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Agriculture at NTCC

 At NTCC we believe these are exciting times for agriculture and for rural America.  There has been a resurgence of interest in small-scale and alternative farming.  Sustainable and small-scale conventional farming and ranching are of increasing relevance in today’s world of increasing input costs.  People are becoming more aware of practicing sustainability in their daily lives.

NTCC has made a significant investment in its sustainable agriculture program, as provided for by the College’s Board of Trustees and the Administration.  Construction of the new Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Agriculture Complex, concurrent approval and implementation of a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board-approved sustainable agriculture curriculum, provision of institutional funds to begin development of the Eagle Eye Demonstration Garden, and an infusion of $25,000 through a Perkins Grant for installation of compost tea equipment are all examples of a strong institutional commitment to the program.  NTCC’s Agriculture Department works with area educators, youth organizations (more than 1,000 youth per year participate in career and FFA events on the NTCC campus), and citizens to provide training opportunities for those interested in operating small- to medium-sized farms and ranches in a sustainable and profitable manner.

Please make yourself at home on our website, and if the opportunity presents itself come by and visit our new state-of-the-art facility! 



  • NTCC Farming Friends Association
    NTCC Farming Friends Association is a new volunteer organization starting this summer for NTCC Agriculture Department. Any and all folks interested in gardening and farming practices that are willing to put in the work are guaranteed to reap the harvest of great new techniques and skills, shared resources, run-through the great farm workout and to eat really well too!

  • Spring Is Coming
    This will be the 1st annual Homestead Workshop and is set to begin this Tuesday, February 10th.

  • Announcing New Ag Department Facebook Page
    Like us today and stay on-board with all the latest happenings at the Eagle Ranch!

  • Spring 2015 Schedule of Classes Offered
    Registration has begun - contact us today to start learning your way into a profitable career in agriculture.

  • New Continuing Education Courses (Registration Starting December 1st)
    Annies Project (Farm Financial Training for Women)
    Building a Backyard Homestead (Hands on Training for Novice Farmers and Ranchers)

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This page last updated by R. McCracken on 05/19/2015

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