Ridgewater considers transferring Farm Company Administration plan to area schools

WILLMAR – Proposed modifications in the Farm Small business Management program at Ridgewater University are becoming explored that would transfer present-day school to universities in Brainerd and Granite Falls following 12 months.

If the program is authorised, Ridgewater School Farm Business Administration college students would carry on to obtain their instruction in the same format and composition they now experience but by way of a distinctive host institution, in accordance to a news release Tuesday afternoon.

The Farm Business Management method supplies enterprise and monetary setting up instruction to lively farmers and these who want to start farming.

The proposed adjust would preserve the program products and services and the present staff but the Ridgewater faculty would become staff members of the Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Minnesota West Neighborhood and Technical Higher education in Granite Falls.

Some of the workforce, on the other hand, would carry on to be housed at the Ridgewater campuses in Willmar and Hutchinson.

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“This proposal is supposed to protect and enrich the vital help expert services that the FBM system supplies to farmers in our area by means of a distinct and greater product for absolutely everyone concerned,” explained Ridgewater President Craig Johnson.

Below the proposed program, two Ridgewater college who provide the Belgrade and Melrose regions would transfer to Central Lakes School, even though 6 school who serve the Olivia, Barrett, Hutchinson, Willmar, Hutchinson, Litchfield and Lac qui Parle areas would transfer to Minnesota West Community and Technological Higher education.

The strategy is expected to produce a more universal and streamlined Farm Business enterprise Administration education and learning delivery model and have very long-time period financial gains for Ridgewater’s submit-secondary ag packages and the Minnesota Point out method.

For extra facts about the proposal get hold of Mike Kutzke, Vice President of Student Accomplishment at Ridgewater College or university, at 320.222.5203.