Ancilla College officials are finalizing plans to add an agriculture degree program. Vice President of Development Todd Zeltwanger says all of the credits from the associate degree offering would be fully transferable to Purdue. He says school officials are putting finishing touches on the offering now in anticipation of a fall launch.
Zeltwanger adds there’s a strong local demand for such a program.
“We’ve been out to several high school ag classes in the last several months and talked to the teachers and the students. The numbers in those high school ag classes are growing astronomically in this area. They can’t find enough teachers to meet the demand, the need. The students that we talked to said we want a local agriculture option.”
Zeltwanger says Purdue isn’t an option for everyone, at least not always right away.
“They want to be able to keep their horse on the farm and keep working while they’re going to school for a couple of years,” Zeltwanger said. “If they can do well there they can transfer to Purdue or someplace else, or just get a job p, whatever it is.”
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