Northeast Community College students finished in second place in sweepstakes and earned a number of first place awards in several contests for two-year colleges at the 2019 North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference held at Murray State University in Murray, KY.
Northeast was one of 22 community college and 27 university teams to compete in the April 10-13 conference.
Northeast Community College vet tech students recently learned about using anesthesia on a fish. Instructor and Licensed Vet Tech Joshua Schlote demonstrated the procedure and discussed what conditions would require anesthetizing a fish.
Students in six area high schools are learning precision agriculture basics thanks to a three-year, $785,000 grant awarded to Northeast Community College by the National Science Foundation.
The grant is funding Lonny Mitchell’s position as the College’s precision agriculture trainer through June 2020, as well as a mobile Precision Agriculture Learning simulator equipped with multiple hands-on training modules.
Each year, Northeast Community College recognizes the vital role that women play in agriculture and honors one individual during its AG-ceptional Women’s Conference.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2019 AG-ceptional Woman of the Year Award, which will be presented during the 11th Annual AG-ceptional Women’s Conference on Friday, November 22, in the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
Agriculture is the most dangerous industry in the nation, according to the National Safety Council. Fatality and serious injury rates run high. Since 1999, Michael Zierke has taught about ag industry hazards, as well as safe work practices, to students enrolled in the Farm and Environmental Safety class at Northeast Community College in Norfolk. He and his students plow through a more than 450-page textbook during the two-credit, semester-long course. The course is required for agricultural majors obtaining an associate’s degree from Northeast.
Math classes don’t usually involve live ferrets, but a course at Northeast Community College incorporates them–and several other critters–right into the lesson plan.
Mathematics for Health Care Professionals is a course in which students calculate dosages and solve clinical application problems that will assist them in their future program work. Students develop skills involving fractions, decimals, ratios, percent and basic algebra as well as learn basic systems of measurement to calculate medication dosages and more.