Smith Academy and Szawlowski Farms Agricultural Foundation to host Agricultural Career Day on National Agriculture Day on March 19



Dear Hatfield School Community,

The Szawlowski Farms Agricultural Foundation is partnering with Smith Academy to host the Agricultural Career Day, hoping to introduce students to a wide range of careers in agriculture and encourage them to pursue an education in the agricultural field.

The Agricultural Career Day will  take place at Smith Academy from 12 pm to 2pm, and will feature a panel of professionals that have careers relating to agriculture and the production and distribution of food. There will also be a question/answer segment and time afterwards for high school students to speak to the panel members one-on-one.

On March 19th, Smith Academy will be hosting an Agricultural Career Day, presented by the Szawlowski Farms Agricultural Foundation. The goal of this event is to introduce students to the wide range of careers available in the agricultural field and to encourage them to pursue an education in an agriculture related field. A panel of professionals who have careers relating to the production and distribution of food, such as farmers, scientists, bankers, policymakers, and transportation specialists will give an opening presentation on careers connected to farming and agriculture, followed by a question and answer session and a chance for high school students to speak directly with the panelists.

Since its creation in 2010, the Szawlowski Farms Agricultural Foundation has granted nine scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the region looking to pursue careers in agriculture-related fields. It has also supported agriculture-related curriculum and activities in elementary, middle, and high school and fundraising for the UMass Stockbridge Agricultural Learning Center. This year, the Foundation gave a grant to Smith Academy to help fund "Naviance", a college and career readiness course offered to juniors and seniors.

Thank you to the Szawlowski Farms for their continued support of Smith Academy and for helping to host this important event. 


John F. Robert