U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly has announced that Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley will receive an Economic Development Admin. (EDA) grant from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce to help establish the Precision Agricultural Equipment Technology Center of Excellence, a workforce training facility, at the Terre Haute campus. According to a report in Hoosier Ag, the Center will expand Ivy Tech’s vocational training curriculum to include training related to planting crops, applying fertilizer, harvesting and other farming operations. This facility will drive diversity in the local workforce and help stimulate economic growth. Donnelly wrote a letter in support of Ivy Tech Wabash Valley’s application to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Donnelly said, “With the Precision Agricultural Equipment Technology Center of Excellence at Ivy Tech Wabash Valley, Hoosier students will gain access to skills and training needed to find a good paying job in the agriculture industry. I was proud to support Ivy Tech Wabash Valley’s application and I’m pleased they are receiving this grant. I look forward to seeing many Hoosier students take advantage of this opportunity to build a career in agriculture.”