For over 300 high school students, finding a job might not have been at the top of the list for their summer plans. However, with help from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the High Point Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) a career in conservative agriculture was brought to their attention.
The annual Van Horn Career Day was held during May and brought a variety of government agencies and local companies together to display what careers in that particular field would mean and what jobs are available to students.
The NRCS offers a variety of challenging careers and internships with a hands-on learning approach. Students at the career fair learned about the occupational opportunities that allow people to apply their education and experience to making sure that all of us enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment.