By Dan Fox 

WNCC rolls out new agricultural program


In response to demand for job-ready workers in the agricultural field, Western Nebraska Community College will roll out a new Applied Agriculture Technologies program in the fall semester.

Jason Stratman, WNCC dean of instruction and workforce development, said in recent years the college started seeing a need for practical, “hands-on” training in the area.

In WNCC’s proposal to the state, in which the need for the program was outlined, data collected by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. indicated 68 annual job openings in the agricultural fields. An estimated 66 additional new jobs...

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