A student in the Water Resources class at Northeast Community College is using a situation on his family farm to help teach other students about soil and water conservation. Jacob Sprunk of Columbus shared photos of a washout on his family farm with his classmates to help demonstrate the importance of conservation.
Mike Roeber, agriculture/livestock judging instructor at Northeast Community College, has been selected as Nebraska’s top community college educator. he received the 2018 Nebraska Community College Association’s Faculty Member Award during NCCA’s annual conference.
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.
Bolt by bolt, piece by piece, a four-row planter gradually took shape over about five weeks as part of the spring semester Precision Agriculture Hardware class at Northeast Community College in Norfolk.
The 20 students, with guidance from instructor Chance Lambrecht, assembled the planter that features cutting-edge precision agriculture technologies.