LLCC shares job opportunities in the agriculture field
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
High school students saw opportunities in the agriculture field on Thursday.
The opportunity came during Lincoln Land Community College's third annual Agriculture Career Expo.
Over 100 students came from around 12 local schools.
Organizers said employers are having a hard time finding qualified employees.
“Agriculture needs about 60,000 college graduates a year to go into jobs, but we only produce about 35,000 nationwide from all the colleges and universities,” Agronomy professor at LLCC, Bill Harmon said.
They add that jobs in the field are rewarding and pay well.
Students that attended also got to see what it was like to be in an agriculture class at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC).