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Email: The college offers a two-year precision ag program, through a partnership with the grant-funded Dakota Center for Technology — Optimized Agriculture (DCTOA).

Lincoln Land Community College 5250 Shepherd Rd Springfield, IL 62794 Phone: 217-786-2572 Website: Contact: Bill Harmon Email: The Precision Agronomy/Fertilizer Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the fertilizer and chemical industries and includes two work- based learning experiences. Career cluster includes floater truck operator, fertilizer and chemical plant operator, crop scout, soil agronomist and pesti- cide applicator operator.

Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Worthington 1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Phone: 507-372-3422 Website: Contact: Jeff Rogers Email: The Certificate in Precision Applica- tion Technician is a 26-credit program. Students take a variety of agriculture courses that prepare them for employ- ment in various agriculture fields.

Mississippi Delta Community College PO Box 668

Morehead, MS 38761 Phone: 662-246-6516 Website: Contact: Steele Robbins Email: Recent developments in entomology, plant pathology and weed science in conjunction with advanced tech- nologies such as remote sensing (RS), global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and variable rate technology (VRT), have the potential to greatly enhance agricultural profitability. In addition, the implementation of this technology

can greatly improve environmental quality by reducing the volume of agricultural chemicals applied. The emergence of this technology and the increased demand for technically trained workers to support the technol- ogy make it imperative that MDCC offer options through their Agricultural program to address this situation.

Ogeechee Technical College 1 Joe Kennedy Blvd Statesboro, GA 30458 Phone: 912-688-6034 Website: Contact: Bill Worthington Email: Certificate in Precision Agriculture Specialist. This part-time program is approximately three semesters long and consists of three courses geared toward students in the workforce.

Parkland College 2400 W Bradley Ave Champaign, IL 61821 Phone: 217-351-2213 Website: Contact: Larry Thurow Email: The Associate in Applied Science degree is a two-year program that includes three precision ag classes including precision hardware, applica- tion of geographic information systems (GIS) and advanced GIS. In addition to other basic required agriculture classes, two internships are required.

Ridgewater College Willmar Campus 2101 15th Ave NW Willmar, MN 56201 Phone: 320-222-5274 Website: Contact: Curt Yoose Email: Ridgewater offers three degrees: a two-year associate in applied science degree, requiring one internship; a two- year diploma requiring four internships; and a 19-credit precision farming certif- icate. All three programs offer practical hands on experience in GIS, GPS and precision farming. Student sponsorship opportunities are available.


University of Saskatchewan 105 Administration Pl

Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A2, Canada Phone: 306-966-4050 Website: Contact: Mary Anne Ledsham Email: The university offers a precision ag course in conjunction with its four- year ag degrees. The course deals with multiple aspects of precision farming practices, including equip- ment technology, soil sampling and agronomy. The school also sponsors career days for local businesses and dealerships.

West Hills College 9800 Cody St Coalinga, CA 93210 Phone: 559-816-9465 Website: Contact: Clint Cowden Email: Looking for more than just an electronic/hydraulic technician? West Hills College teaches basic hydraulics and instrumentation, but with a focus on the effects agronomy, soil science, remote sensing, GIS, irrigation and sales have on farm profitability. For the past 10 years, West Hills College has been the tried and true source for hiring GIS, agronomic and manufacturing technicians with an eye on the bottom line.

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