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Last week, the WSCC/MSU Agriculture Club put together boxes of food to benefit WSCC students in need.  The club’s fall project was to collect food donations to gift to WSCC students and families. Donations were received from all club members and from the West Shore Educational Service District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) AgScience program. The CTE program donated chickens from their FFA broiler contest.

The club was formed in the Fall 2023 semester. All students pursuing AgScience degrees are members of the Ag Club. The club’s mission is to encourage fellowship among students interested in agriculture sciences, to promote learning about agriculture, and supporting the community.

The Ag Club is planning their service project for the upcoming Spring semester that will include growing plant starts in the greenhouse in conjunction with the CTE AgScience flower sale.

Michigan State University (MSU) and  WSCC work together to offer specialized training programs for careers in some of Michigan’s highest demand industries. Students benefit from dual enrollment at both institutions with most courses delivered on WSCC’s main campus.

This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree from WSCC. The partnership between the two institutions benefits those who seek an education and specialized training for employment in agriculture and the fruit and vegetable industry.

“Having the collaboration with MSU along with CTE creates a direct path for students in high school through an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree,” stated Connie Schwass, IAT program coordinator.  “We are so fortunate to have the ability to collaborate with these partners.”

For more information on the WSCC and MSU partnership, visit westshore.edu.