Renewable Energy Conference to Spark Interest in the Future of Agriculturalists
by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department
posted Mar 21 2014 1:55PM
There’s no doubt that Iowa is the hub for agriculture based jobs. In an effort to educate the next generation Iowa companies are working with schools to keep these types of careers in mind for their future at the upcoming Iowa High School Renewable energy conference, according to Nevada High School teacher Kevin Cooper.
"We put this all together in a one day conference for high school students to come and learn about the career opportunities," he says, "and how important it is economically to our area."
The Iowa based companies attending the conference will present on topics from hydrogen fuel to processing grain for quality beef.
But, as Cooper says, there is one more important theme.
"The main focus here is trying to educate young people."
Cooper says their main demographic is high school students. The registration is three-dollars for students and free for teachers and parents.
The conference plans on keeping their registration open as long as possible, as they don't want any student to miss out because of a deadline.
To register by calling Kevin Cooper at Nevada High School at (515) 382-3521.
Companies at the conference will include Iowa Energy Center and DuPont/Pioneer.
--By 1230 KFJB Reporter Katherine Fritcke