Next semester, Ivy Tech Community College’s Warsaw Site will begin to offer Introduction to Agriculture, with hopes to offer more at the site in the coming semesters. These classes allow students in Warsaw and Kosciusko County to begin their associate degree in Agriculture close-to-home. They can finish their coursework at the Fort Wayne Campus.
“Eventually, I’d love for Warsaw students to be able to complete half their Agriculture degree in Warsaw,” says Kelli Kreider, Agriculture program chair at the Fort Wayne Campus.
Warsaw’s Introduction to Agriculture class will run from 5 to 7:50 p.m. during the spring 2018 semester at the Warsaw Site (2545 Silveus Crossing, Warsaw). Those interested in taking the class can apply to the College for free online and begin their enrollment steps at IvyTech.edu/nowisthetime.
Agriculture is one of the largest sectors of Indiana’s economy, making a $20 billion impact annually. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2015-16 “Agricultural Statistics” book, Kosciusko County ranks, in regards to Indiana’s 92 counties,
- Fifth in producer of cattle
- Fifth in total land area used in farming
- Fifth in cash receipts from farm marketing
- Seventh in corn production
Graduates from Ivy Tech’s program can enter the workforce directly or transfer their associate degree credits to a variety of four-year partners, including Purdue University, Trine University, and Huntington University. Learn more about Agriculture at Ivy Tech at IvyTech.edu/agriculture.