2023 Farm-Factory-Fork Career Discovery

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mount Mary University
2929 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53222

High school registration is now closed!
Email Emily at eallen@fabwisconsin.com to be put on our waitlist.

With nearly half of our existing working population due to retire, ensuring there is a pipeline of talent for the food and beverage industry is more important than ever. Additionally, talent is required if we are to double our food production by the year 2050 to feed a global population of 9.7 billion.

Since 2014, over 2,000 high school students have met with an impressive collection of exhibitors, including ingredients, consumer product and packaging makers, grocery retail, and professional service firms focused on the industry. This year we’ll be at the beautiful Mount Mary University campus, home of the Milwaukee area’s only Food Safety Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program. Hear from industry leaders and innovators, participate in interactive discovery activities for valuable hands-on learning, and share your ideas for feeding the world.

9:00 – 9:30 AM Exhibitor arrival & setup
9:45 – 10:00 AM Student arrival
10:00 – 10:10 AM Welcome & opening remarks
10:10 – 10:45 AM Young professionals panel featuring:

Kaylee Bui
Brand Marketing

Heather Young
Business Systems Supervisor

Caitlin Doll
Assistant General Manager

Scott Koenig
Engineering Program Manager

10:45 – 11:20 AM Interactive food science activity presented by Dr. Anne Vravick of Mount Mary
11:20 – 12:30 PM Students meet with exhibitors in galleria 

Come prepared with an interactive discovery activity for valuable hands-on learning! Share applicable work-based learning options your employer provides (e.g. college internships, youth co-ops, job shadowing, etc.) and share your food stories with students. Your introductory discovery activity serves as a springboard to catch the attention of students while introducing your company, and should be interactive and short and simple, as new students will continue to flow to your table. Past activities have included testing out production and packaging equipmenttrivia and guessing gamesviewing food and beverage products under a microscope, and trying on protective gear. Be creative and think outside the box…and bringing samples is always a good idea!

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Exhibitor Fees

Fee covers all exhibiting employees of your company and includes a 6-foot display table, refreshments, and a boxed lunch.

Non-Profits & Academia$100
For-Profits with 100 or Fewer Employees$150
For-Profits with 101-300 Employees$200
For-Profits with 301+ Employees$250

Discover and plan career futures with those who feed and quench our own and the world! Stroll through our industry galleria to meet industry professionals in a variety of positions and roles, food and beverage companies with a variety of work-based learning opportunities, and colleges and universities which offer industry degrees. Partake in interactive activities and hear from an industry panel. 

FFF is free to attend for any high school in Wisconsin but targets schools with food-related or STEAM programming.

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Mount Mary University
2929 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53222