NECC Blog

Four hundred head of livestock were shown during the 34th Annual Northeast Community College Livestock Classic held over the Thanksgiving Day weekend here.

Mike Roeber, Northeast agriculture/livestock judging instructor and event organizer, said exhibitors from five states (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota) took part in the two-day event at the Chuck M. Pohlman Agriculture Complex.

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Approximately 400 women attended the 10th annual AGCeptional Women’s Conference recently at Northeast Community College. Theme for the event was “Shine.” Shana Beattie of Sumner was recognized as the AGCeptional Woman of the Year. Kathy Neidig of Battle Creek received the Award of Merit

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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.

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Northeast Community College will hold the annual Cover Crop Field Day on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Producers and members of the public are welcome to join students that day in the field just west of the Chuck Pohlman Ag Complex. Featured speaker will be Tyler Burkey of Milford.

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Northeast Community College will add rodeo to its athletic program beginning in the fall of 2019. Kurt Kohler, dean of student life and athletics at northeast, made the announcement at a recent news conference in the Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex. College President Dr. Michael Chipps said adding rodeo to the school’s athletic lineup will give those students involved in rodeo the opportunity to pursue their passion while earning a college degree close to home. A national search is underway to hire a rodeo coach.

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Real world experience helps set the ag faculty at Northeast Community College apart. Most of the 13 full-time faculty members in the Ag Department are still active in production agriculture or agribusiness. Being personally involved in agriculture helps them better prepare students as future employees and producers.

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