More than 370 students participated in the career fair from middle schools throughout Bedford County at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce’s Ag Career Day at the Bedford County Fairgrounds on Friday. Students learned that careers in agriculture are much more than animals. They include manufacturing, technology, chemistry, horticulture and much more. The event was the first fair of its kind planned by the Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee in partnership with the Bedford County Chamber Foundation and Bedford County Farm Bureau as well as, sponsors West Central Equipment and Blackberry Bottom Farm and exhibitors from area businesses and colleges. Students visited interactive stations and were exposed to an array of opportunities in the region. The Chamber said it plans to make the career expo an annual event. Students from the Bedford County FFA Chapter, led by Scott Myers from the Bedford County Technical Center, provided guide service and teambuilding exercises as part of the day’s activities.

Contact Elizabeth Coyle at ecoyle@bedfordgazette.com; 623-1151, ext. 105.

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