4-H Grows Here


Agri-Business Career Conference

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018, 9:30 AM - Friday, October 19@ 1:00 PM

The 42nd AnnualNew York State4-H Agribusiness Career Conference will be held on October 18-19, 2018 at SUNY Cobleskill and local agri-businesses. The conference is co-sponsored by NYS

4-H, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cobleskill and the NYS Farm Bureau Foundation for Education. This career exploration conference is open to all youth ages 14 and over who wish to become more aware of opportunities with agriculture and also the academic requirements for professional positions available in the various agri-businesses. It will feature mini-tours to farms and businesses in the Cobleskill area as well as seminars, guest speakers and guided tours of the SUNY Cobleskill agriculture facilities.

A participation fee of $95.00 per youth and $80 per chaperone will include all overnight accommodations and meals. (If a participant wishes to come for just one day, that is acceptable, but the cost of the program is the same.)Participants and chaperones will be staying at The Super 8 located at 955 East Main Street Cobleskill.Please note that this is a new location from previous years. Please note, if your participants are coming in on Wednesday night, it is their own responsibility to make and pay for hotel reservations for that night.

2018 ABC Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 18

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Registration/Mixer activity

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.Welcome, orientation and 2 year vs. 4 year college panel

11:30a.m.-12:00 noonBuffet Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.First Mini -Tour

2:00-3:00 p.m.Second Mini –Tour

3:45-5:00 p.m. “ACI Lab”(Agriculture Career Investigation) Curtis Mott Lounge

Chaperone Meeting during ACI Lab

5:30 p.m.Banquet at SUNY Cobleskill

6:00 p.m.ACI Group Presentations

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Swimming, Bowling, Gym on campus

9:30 p.m.Leave for Super 8 Hotel

Friday, October 19

8:00 a.m. Check out of Hotel

8:15- 8:45 a.m.Breakfast and campus Welcome at Champlin Dining Hall

8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.Campus Tours

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.First Workshop

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Second Workshop

1:00 p.m. Fill out Evaluations and Lunch at Champlin Dining Hall and then depart for home.