At the Minnesota FFA Convention, students get a glimpse into their future at the Career Connections event. AgCentric Executive Director Keith Olander says this is a wonderful time to be in agriculture. “The opportunities are really endless for these kids with two, three, four jobs available to them,” said Keith Olander, executive director, AgCentric. “On the other side, industry is here really seeking talent and courting these students; getting the talent and retaining talent, competition is high.” Parents often want their kids to get a four-year degree, but the prospects are also good for those getting a technical education. Olander cites less debt for the students coming out of a technical school “and honestly, we’re seeing the earnings on the two-year side a litttle stronger than the four-year (degree) in a lot of cases.”
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