Fort Scott Community College Agriculture is getting bigger and better with a new facelift coming soon to the Burris building where the program resides.
The agriculture program at FSCC has been around for many years and is one of the foundations of the college itself. Approximately 800 students come through the agriculture program each year and even more continue to show interest.
The FSCC Agriculture program creates an umbrella effect for numerous opportunities to eager agriculture students. From “Farm & Ranch Management” classes to “Ag Hydraulics” in the John Deere program. The Ag program is also the host of numerous scholarship and activity opportunities including, but not limited to Livestock Judging, Meat’s Judging, Rodeo, and academic. On top of that, the FSCC Endowment Foundation offers eight agriculture-related scholarships that can stack on top of the institutional scholarships.
“Agriculture education at FSCC is essential!” says Alysia Johnston, President at FSCC. “The importance of our agriculture curricula goes well beyond what is taught in the classroom, as our students learn valuable life skills and leadership qualities that will not only help them but also the agriculture industry. My Bachelor of Science is in Animal Science and Industry. The skills I acquired while earning my agriculture degree and being a part of the livestock judging team has helped me thrive at my present job as president and working at our family farm every day.”
The new expansion is possible thanks to the generous donations from Chester Boileau and Lonnie Cleaver estates. The expansion will consist of an extra 2,533 square feet, making the building 6,680 square feet! The extension will have new offices, classrooms, bathrooms, and a trophy area to display our prestigious winnings from the Livestock and Meat’s Judging teams.
The program would not be where it is today without our amazing instructors that help shape the student’s lives every day. We are looking to add to our team with two agriculture positions currently open. For more information about the open positions, please go to www.fortscott.edu/jobs.
For more information about the FSCC Agriculture program(s), please contact Admissions at 620.223.2700 or visit our website at www.fortscott.edu.