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Julie Tesch: Many job opportunities exist in ag sector

Julie Tesch, executive director of the Minnesota Ag Education Leadership Council
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Julie Tesch, executive director of the Minnesota Ag Education Leadership Council

Julie Tesch is executive director of the Minnesota Ag Education Leadership Council, a state-mandated organization. She works with high-school agriculture teachers, students and other people interested in agriculture, food and natural-resource education programs.

Formerly a 4H extension educator in Waseca, Tesch says she has "always been interested in helping provide rural youth with education and career opportunities."

In this video, Julie echoes what many of the rural young people I’ve interviewed for this project have said — that the depressed economy has had little effect on careers in agriculture and related industries. In fact, there are a surprising number of career opportunities available to young people — even those with no farm experience — who are willing to complete agricultural education programs.

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