Agri-Energy Program

Agri-Energy Program

Agri-Energy Program. I'm Greg Martin with Washington Ag Today.

Washington Business Week is a week-long summer program that places high school students in a dynamic simulation where they compete as industry professionals, sharpen communication skills, and face real-world challenges. Alicia Crank, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships with Washington Business Week explains.

CRANK: We take high school students, grades 9 through 12 and they spend a week during the summer on one of four college campuses across the state and they form companies, they create a product, they come up with their business plan. They have a business simulation program they use to come up with that and then at the end of the week they do a trade show where members of the community come in as "billion dollar Investors" if you will and the students have to pitch their product.

She talks about the Agri-Energy segment this year.

CRANK: Agriculture and Energy became what we call our pathway program. A few years ago some of our program sponsors and partners expressed interest in seeing if we could deliver this program with a focus on different types of industry, one being agriculture and the other being energy. With this pathway students are able to breakaway from the regular part of the week to do on-site visits and do more hands on experiential training and learning that centered around agriculture and energy.

Registration for the summer session is now open at

And that's Washington Ag Today. I'm Greg Martin, thanks for listening on the Ag Information Network of the West.

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