BRTC’s agriculture program provides students with educational experience in practical, theoretical, and technical applications of agriculture and promotes environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Courses include lecture and lab components, providing students with hands-on applications of classroom skills and knowledge. An education in agriculture prepares students with a general knowledge of potential food sources, life cycles and care of various animals, and technology in the field.
The Technical Certificate in Precision Agriculture will enable students to become precision agriculture technicians and immediately enter the job market. They will learn technical/practical aspects of agriculture in fields such as welding, hydraulics, and industrial electricity as well as traditional agriculture-related plant science. Finally, students will develop geospatial, drone technology, and other precision skills.
Graduates of the program will find employment in many sectors of agriculture:
- agricultural finance,
- federal and local government,
- local co-ops,
- local businesses,
- farm consulting,
- chemical sales, and
- local farming operations.
Internship opportunities may exist for interested students who are enrolled in the agriculture program at Black River Technical College. Some possible internships may be provided by
- Financial Institutions,
- Landscaping Businesses,
- Poultry Industry, and
- Farm Implement Companies.
Information about internships will be made available through the Agriculture department coordinator.
If you are interested in joining BRTC’s Alumni FFA Chapter, contact Jenine Myers at (870) 248-4068.