Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute offers two fields of study for individuals seeking high paying careers in the agriculture industry. The programs, agriculture and precision agriculture, prepare students to directly enter the agriculture workforce in competitive paying careers or to transfer to many of Ivy Tech’s four-year partners.
Ivy Tech’s newest program in agriculture industry is Precision Agriculture Engineering Technology. Precision Ag is taught by Ivy Tech instructors with real-world experience. Students use state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with the newest on-board equipment, as well as tractors, combines, sprayers and more.
It is an approach to farm management that uses information technology to ensure that crops and soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health and productivity. The goal of Precision Ag is to ensure profitability, sustainability and protection of the environment. Classes focus on a variety of subjects necessary to be successful in this field, including production agriculture, mechanical systems, electronics and even business strategies and global farming issues.
Ivy Tech graduated its first three students from the program in May: Bryce Elson (Farmersburg), Jessica Gries (Poseyville) and Casey Holder (Shelburn).
Holder, 22, said he decided to go to Ivy Tech because he had farmed his entire life, and he knew that the “precision” part of the industry is the “direction the farm world is taking for its future.
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