Spring semester students at Williston State College will have the opportunity to study something new.
The college will offer agricultural business classes to students next semester. A previous program offered at WSC focused on general agriculture.
Classes in the new program are designed for farmers and ranchers as well as those who want to focus on the financial aspect of the industry. Students will receive classroom instruction as well as hands-on experience.
“For the electives classes, we’ll definitely be doing hands-on work with maybe possibly going to feed lots or going out to the range and looking at plant communities, judging some cattle possibly,” says Jessalyn Bachler, the college’s agriculture instructor.
Beginning next school year, the college will offer an associates degree in agricultural business and industry.