Classes for this unique new associate degree program, titled agricultural automation and robotics, will begin in the fall 2019. Students in this major, the only one of its kind in the US, will receive hands-on experience with automated milking equipment, as well as class work in both agriculture and engineering.
Several Alfred State College students and employees recently attended the 91st annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, IN, where they set up a recruiting booth and spoke with numerous students about the benefits of an Alfred State education.
Alfred State College (ASC) recently had two of its programs - veterinary technology and health information technology (HIT) – ranked in the top 10 in the nation. In addition, several ranking sites have rated the college highly when comparing all US schools offering these and other programs within the School of Arts and Sciences.
Alfred State College recently hosted 350 Future Farmers of America students from 21 western New York high schools for the 32nd annual Agriculture Skills Contest.
Alfred State agricultural technology student Andrew Richards, of Silver Springs, recently represented the college as a 2018 Ambassador at the 185th New York State Agricultural Society Annual Meeting and Forum in Syracuse.
To keep its students competitive in an evolving agricultural industry, Alfred State is diversifying its educational offerings.
“We are extremely proud to be included in this listing of the best colleges with veterinary technology programs in the country,” said Dr. Phil Schroeder, chair of the Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Department at Alfred State.
The conference is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 30 in the Allegany Room of the Central Dining Hall of the Alfred campus.
Students in the soils class at Alfred State will hold a free pH clinic for the community.
According to Associate Professor of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology Doug Pierson, the students will travel to Les Cayes, where they will put their skills to use caring for residents’ animals by participating in mobile clinics and coordinating with the local veterinary agent.