Garden City Community College has received a $50,000 donation from American AgCredit to support a new greenhouse, a core component of the upcoming Crop Production Technology program.
As part of GCCC’s Title III Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Grant, a new Crop Production Technology program is in development.
The program is set to begin in Fall 2023 and will allow year-round hands-on experiences for students to learn how crops are grown, maintained, and evaluated throughout the growing period, setting a strong foundation for the next generation to enter the agriculture workforce or production agriculture industry.
The donation from American AgCredit will support purchasing a larger and more robust structure than was originally planned through the initial grant.
The 48’ x 84’ greenhouse will be located north of the tennis courts. GCCC was chosen to receive funds from American AgCredit’s Local Community Impact Program, which provides financial and related contributions to support the future of agriculture.
To learn more about American AgCredit, visit https://www.agloan.com/.
CUTLINE for “American AgCredit Donation to GCCC” photo, left to right: Chuck Pfeifer, Dean of Technical Education & Workforce Development, GCCC; Scott Kedrowski, Dean of Advancement & Alumni Relations, GCCC; Daryl Strecker, Relationship Manager, American AgCredit; Dr. Marc Malone, Vice President for Instructional Services/Chief Academic Officer, GCCC; Heather Hill, Relationship Manager, American AgCredit; Ashley Winger, Title III Activity Director, GCC