Ag Career and Transfer Fair today

The Ag Career and Transfer Fair takes place today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Trutter Center! LLCC agriculture students will be bringing their resumes and meeting with 16 businesses and six colleges and universities to find out about local internships, jobs and transfer opportunities. Faculty and staff are welcome to stop by.

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LLCC officials broke ground for new Kreher Agriculture Center

L-R: Craig Findley, LLCC Trustee; Ken Elmore, Vice Chair, LLCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Vicki Davis, Trustee; Jeff Fulgenzi, Trustee; Aaliyah Kissick, Student Trustee; Gordon Gates, Secretary, Board of Trustees; Skye Kretzinger, Ag Club President; Dr. Charlotte Warren, LLCC President; Wayne Rosenthal, Chair, Board of Trustees; Larry Hardy, Don Weinhoff, Robert Stuart, representing the Kreher Charitable Trust; Wyatt Banks, Professional Agricultural Student (PAS) representative LLCC officials broke ground yesterday on a new building for the study of agriculture. LLCC Board Chair Wayne Rosenthal announced that the new structure on the east edge of campus will be named the Kreher Agriculture Center, in honor of the late Charles and Irene Kreher.

The 19,750-square-foot, $7.5 million building is being funded by annual distributions from the Kreher Farm Perpetual Charitable Trust to the LLCC Foundation and is expected to open in the spring semester of 2021.

Rendering of the new Kreher Agriculture Center“This cutting-edge facility will feature state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, student gathering spaces and a spacious, glassed-in expo area for ag simulators,” said Rosenthal. “The building will incorporate technology and active learning to prepare students for success in the 21st century workplace.”

LLCC President Charlotte Warren, Ph.D., expressed excitement for the next step: a new facility. “But even more important are the people who will work and learn here. We have outstanding faculty and staff in our agriculture program. Our agriculture students are active and top notch. They continually bring home awards and recognitions that make us proud.”

LLCC Ag Club President Skye Kretzinger commented on the importance of the occasion. “Today is a major day for all of those who have, are or are going to be attending LLCC as an agriculture student. This new building signifies change and our future of agriculturists. Throughout this new building, students will be learning to become our next agronomists, animal nutritionists, land surveyors and much more; they will be becoming the future of agriculture.”

Also participating in the groundbreaking were LLCC Board of Trustee members Ken Elmore, vice chair; Gordon Gates, secretary; Dr. Vicki Davis; Craig Findley; Jeff Fulgenzi; and Student Trustee Aaliyah Kissick.

Unveiling of the new Kreher Ag Center renderingUnveiling the architectural rendering of the new building were Don Wienhoff, trustee of the Kreher Charitable Trust, along with trust representatives Bob Stuart and Larry Hardy, and Wyatt Banks, Professional Agricultural Student representative.

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Evelyn Brandt Thomas with LLCC ag students in front of Brandt carCrowd at groundbreakingLLCC ag students at groundbreakingHolly Bauman, Rich Teeter, Bill Harmon and Craig Beckmier

Campus community invited to groundbreaking for new ag building this morning

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new, state-of-the-art Agriculture Building. Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. East edge of campus.
The campus community is invited to today’s brief groundbreaking ceremony for the new agriculture building on the east side of campus, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Speakers include Wayne Rosenthal, chair of the LLCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Charlotte Warren, president; and Skye Kretzinger, agriculture student.

Please note: parking lot 17 (next to the construction site) and the Trutter Center parking lot are reserved for guests.

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Campus community invited to groundbreaking for new ag building tomorrow morning

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new, state-of-the-art Agriculture Building. Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. East edge of campus.
The campus community is invited to tomorrow’s brief groundbreaking ceremony for the new agriculture building on the east side of campus, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Speakers will include Wayne Rosenthal, chair of the LLCC Board of Trustees; Dr. Charlotte Warren, president; and Skye Kretzinger, agriculture student.

Please note: parking lot 17 (next to the construction site) and the Trutter Center parking lot will be reserved for guests.

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Congratulations to LLCC Agriculture!

Congratulations to LLCC Agriculture for receiving one of four national Postsecondary All-Star Awards from the National Association of Agricultural Educators! The award honored LLCC as an outstanding postsecondary agriculture program from the Midwest region. LLCC will be recognized at the NAAE Conference in Anaheim, Calif. in December.

Congratulations to LLCC Agriculture!

Bill Harmon with Illinois Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program AwardCongratulations to LLCC Agriculture for receiving the Postsecondary All-Star Award from the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers! The award honored LLCC as an outstanding postsecondary agriculture program in Illinois. Bill Harmon, agriculture program coordinator,  accepted the award at the IAVAT annual conference in Decatur June 16-18. LLCC Ag will now move on to Midwest regional judging. The top five programs will be recognized at the National Association of Agriculture Educators Conference in Anaheim, Calif. in December.

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Farmer’s Share Lunch today, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The LLCC Agriculture Club is hosting its Eighth Annual Farmer’s Share Lunch today, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The club is selling tickets for the meal that will include a pork BBQ or steakburger sandwich, green beans, potato salad, cookies, and tea or lemonade for 50 cents. The cost represents the portion of the meal’s cost that actually goes back to the farmers who grew the food. The rest of the cost is for processing, marketing, transportation, etc. Only 100 tickets are available, and they may be purchased from any LLCC Ag Club member or by contacting club advisor Bill Harmon at 786-2573 or bill.harmon@llcc.edu.

During the event, guests will also be able to test their agriculture knowledge with trivia questions and win prizes. The event is open to anyone in the campus community as an educational activity for the club.

Farmer’s Share Lunch tomorrow

The LLCC Agriculture Club is hosting its Eighth Annual Farmer’s Share Lunch tomorrow, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trutter Center. The club is selling tickets for the meal that will include a pork BBQ or steakburger sandwich, green beans, potato salad, cookies, and tea or lemonade for 50 cents. The cost represents the portion of the meal’s cost that actually goes back to the farmers who grew the food. The rest of the cost is for processing, marketing, transportation, etc. Only 100 tickets are available, and they may be purchased from any LLCC Ag Club member or by contacting club advisor Bill Harmon at 786-2573 or bill.harmon@llcc.edu.

During the event, guests will also be able to test their agriculture knowledge with trivia questions and win prizes. The event is open to anyone in the campus community as an educational activity for the club.