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 six 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.

Tickets for Farmer’s Share Lunch on April 24

The LLCC Agriculture Club is hosting its Eighth Annual Farmer’s Share Lunch on Wednesday, 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 barbecue 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.

LLCC soil specialist team wins first place at national PAS conference

Nathan Goebel, Will Rexroad, Nathan ThompsonCongratulations to LLCC’s soil specialist team of Nathan Goebel (Harvel), Will Rexroad (Athens) and Nathan Thompson (Carlinville) who won first place overall at the national Professional Agriculture Student (PAS) Organization conference, with Goebel taking honors as the high individual overall! The event hosted more than 600 attendees and was held in Loveland, Colo. March 13-16.

Lori Jackson, Sky Kretzinger, Eston Coe, Clayton Schowe, Austin Dennison, Mason Fesser, Will Rexroad, Nathan Goebel, Nathan Thompson, Dakota DowsonTen LLCC Agriculture Club members competed in four team events as well as two individual competitions designed to test their knowledge and readiness for their future careers.

LLCC’s beef specialist team of Clayton Schowe (Warrenton, Mo.), Austin Dennison (Lincoln) and Lori Jackson (Jacksonville) won fifth place. The crop specialist team of Mason Fesser (Fillmore), Dakota Dowson (Auburn) and Eston Coe (Illiopolis) placed 14th overall.

The LLCC college bowl team of Skye Kretzinger (Chestnut), Showe, Dennison, Dowson and Rexroad finished with a 3-2 record, losing to the eventual champions in the quarterfinals.

Eston Coe, Lori Jackson, Nathan GoebelIn individual events, Jackson placed second in the agriculture education interview contest, and Goebel placed third in the fertilizer and agrichemicals division of the same contest. Coe placed third in the agriculture sales competition.

PAS is a career and technical student organization for college students interested in agriculture and has members from 20 states. In addition to competitive events, the national conference provides an opportunity for students to attend workshops, hear from nationally renowned speakers and meet with representatives from a dozen agriculture firms with employment opportunities across the country.