FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Ivy Tech Group Faculty Fort Wayne’s agriculture program not too long ago acquired a $5,000 present from Farm Credit score Mid-America, a monetary providers cooperative that serves the credit score wants of rural residents and farmers throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The present is a part of Farm Credit score’s company strategic plan to help group initiatives that improve agricultural training and assets. With this in thoughts, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne stated it can use the funds to assist begin a Precision Agriculture Tools Know-how program and supply college students with at-home-lab-kits for on-line courses.
“Funding these initiatives will take the Ivy Tech Agriculture program to a better stratosphere of technological purposes,” stated Darrel Kesler, Dean of the Faculty of Superior Manufacturing, Engineering, and Utilized Science. “Meals manufacturing expertise already consists of autonomous tractors, robotic milking and robotic apple pickers, drone crop scouting, and so forth. When considering excessive tech don’t simply assume Silicon Valley, assume agriculture. Agriculture impacts all people—all of us must eat.”
Fort extra info on Ivy Tech’s agricultural program, go to IvyTech.edu/agriculture/ or contact Kelli Kreider at [email protected] or 260-482-9171, ext. 4520.