Title: Community College Instructor Workshop
Date: Wed Jul 18, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Moderator: N/A
PA Programs at Community Colleges

Discussion between industry and education is important in strengthening and building precision ag programs at community colleges. This workshop offers an open dialogue between community college and industry attendees.  Topics will include a review of past issues, educational concerns of industry, accreditation, best practices for recruitment and internships, and advisory boards.  

Terry Brase (speaker)
Interim Director of Farm of the Future at West Hills College
West Hills College
Coalinga, CA 93210
Terry Brase, is the Precision Ag Instructor at West Hills College Coalinga focusing on teaching and developing technology courses. He has BS and MS degrees in Ag Education from Iowa State University. He taught at two Iowa community colleges for 30 years; teaching ag geospatial technologies for the last 23 years. He developed the first in the nation two-year degree in Precision Agriculture in 1995 with funding from the National Science Foundation. In 2001 he was the originator and Principal Investigator of AgrowKnowledge, the National Center for Science and Technology in Agriculture. Published works include an ESRI Virtual Campus course on Spatial Analysis in ag, a textbook entitled “Precision Agriculture”, and a chapter on GIS in the soon to be released “Precision Farming Basics” from the American Society of Agronomy. He was the recipient of the 2012 Educator Award of Excellence at the International Precision Ag Conference. As Managing Owner of BrASE LLC, he writes freelance articles on agricultural technology and works with companies and colleges on their educational needs.
Length (approx): 80 min