Riverland Community College, with campuses in Albert Lea, Austin, and Owatonna, has a new beginning in agricultural education after offering Farm Business Management education for many years. 

Dr. Adenuga Atewologun, who holds a doctorate in agricultural engineering, and his team created Riverland’s 2013 strategic plan, "The Blueprint for Excellence," that identified agriculture as a top priority over the years ahead and identifies Austin campus as the anchor site for the programs that will serve students across the region. The Hormel Foundation collaborated with Riverland and conducted three Ag Summits in 2014, 2015, and 2016 to discuss possibilities through discussions with local business leaders, producers and educators.

Riverland has six new agricultural programs including Precision Agriculture, Food Science, Food Science Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology, and Agribusiness. These programs join Riverland’s established Farm Business Management program, one of the college’s most popular programs.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-433-0634) Dan has a Master's degree in Agriculture Education from the University of Minnesota.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-433-0596)Willy has an undergraduate degree in Aviation Management and a Master's degree in Geography with a Master's certificate in Geographic Information Science.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-402-6175) Nick has a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Education from South Dakota State University.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-433-0838) Christine has a Bachelor's of Arts degree from St Olaf College, along with a Masters in Food Science and Nutrition and a Ph.D in Food Science and Chemistry from the University of MN.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (507-433-0368) Wayne has a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education from Kasnsas State University and  Master's in Animal Science from South Dakota Sate University.

 

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Traci Nelson | Austin/Albert Lea/Ellendale/Adams

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Tom Anderson | Plainview

 

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Eric Deters | Owatonna

 

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Kyle Huneke | Wanamingo

 

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Barry Kurtz | Adams/Albert Lea

 

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Jack LaValla | St. Charles

 

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Dan Miller | Spring Valley

 

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Wayne Pike | LeRoy/Plainview

 

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Justin Kennedy | LeRoy/Harmony

 

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Rex Quam | Wanamingo

 

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Jennifer Smith | Wanamingo

 

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Dan Hoffman, FBM Director | Austin

 

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