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National Publication Recognizes CCC-Hastings Ag Program

March 01, 2018

Central Community College is one of five community colleges that had its agriculture program highlighted in a recent Successful Farming magazine article.

Writer Gene Johnston cited the program’s ag business as its strength. In particular, he pointed out CCC students’ background in farm management, ag economics, accounting and sales and service. As a result, CCC graduates are in high demand with about 40 percent securing employment on a farm.

“Everyone involved with CCC’s agribusiness program at both the Columbus and Hastings campuses works hard to help our students reach their goals and prepare them for employment with area producers and agribusiness companies,” said agricultural sciences instructor Brad Lang. “We are all proud of this recognition of our efforts with students in building the skills and knowledge necessary for starting their agricultural careers.”

Also recognized in the Successful Farming article was Kirkwood Community College of Iowa and Black Hawk Community College of Illinois. Rounding out the list is North Carolina’s Wayne Community College and Wisconsin’s Fox Valley Technical College.

“Central Community College is very pleased to be recognized for its work with producers and agribusinesses in providing the latest technology and support to our service area’s important agriculture industry,” said CCC President Dr. Matt Gotschall. “Our faculty are outstanding and have earned this recognition through their efforts to make a positive difference in their students’ lives.”

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