The Texas County Farm Bureau hosted its first Agricultural Career Expo (ACE) program May 7-8 inside the Murfin Building at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Fairgrounds.
Seventh and eighth graders from each county school were invited to learn about agricultural-related jobs available to them and the proper and necessary classes needed to qualify for the careers.
Jerrod Lawrence helped secure many FFA volunteer workers and introduced students to the FFA program.
The MU Extension Office, Soil and Water Commission and the Missouri Department of Conservation helped staff the booths. Presenting information were:
-Robert Johnson, agronomist.
-David McCroskey, animal nutrionist.
-Jerry Elliott, botanist.
-Dave Snider, KY3, climatology.
-John Avery, entomology.
-Robert Rouse, environmental scientist.
-Cammie Younger, Chi Holder and Betty Baney, University Extension awareness.
-Mary Scott, fisheries scientist.
-Gary Oakley and Gary Gognet, forestry.
-Marilyn O’dneal, horticulture.
-Lesly Holt and Mike Gaskins, naturalist.
-John Preston, hydrologist.
-Steven Root, veterinarian.
-Susanna Howard, viticulturist.
-Mike Woodring, wildlife biologist.
-Elizabeth Tyree, Farm Bureau scholarship recipient.
The conservation department also provided lunch to the presenters and FFA volunteers and Farm Bureau Members, who acted as guides.