The Farm is Part of our CampusLakeland’s agricultural science roots are nearly a century deep. We were founded as Vermilion School of Agriculture in 1913. Since our doors opened, agriculture has been at our college’s heart.
Today’s agricultural science courses are more sophisticated and there are many more career opportunities in a much broader industry than existed at the beginning of the last century. One thing hasn’t changed—our agricultural training is hands on.
Our Student-Managed Farm: Powered by New Holland has both crop and animal components. So whether is calving or combining, you’ll put theory into practice. These are your choices:
- One one-year general agriculture certificate lets you take a range of subjects on both the livestock and crops side.
- Crop technology, a 2-year diploma, gives you the knowledge and tools to not only grow a crop, but also market it. Everyone has a role in the Student-Managed Farm as you choose crops and sell them.
- Animal Science technology, a 2-year diploma, gives you a thorough grounding in animal husbandry through to food industry regulations. You have the flexibility to specialize in beef cattle, dairy cattle and sheep.