Ivy Tech – Precision Ag Programs

Ivy Tech Advisor: Amy Sears                                          Email: asears52@ivytech.edu      Office Phone: 812-298-2428
Agriculture Program Chair: John Rosene                  Email: jrosene@ivytech.edu              Office Phone: 812-298-2202
Precision Ag Program Chair: Darin Kohlmeyer            Email: dkohlmeyer1@ivytech.edu     Office Phone: 812-298-2523

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Program Description: The Agriculture program is designed to prepare you for a career as a farm operator/manager or as an employee of an agriculture retailer, supplier or manufacturer. Students complete coursework in seven core courses that cover all aspects of production agriculture and choose seven elective courses that allow a specialization in crop production, horticulture, livestock production, or ag economics.

Precision Ag is a new and emerging field that utilizes GPS positioning to control planters, sprayers and combines in the field. Students choose one of three areas of specialization: ag equipment service, installation and maintenance of GPS guidance and application control equipment, or using mapping software to help producers maximize their production systems.

Our Graduates: Graduates of the Agriculture program are prepared to enter the workforce or transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture or related field. Students wishing to transfer to Purdue should pursue the AS degree track.
Graduates of the Precision Ag program are prepared to enter the workforce as a Precision Ag Technician or Specialist.

Grade Level:  12th

Length of Program: 1 year (Senior Year Only) 1/2 of the day

HS Credits per semester:  3                   HS Credits per year:  6

Fall Semester Courses:                                                                                Days/Times:
AGRI 101 Agriculture Data Management                                               (3 Cr Hrs)    TBD (AM)
AGRI 220 Applied Agronomy                                                                     (3 Cr Hrs)    TBD (AM)

Or

PAET 107 Unmanned Systems                                                                  (3 Cr Hrs)    TBD (AM)

*Course Fees: $0 for both classes
*Ivy Tech Technology Fees*: $60 Per Semester

Spring Semester Courses:                                                                            Days/Times:  
AGRI 117 Soil Science                                                              (3 Cr Hrs)     TBD
AGRI 222 Ag Applications of GIS                                             (3 Cr Hrs)     TBD

*Course Fees: $0 for both classes
*Ivy Tech Technology Fees*: $60 Per Semester

Tuition: Twin Rivers pays all CTE course tuition.  Student pays fees only. Occupations upon completion of program: Graduates of the Agriculture program find employment with area farming operations as equipment operators and grain haulers. Graduates also find employment with ag retailers as applicators, data managers and sales professionals. In addition, graduates are employed by turkey and swine producers as flock and herd managers.

Graduates of the Precision Ag Program find employment at ag equipment dealers, ag retailers, and precision ag service providers.

*Fees are approximate and could vary from year to year.

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