Rushville Republican

January 29, 2013

Agriculture program workshop

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Richmond- Ivy Tech Community College-Richmond is hosting a workshop on Emerging Opportunities with Ivy Tech and Agribusiness, Friday, Feb. 1, 10 am-1:30 pm, in McDaniel Hall on the Ivy Tech-Richmond campus.

The event celebrating the fifth anniversary of College’s Agriculture program will feature Purdue University Agriculture Dean Dr. Jay Akridge, panel discussions on changes in agribusiness and the college’s Agriculture students and graduates.

Speakers in addition to Dean Akridge are Bonnie Norris, Harvest Land Co-op discussing changing needs of employers; Mathew Eldridge, Smith Implements, Inc., discussing technology and the future of Agribusiness; and, Kirk Thornburg, Skyview/Countryview Family Farms, discussing modern technologies in livestock production.

Ivy Tech students and graduates will share their success stories during the celebration luncheon.

Farm Bureau members and agribusinesses across the region have been invited. Registrations by Jan. 29 are required at Questions about the event contact Tom Tully, Agriculture program chair, 765-966-2656 x 4103 or

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary 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.

– Rushville Republican