MALTA – The DeKalb County Community Foundation recently granted $3,000 to the newly established Kishwaukee College agribusiness program.
Kevin McArtor, a member of the DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors, presented the check to Kishwaukee College president Laurie Borowicz on May 30. The funds will be used toward the purchase of GPS equipment needed for the agribusiness and precision agriculture programs, according to a news release from the college.
The GPS technology will be integrated with monitoring technology, geographic information systems and auto-steer capabilities, which will help students learn about the applications of the technologies for modern agriculture, the release said. 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 agribusiness program will begin this upcoming fall semester, and registration is open for all courses. The new program includes a two-year associate in applied sciences degree, a certificate in foundations of agriculture and a certificate in precision agriculture.
For information on the Kishwaukee College agribusiness program, visit www.kish.edu/agribusiness.