DODGE CITY – Local USDA agencies are joining the growing list of sessions for this year’s upcoming High School Ag Career Day at the 3i Show. Representatives from the local Farm Service Agency and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will visit with students about careers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Students will learn about these agencies’ missions and how USDA programs implemented locally help agricultural producers continue to preserve natural resources while providing a safe and secure food supply.

Agency reps will also discuss specific career positions available, the skills and education required for those positions, and how to apply for internships and positions with the USDA.

USDA has a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve the nation’s natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds and healthy private working lands. For more information, or for persons with disabilities who wish to attend and need reasonable accommodations, contact kitra.cooper@ks.usda.gov or call (785) 539-3531.

High School Ag Career Day is held on opening day, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. The day offers students an opportunity to learn about careers in agriculture. Sessions will be held on the hour, every hour, beginning at 9 a.m., with the final session beginning at 1 p.m.

High school agriculture teachers, their students and parents, high school counselors, FFA representatives, 4-H representatives and extension agents are invited. High schools planning to attend are requested to complete and submit the RSVP form available online on the events tab at www.3iSHOW.com.

For complete information about sessions, as well as other events at the 62nd Annual 3i Show on Oct. 13-15, visit www.3ishow.com or contact the WKMA office directly toll-free at (877) 405-2883 or locally at (620) 227-8082. Like the 3i Show Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter and Google+.