Annual Ag Expo, job fair upcoming
Anyone interested in agriculture may want to look into the upcoming Willamette Valley Ag Expo taking place at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany.
The Expo runs Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 15-17, and will feature more than 150 ag vendors, CORE classes, farming displays, a career day and job fair for anyone interested in agriculture employment. Promoters bill the event as the largest ag expo in the Pacific Northwest, demonstrating the latest innovation and technology in agriculture.
Highlights include an opening-day job fair, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, with information about current openings and career opportunities ranging from entry-level to highly-skilled positions and professional opportunities.
Wednesday, Nov. 16, is career day; all youth agriculture classes are encouraged to attend the expo free. For information about that and scholarship and transportation options, visit wvaexpo.com.
Wednesday night features our Dine Around Oregon, a progressive dining experience to enjoy while touring the expo. The menu features the best of Oregon's culinary products including: beef, dairy, poultry, lamb and Oregon grown.
In conjunction with sponsors like Oregonians for Food and Shelter, the expo is offering CORE Pesticide Training Classes on Tuesday and Thursday. Courses are complimentary with paid admission to the expo.
The three-day events strives to feature something for everyone in the ag industry. Along with a trade show, attendees can visit the expo's Antique Tractor Show and Oregon Women for Agriculture's A Farmer Feeds educational displays.
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