to work for organizations that regulate and finance farming operations. Many of these positions do not require experience in agriculture and utilize skills and abilities in many other lines of work.
The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will host an agricultural career fair as part of its annual Expo in December. The one-day event will give Indiana agribusinesses the chance to interview potential candidates for their open positions. It will also expose those not familiar with careers in agriculture to the opportunities there are in this field. The career fair will take place on Thursday, December 15, from 9am to 1pm at the Grand Park Event Center in Westfield, IN, where the Expo is being held.
A special room just off the Expo trade show floor will be set up with representatives from a number of companies willing to talk with prospective applicants. Those attending the career fair can also visit the Expo to gain further exposure to the careers possible in the industry of agriculture. There is no cost of admission to the career fair, and the Expo and parking at Grand Park are also free.
The Grand Park Event Center is located at 19000 Grand Park Blvd, Westfield, IN 46074. The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo will run from December 13 – 15. Expo hours are 9am – 4pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9am – 3pm on Thursday. For more information, visit indianafarmexpo.com.
As of this writing over a dozen, Indiana-based firms will be on hand at the Ag Career Fair. Many of the positions being offered come with on-the-job training included. Some require mechanical skills, while others require office or computer skills. Some involve working in an office, a shop, or outdoors. If you are currently looking for a job or just considering a career change, The Ag Career Fair will provide you with valuable information and contacts. For more information and directions, visit indianafarmexpo.com.