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Betty Hallman, an owner of the llamas, helps a first-grade girl pet a llama. Hallman explains to the girl why they have llamas and the importance of their fur.

First graders learn about agriculture on Farm Education Day

Zoe Lampe and Nubia Rodriguez
March 28, 2024

Farm Bureau members and Southwestern Heights High School hosted Farm Education Day at Seward County Community College for the local first graders on March...

A group of goats push each other trying to get some treats. Currently there are only nine goats, but there are hopes of obtaining a total of 20 goats.

Goats join SCCC family

Brianna Rich, Photo Editor
January 26, 2023

Hoofing their way into Seward County Community College are the new goats in the Agriculture Program. Currently nine goats including a pregnant one which...

Former SCCC student Marissa Morales and criminal justice major, Osvaldo Morales speak to behavioral science major, Molleigh McCormack about SCCCs Block and Bridal club. Block and Bridal is an agriculture based club but you do not have to be an AG major in order to be in the club, McCormack stated.

SCCC clubs welcome anybody to join

Cheyenne Miller, Copy Editor
August 27, 2019

As classes start up once again at Seward County Community College, many students may find themselves embarking on a mission to join a club that suits their...

Students gather around tractors and discuss their roles in agriculture. This was part of farm day on Mar. 19.

Local schools attend farm day at Ag department

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor
March 20, 2019

Young children stood around corrals in the gloomy early morning while high schoolers from Southwestern Heights held onto the edge of the corrals as children...

Madison Hall, SCCC student,  safely handles the cattle by staying within their flight zone. By slightly moving forward, she is able to move them the direction she wants.

Photo Essay: Ag hosts livestock judging for area schools

Jordann Davis, Club Photographer
March 4, 2019

Area high school FFA and 4-H teams spent a cold morning, March 2, competing in a livestock judging contest at Seward County Community College. They tested...

The Agriculture banquet will help fun projects such as this new fish farm for students at SCCC.

Agriculture department hosts fundraiser banquet

Michelle Mattich, Managing Editor
January 24, 2019

Dress up, put your good shoes on and get ready to dine in as Seward County Community College’s agriculture department hosts a fundraising banquet. The...

Concurrent student, Haley Yancey, instructor, Joshua C. Morris, and concurrent students,  Brooklynn Bauer, Adan Vera, Jalen Rosales, Felipe Darbyshire, and technician, Mereya Hughbanks help with the growing of all of the crops in the SCCC greenhouse.

Ag partners with cafeteria for higher quality vegetables

Alondra Trevizo, Club Reporter
March 28, 2018

The farm to table approach has just made its way to Seward County Community College. The SCCC Agriculture department has started producing the vegetables...

Block & Bridle club plans Pumpkin Olympics for Fall fun

Block & Bridle club plans Pumpkin Olympics for Fall fun

Aylin Gomez, Reporter
September 30, 2016

The SCCC Block & Bridle Club is hosting the second annual Pumpkin Olympics on Thursday Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. until dark. The pumpkin patch, located next to...

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David Coltrain, sustainable agriculture program specialist, checks the gorund to see if its dry enough to start planting cool season crops in the next couple of weeks.

Coltrain plows into sustainable ag program

March 12, 2015
In the next couple of weeks, David Coltrain, resources program specialist, will begin to plant vegetables on the four acres of ground that Seward County Community College has for the sustainable agriculture program.
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Last year SCCC/ATS students calling local businesses to help support campus organizations and clubs.

Phonathon calls for volunteers, offers prizes to fundraisers

March 6, 2015
The sixth annual Phonathon will be on March 23 through April 10 with two volunteer shifts every weeknight from 4:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. in room AA137 with 30 phones available.

Agriculture department prepares for Celebrity Judging Auction, animal sales

April 6, 2011

This semester the ag department hosted the Southwest Kansas District FFA contests on March 2, which included crops, food science, entomology and farm management...

Crusader photo/Will Rector
Ryan Nelson leans against a cattle panel in the agriculture building. Nelson will be graduating with his associate degree in agriculture.

Ag student makes his mark

May 1, 2010

An agriculture student that has displayed true school pride and pride in his major will be graduating this weekend from Seward County Community College/Area...

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