The Indian Lake High School Senior Career Speakers Series continued recently with a look at agriculture and animal-related opportunities.
TJ Lyden from Heritage Cooperative spoke to students about the global world of agribusiness. He is a grain elevator manager in eastern Logan County. Lyden detailed the different areas of agriculture where employees can specialize including grain, egronomy, energy and feed. He says anyone interested in starting straight out of high school should have a good driving record. Those who continue to higher education should seek degrees in agribusiness or business. Lyden told students that technology and detailed land management practices continue to become larger components of agribusiness. One in seven jobs in Ohio are ag-related.
Students also heard from veterinary technician Sally Baker, from Northside Animal Clinic in Bellefontaine. She told students that being a vet-tech for animals is similar to being a nurse for humans.
She suggested that young people interested in this kind of position find an accredited two-year school that offers plenty of hands-on experiences. Baker did warn that becoming a vet-tech is not necessarily a pathway to becoming a veterinarian because that process is much longer. Options for vet-tech positions include small and large animal veterinary practices, research facilities and specialized clinics.
The Senior Career Speaker Series is presented to Indian Lake High School in partnership with the Logan County Chamber of Commerce.
T.J. Lyden of Heritage Cooperative speaks to senior students at Indian Lake High School.
Submitted by Indian Lake Local Schools.