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Information session to showcase joint GOCC/MSU Agricultural Operations program

Representatives from Glen Oaks Community College and Michigan State University will
be on hand for a special Agricultural Operations Information Session on Tuesday, October 20 at Glen
Oaks Community College’s Dresser Business Development Center. The session will run from 6 p.m. to
7:30 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The college recently entered into a partnership with Michigan State University’s Institute of Agricultural
Technology to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Business degree with a concentration in
Agricultural Operations (Agribusiness).

The partnership allows students the convenience of attending MSU classes in St. Joseph County. Students
will have the assistance locally of a part-time academic advisor from MSU who can advise students in
choosing courses, internship placements and making career decisions.

Students earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward
an associate degree from Glen Oaks. The partnership between the two institutions benefits those seeking
employment in the agricultural industry. Every credit earned will transfer to MSU for students seeking a
four-year degree.

Students in the program will gain a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water
management, entomology, plant pathology and business management. Students will also have exposure
to exciting opportunities available in the industry.