The NIACC Agriculture Division offers students the unique opportunity to receive hands-on learning both on- and off-campus as well as classroom instruction. With NIACC’s commitment to providing a live working farm, students are able to take classroom instruction and apply it directly in daily farming operations. Students are involved in all aspects of both grain and livestock production and benefit from the ability to work directly with major partners within the agriculture community. These relationships often lead to internships and eventually full-time employment.
Our agriculture instructors are highly qualified, credentialed, and experienced in both the theory and practical applications of modern agriculture. Class sizes are relatively small which provides optimal learning opportunities, instructors are available to assist students outside of the classroom, and curriculum is reviewed frequently to ensure our students are receiving the most relevant and current information.
The Agriculture Division offers multiple degrees to provide the necessary skill-sets students need to achieve their desired career. Several agriculture-specific scholarships are available for NIACC students. Excellent transfer relationships and opportunities exist with four-year institutions such as Iowa State University and Northwest Missouri State University. In addition to transfer opportunities, students may pursue an Associate degree in Agriculture Finance and Management, Agriculture Operations and Management, and Agriculture Sales and Service. The design of the curriculum offers a core set of courses that enable the student to make choices on career direction as well as the ability to achieve multiple degrees with little extra expense. The student to instructor ratio is 25:1 in core courses and is generally lower in elective courses. Students have the opportunity to apply for employment as a student work study working on the NIACC farm lab. The Agriculture Division has a 100% job placement rate.