DeKalb County Community Foundation donated $3000 to the newly established Kishwaukee College Agribusiness program. Kevin McArtor, member of the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors, presented the check to Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College, on May 30. The funds from the donation will be used toward the purchase of GPS equipment needed for the Agribusiness & Precision Agriculture programs.
The GPS technology will be integrated with monitoring technology, Geographic Information Systems, and auto-steer capabilities to help students learn about the applications of these critical technologies for modern agriculture.
The Kishwaukee College Agribusiness program will begin in the Fall 2018 semester, and registration for all courses is underway. Agriculture programs played a large role in the early years of the College and current renewed interest in the industry has led to the resurgence of the programs on campus. The new program includes a two-year Associate in Applied Sciences (A.A.S.) degree, a Certificate in Foundations of Agriculture, and a Certificate in Precision Agriculture.
For more information on the Kishwaukee College Agribusiness program visit, www.kish.edu/agribusiness.