SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College is offering select courses in agricultural watershed management and horticulture at no cost this fall. Registration is currently open.
The free course offerings are in eight-week modules with evening hours. Courses include Agricultural Watershed Management and Landscape Lake Ecology, which begin the week of Aug. 21, and Conservation Practice Systems I and Landscape Lake Sampling, which start the week of Oct. 16. The availability of these courses at no cost is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training grant.
“This is a great professional development opportunity for farm owners and operators well as farm service professionals,” says David Bowman, program coordinator, LLCC Workforce Development. “These courses will help participants enhance agricultural productivity and efficiency while helping manage water performance. It is also important for plant production, input efficiency and soil health on farms.”
For more information about the new agriculture watershed management and horticulture courses at LLCC, visit www.llcc.edu/watershed-management and www.llcc.edu/horticulture, or contact Bowman at 217.786.2317. To register for Springfield classes, call 217.786.2292.
— Lincoln Land Community College
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