Northwest Kansas Technical College hosted its annual Future Farmer’s of America (FFA) event on Wednesday. The event involved 16 area schools and over 100 students who participated in hands-on activities. Various programs on campus were involved including Carpentry, Electrical Technology, Engineering & Drafting Technology, Welding, and the Kansas Institute of Diesel Technology. Northwest Tech students showed the visiting students different principles related to their programs, and walked them through basic activities and concepts.
Various competitions also took place on campus, which were orchestrated as well as judged by various program instructors. Campus Events Coordinator, Patrick Lorens, who has an Ag background, put the entire day together. Of the event Lorens commented, “FFA Day is a great opportunity for area high school students. It’s a day of competitions in related areas of ag, and a chance for prospective students to tour departments and see the facilities on campus during the day.” Northwest Tech has hosted FFA Day for a number of years, and because of its success, will most likely take place for years to come.
Northwest Tech has a number of programs related to Ag and the types of jobs available in that field, but the most recent addition is the Precision Agriculture Technology program. The instructor in charge of the new program is Weston McCary. For program information and a course outline, please click here.
About Northwest Tech
The mission of Northwest Kansas Technical College, as an institute of higher learning, is to prepare individuals for gainful employment in technical and professional careers, productive personal lives, and lifelong learning. The college was established in 1964 and has 16 different programs in 4 different divisions: Health & Human Services, Information Technology, Transportation, and Construction. Northwest Tech is an iPad campus, and has been named an Apple Distinguished School three different times with the most recent being for the 2015-17 school years.