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Wauneta-Palisade Ag Business Management students visiting Wauneta businesses PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 March 2016 15:57

By Diane Stamm

The Wauneta Breeze

Students at Wauneta-Palisade High School have had an opportunity to visit Wauneta area ag-related businesses through the school’s Agricultural Business Management class.

Available for grades 9-12, teacher Teresa Hayes has taken students Michael Lovell, Dakota Ingold, Paxton Gleason, Angel Hinojosa, Logan Fischer, Maycee Hicks and Stevie Johnson to visit ten businesses.

Taking part in the program are Wauneta Roller Mills, Frenchman Valley Farmers Co-op, HomeTown Agency, Maddux Cattle Co., Valley Bank and Trust Co., Harchelroad Motors Inc., Walgren’s Super Market, Johnston Real Estate and Kramer Business Office, plus the GROW Nebraska Workshop.

With so many agricultural-related businesses in the area, the class hopes to gain knowledge in the phases of production—producer, middle-man and consumer—and how  the different businesses relate.

Hopefully, students will come to realize what type of education may be needed for the different jobs in the field of ag.

Students are expected to display proper etiquette, including handshakes and thank you notes.

Joey Large, vice president at Valley Bank and Trust Co., said the class came prepared for its late fall visit to the bank.

Students asked good questions, according to Large, and he appreciated their efforts.

While at Valley Bank and Trust Co., Large talked to the class about what to be prepared for if visiting a loan officer and encouraged students to keep their checkbooks balanced.

Jacob Pankonin, with Walgren’s Super Market, said the class was attentive during its visit to the store in January.

Pankonin and John Johnston told the group that the store is often the final stage of ag production and gave students insight into how the Walgren’s is managed.

Hayes, who also helps sponsor the school’s FFA program, said the class has appreciated the time the businesses have taken to visit with the group.

Visits will continue through the school year.

“We realize that we have just begun to explore what the Wauneta area has to offer for agricultural goods and services, plus employment opportunities now and in the future,” Hayes said. “I can’t say enough for how much my students and I are learning about the business mosaic of our community.”