Area colleges meet to discuss agricultural projects

August 21, 2003

PLATTEVILLE-Agricultural leaders from various colleges in southern Wisconsin and northeast Iowa came to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville July 2 to discuss agricultural projects and facilities that each had to offer. The four schools participating in the meeting were UWP, Blackhawk Technical College, Northern Iowa Community College and Southwest Wisconsin Technical College.

Each school sent at least one representative in hopes of developing a partnership between the schools for the future utilization of the agricultural programs. After introductions, each school spent time highlighting its agricultural program and activities.

Following a short break, the representatives discussed how they would be able to work together, with particular emphasis on assisting agricultural business development and expansion; addressing other needs in the agricultural sector; articulation issues; and other issues.

The group concluded the meeting with a luncheon. After the lunch, representatives from the visiting schools were able to take a tour of the facilities at the Pioneer Farm.

"With these on-going meetings we hope to be able to better support the agriculture region," said Duane Ford, dean of the college of business, industry, life science and agriculture.


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