More than 1,400 high school students from 45 area high schools participated recently in the 2019 FFA District Career Development Event at Northeast Community College. Northeast agriculture, horticulture, electrical construction and control, electromechanical, veterinary technology and welding faculty and students hosted the day.
Students enrolled in Northeast Community College’s veterinary technology program received their coats and pins at a special ceremony held recently in Norfolk.
Members of the class of 2019 received their veterinary technician’s pins. Members of the Class of 2020 were awarded a monogrammed white coat to mark their formal acceptance into the program.
Fenton Nelsen has been named the first coach for the Northeast Community College Hawks rodeo program. Nelson previously served as assistant rodeo coach at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO. The Northeast program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2019.
Students in Robert Noonan’s Crop Chemicals class at Northeast Community College are spending an intense eight weeks learning about restricted use chemicals for crop production. Most ag students take the class, which is part of the core curriculum for both agronomy and diversified agriculture majors.
Area high school students are learning about horticulture during Fridays@Northeast. In addition to learning about plants, students are discovering career opportunities in horticulture that range from golf course management to designing and managing arboretums and landscaping.