Butler Community College Agriculture Program
"Preparing Our Students to Serve Your Community"
Facts about the program:
- Over 200 Agricultural students
- Steady enrollment increases over the past 15 years
- Small classroom setting with classes averaging approximately 15 students
- Approximately 70% of students transfer on to four year programs
- Students return to the agriculture workforce primarily in the Butler County and Flint Hills region
- Nationally recognized faculty
- 1998 NACTA Fellow Teacher Award Recipient
- 2003 Golden Apple Outstanding Teacher Recipient
- 2004 Who‘s Who Amongst America‘s College Instructors
- 2004 Wichita Eagle "My Favorite Teacher" Recipient
- 2009 Butler‘s Award of Distinction for Student Engagement
- National Collegiate Livestock Judging Champion
- Serve as educators, advisors and mentors
- Great teaching environment with a balance of classroom, outdoor lab and hands–on learning activities in new state–of–the–art agriculture facilities!
- Championship livestock judging team that annually ranks amongst the nation‘s elite.
- Practical classes in the areas of crop and livestock production, financial management and equine sciences designed to serve both the traditional student and Butler community.
- Degree programs include: animal science, agribusiness, farm & ranch management, agronomy, ag. communications, pre–veterinary medicine and livestock management
Facts about our students:
- Entered career fields of production agriculture, veterinary medicine, pharmaceuticals, communications, vocational agriculture instruction and extension—just to name a few!
- Students from well over 20 states
- Winners of 7 out of the last 12 Hubbard Award of Excellence given to Butler‘s outstanding graduate based on academic achievement, activity involvement, and community service
- In the past five years:
- 40 students have held office in 14 different national junior breed associations
- 6 students have reigned as queens/ambassadors for national breed associations and youth groups
- 20 students have traveled overseas as winners of national agricultural competition teams
- Students have held internships with some of the premier ag. companies in the country
- 32 Agriculture Futures of America scholarship recipients and conference attendees
- Over 40 former students pursuing advanced Law, Masters, and/or PhD degree programs