Lakeland to host Farm to Factory to Fork High School Career Discoveries
Lakeland University will host FaB Wisconsin’s Farm to Factory to Fork High School Career Discoveries on October 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
With nearly half of the working population in the food and beverage industries due to retire, ensuring there is a pipeline of talent is more important than ever. Additionally, talent is required if we are to double our food production by the year 2050 to feed a global population of 9.7 billion.
Join us to discover and plan for your future career! Students will hear from industry leaders and innovators, participate in interactive discovery activities for valuable hands-on learning, and share their ideas for feeding the world. FaB's annual Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery offers high school students an impression-making, career-based learning experience with Wisconsin's food and beverage companies. Students attending can meet industry professionals in a variety of positions and roles, food and beverage companies with a variety of work-based learning opportunities, and colleges and universities which offer industry degrees, including Lakeland University’s historic Food Safety & Quality program.
Is your company looking to connect with the next generation of talent? Come prepared with an interactive discovery activity for valuable hands-on learning! Share applicable work-based learning options your employer provides (e.g. college internships, youth co-ops, job shadowing, etc.) and share your food stories with students.
Food Safety & Quality at Lakeland University:
Lakeland University offers a unique Food Safety and Quality (FSQ) program that blends the sciences of biology and chemistry with best business practices to prepare students for careers in food processing. Lakeland’s degree was the nation’s first bachelor’s program of its kind.
Lakeland worked with some of the biggest names in the food business – Johnsonville, Sargento, etc. – to create this degree program.
Graduates of the program are well-rounded food safety and quality professionals equipped to advance in the production of food while also possessing finance, management philosophy and other skills needed to lead people to their potential. Unlike a Food Science Degree, which prepares students for food research and development, Lakeland’s Food Safety and Quality program focuses on the safe production of food.