Ridgewater College and agriculture education partners receive $584,000 grant to train ag technicians


WILLMAR—Ridgewater College and agriculture partners received a $584,000 National Science Foundation grant to address a need for more agriculture technicians.

The grant will fund the program Technical Applications in Agriculture which will educate and qualify high school students as agriculture technicians.

“We have the second longest running precision agriculture program in the country, along with our newly created Agriculture Power and Equipment Technician program, so this partnership is a natural fit,” said Curt Yoose, Ridgewater agriculture instructor.

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