The two-year-old precision ag program at Northeast Community College has been named sixth best in the nation by PrecisionAg.com. “The number of community colleges in the U.S. that are preparing students for successful careers in precision agriculture is staggering. Because of that, it was extremely challenging to narrow this list down to just 20 schools,” said Matt Hopkins, senior online editor for PrecisionAg.com.
The Northeast Community College Precision Ag Program was highlighted during the 2018 Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island. Northeast has participated in Husker Harvest Days for a number of years, but in 2018 the College expanded its presence to include an outdoor display and the new precision ag mobile training unit.
Ten area residents, some of whom are Northeast Community College graduates, serve on an agriculture advisory committee to offer guidance, feedback and direction to administrators, faculty and staff in the College Ag Department.
A Brazilian student who recently received an agribusiness degree at Northeast Community College now thinks of Nebraska as his second home.
Northeast Community College recently hosted a week-long drone camp for youth ages 9-14.