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Students become certified for class

11 March 2015

Pratt Community College agriculture instructors find it important for students to get certified in different areas they are learning about.

“It is important for students to achieve these certifications in animal handling, food safety and quality assurance. The agriculture industry and consumer is starting to demand it of its producers,” said Lori Montgomery, agriculture instructor. “It allows our students to leave here with a certification even if they don’t leave with their degree for some reason.”

This semester 23 students on the rodeo team became certified in Humane Equine Management and seven students in the Beef Production Class received their Beef Quality Assurance Certification.

The certifications come from the Animal Care Training website hosted by Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute and are animal science based courses to teach users proper animal care and handling.

The online testing process took PCC students three weeks to complete and the certification is good for two years.