With about 82% of the land-area in the 6-county region of northwest Ohio involved in agriculture, it makes sense for Northwest State Community College to add an associate of applied science program in agronomy. The move was made Friday by the campus board of trustees. The new agronomy program will prepare graduates for careers in nutrient management, crop consulting, soil technician, and other related fields.
A study indicated corn and soybeans alone produce over 4.3 billion dollars in production value. Future programs in agriculture could include precision agriculture and agri-business.
The NW State Community College Board of Trustees also approved Emeritus Status for Lori Bird, Lynda Cramer, and Peter Beck- all will be recognized at a special dinner before the fall commencement. (which is tonight)