Muncie, IN – Ivy Tech Community College, in conjunction with the Grant County Extension Office, will host Agriculture Day at the Marion campus, 261 S. Commerce Dr.,  Friday, February 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is open to the general public and will feature sustainable living techniques, gardening design, and alternative energy topics. There will also be a trade show from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The keynote speaker, Mike Geubert, will begin at 12:30 p.m. and report on the diagnostic study of the Middle Mississenewa River Watershed.

Agriculture is one of the newest degree programs offered at Ivy Tech Community College. The Associate of Science program prepares students for careers in the field. It is designed to ready individuals for course-to-course transfer to Purdue University School of Agriculture by meeting several of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. It also capitalizes on the experiential learning offered at a smaller community college campus. The second type of degree offered is the Associate of Applied Science.  This degree offers the same hands-on learning opportunities. Either option gives students the experience and background to pursue their long-term goals.

Download the event schedule here. For more information contact Claire Berger, Agriculture Program chair, at (765) 651-2413 ext 3414 or at cberger5@ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public post secondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.