French began farming hops for beer production near Keenesburg as a hobby, but he decided to use the grant to learn more about agriculture through Aims Community College’s new program, based on the Fort Lupton campus.
When talking with dealerships about technology, the conversations tend to be in the context of sales, service and support of precision farming systems. But there is an arguably more critical technology discussion that should be taking place within dealerships.
While cyber security is acknowledged as a threat, dealers — especially mid-size and even single-store operations — aren’t always thinking about how to stay insulated against increasingly invasive scams.
The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.