It is quite rewarding and informative to learn about the study of food & agricultural science outside of Chicago and the United States. Last week, we were fortunate to be visited by a delegation from the Suwon High School for Agricultural Science from Suwon in South Korea. Founded in 1936, the school specializes in training students for leadership in plant resources, the environment, industrial machinery, food processing and bio-sciences; career paths very similar to those offered at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.
The principal of the school, Kang Jang Koo, serves as President of the Korea Agricultural Education Association as well as a leader of the National FFK (the Future Famers of Korea), a global partner of the National FFA Organization.
Eli’s Jeff Anderson explains the source of Eli’s ingredients as well as how an Eli’s Cheesecake is made with the delegation from Suwon High School for Ag Science.
Eli’s Marc Schulman is presented with a hand decorated fan by Suwon teacher, Sonyoung Beattie, and Kang Jang Goo, principal and leader of agricultural education in South Korea.
Master Ag Teacher, Sheila Fowler, at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences joins the students and teachers from Suwon High School for Agricultural Science in decorating an Eli’s Cheesecake to share with their host families.
On Tuesday, the students from Suwon will be attending Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair with students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. Eli’s is donating the dessert for all the guests at the the Ag Day Lunch hosted by Governor Quinn and Agriculture Director, Tom Jennings on the Director’s Lawn.