The agriculture program at Ivy Tech is taught by instructors with real-world experience, who are outstanding in their fields. Students get to use state-of-the-art greenhouses with an aquaponics system that incorporates tilapia culture with vegetable production, as well as a field lab used for hybrid and variety comparisons, soil fertility analysis and machinery evaluation.
Classes are taught with a cohort model that includes many extra-curricular activities including soil judging teams and community engagement. To give you even more real-world learning experiences the Agriculture program also has several industry partnerships statewide including Perdue Farms, Syngenta, CIE Ethanol, Bell Aquaculture, USDA, FFA and Pioneer Hybrids to name a few.
Graduates of the Agriculture program can move right in to local, high-paying jobs in the communities like agricultural inspectors, farmworkers, farm and home management advisors, and even buyers and purchasing agents for farm products. Graduates of the Agricultural program can also transfer to many of our four-year partners, including the Pathway to Purdue program. To find out more about other transfer opportunities in agriculture, click here.