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Baker College of Cadillac Announces New Agriculture Technology Program

April 02, 2012

Baker College of Cadillac officials announce the addition of a new agriculture technology associate degree program to its fall curriculum. In addition to general education and core agriculture classes, the program will include an animal science track.

“Animal science is very pertinent to the Cadillac area, where the primary forms of agriculture are dairy, fruit and tree farming,” said Mark Lagerwey, Baker College of Cadillac CIS/technology dean. “We are very pleased to offer an agriculture program that focuses on animal science and provides our students with the advanced training necessary to compete in today’s technology-driven farming industry.”

Classes will be held at the Baker College of Cadillac Center for Transportation and Technology in Lake City. Renovations are currently underway in an unfinished area of the Center that, when completed, will house additional classrooms and an agriculture technology lab that will include all the tools and equipment necessary for soil and water testing, plant and animal science studies, and agriculture technology computer technology instruction.

Students completing the program will have acquired knowledge and skills in agribusiness, weed and insect management, sustainable agriculture, and the application of agricultural computer and technology systems. Baker College of Cadillac students will also learn about animal husbandry, veterinary science, and the viticulture, fruit and Christmas tree industries.

Although the new program officially begins this fall, Lagerwey urges students to sign up for the program now.

“Students can get a head start by enrolling now in the general education courses,” said Lagerwey. “By fall, they will be well on their way toward a new and exciting career.”

For more information about the new agriculture technology associate degree program at Baker College of Cadillac, please contact Mark Lagerwey or visit the Baker College website at www.baker.edu/programs. To enroll in the program, please contact the admissions department at 231.876.3100.

In addition to Baker’s Cadillac campus, Baker College of Owosso will also offer the new agriculture technology program with a precision agriculture track. In the Owosso area, agriculture is primarily a large-crop operation that uses advanced planting and land management technologies.

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