On Thursday, May 17, St. Cloud Technical & Community College will become the newest member of AgCentric.
An Induction Program will be held 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on the SCTCC campus in the President’s Office/Customized Training building in room C104. The program includes remarks from fellow AgCentric member colleges: Northland Community and Technical College, Ridgewater College and Central Lakes College. SCTCC Interim President Lori Kloos will also give remarks, as well as AgCentric Director, Keith Olander.
AgCentric was formed in 2014 by founding partners of Minnesota State: Central Lakes College (Staples & Brainerd), Northland Community and Technical College (Thief River Falls & East Grand Forks), and Ridgewater College (Willmar & Hutchinson).
AgCentric works in four major areas to support the agriculture industry: agriculture career pathway development; partnering with the Southern Center of Agriculture to orchestrate the Farm Business Management program across eight colleges within the Minnesota State System; advocating with legislators to promote agricultural education in our schools and with consumers; and fostering education and training in eight career pathways of agriculture with our partner colleges.
SCTCC’s partnership with AgCentric will provide additional industry partners and Farm Business Management experience, and the college will offer advocacy opportunities to a diverse urban audience through programs that enhance and support current programs in partner schools.
AgCentric is one of eight Centers of Excellence for Minnesota State. Its mission is: We Develop and Support Excellence: Agricultural, Food Natural Resources, And Horticulture Programs and Career Pathways in Partnership with K-12, Government, Other Academic Institutions, and the industry.
The SCTCC President’s Office/Customized Training is located at 1215 15th St. N., St. Cloud, Minn. You can view campus maps at http://www.sctcc.edu/campus-map.