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Community colleges pressured to keep up with ag tech

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The president of a community college says it’s becoming more challenging to keep curriculum up to date with agriculture technology.

“Exposure to that technology is key to keep us relevant and really advance the next generation.”

Terry Wilkerson with Rend Lake College in southern Illinois tells Brownfield it can be difficult to justify the purchase of new technology when it will be outdated in just a couple of years.

“We have taken the approach of working with companies like John Deere and Syngenta and partnering with industry to have access to that technology and access to that knowledge.

Community colleges pressured to keep up with ag tech