Ivy Tech Community College is highlighting the importance of agriculture in November.
The college is proud to serve the Wabash Valley area with the only agriculture studies of its kind. Ivy Tech’s unique agriculture and precision agriculture programs are offered at their state-of-the-art facility allowing students a hands-on learning experience.
“Our precision agriculture program prepares students with the skills they need to perform the daily operations of agriculture professionals, including best practices and diagnostic techniques,” said Michael Mauntel, assistant professor of precision agriculture technology. “Precision agriculture is the technology used by farmers to increase their overall productivity and efficiency.”
Ivy Tech recognizes that the agriculture industry is a crucial driver of Indiana’s state economy, providing jobs in rural areas and boosting the quality of life in Indiana communities. Today, the industry is responsible for an estimated $31.2 billion of Indiana’s revenue- the state’s second-largest business sector.
Ivy Tech Community College offers agriculture-related certificates and degrees in areas such as Agriculture Equipment Service Technician, Precision Agriculture Specialist, Hydroculture, Grain Systems, Landscape Technician, Urban Horticulture, and more.
A degree in agriculture can lead to careers in farming and precision agriculture with partners like John Deere, Case IH, Ceres Solutions, Co-Alliance, Becks Hybrids, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, Belstra Milling Company, Fair Oaks Farms, and other local growers, producers, and agribusinesses.
Those interested in pursuing their certificate or associate degree at Ivy Tech are invited to schedule a visit this month to learn more about the programs Ivy Tech offers. To schedule a campus tour, visit ivytech.edu/visitus or sign up for Tuesdays@theTech by visiting ivytech.edu/tuesday to begin the process of applying for and enrolling in classes that start on January 17. Scholarships and financial aid are available. To learn more about Ivy Tech’s robust agriculture program, visit https://bit.ly/3NjF44x.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.