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Not Your Traditional Farmer: Translating Agriculture Skills to Manufacturing at Rhodes State College

Rhodes State College along with Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), is hosting a seminar titled: Not Your Traditional Farmer: Translating Agriculture Skills to Manufacturing. The event will take place on February 24th from 1 PM until 2:30 PM in the James J. Countryman Building, Room 140, on Rhodes State College’s Campus at 4240 Campus Drive in Lima. The cost of attending the seminar is $25. Jim Uphaus, Chair of Agriculture Technology at Rhodes State will be leading the event. Registration closes at noon on February 24th.

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The seminar will highlight how Manufacturers in Northwest Ohio need high skill, tech-savvy employees and many farmers need off-farm manufacturing jobs to supplement farm income. The intersection of these skills and needs can provide a boost to the overall workforce.  Modern farming practices include autonomous vehicles, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and information data management systems. Come explore with us how agriculture technology innovation has moved 1920’s corn yields from 30 bushels per acre to record breaking yields of 620 bushels per acre in 2019.  And learn the types of skills that today’s farmer has that can translate to the manufacturing arena.