Submitted by Dallas Knack, email@example.com
The Sauk Valley Community College’s matching funds campaign hosted by Lee and Whiteside County Farm Bureau Foundations concluded on August 31. Through the generosity of the foundations and our community, a total of $20,000 was raised for SVCC’s Ag Animal Science lab.
The goal of the campaign was to expand the SVCC Animal Science labs to greatly enhance the hands-on learning opportunities for students. Through the lab, students will be able to perform anatomy and physiology activities as they relate to animal reproduction, nutrition and digestion, and physical movements. Beyond the benefits to the animal science classes, customized training will be available with portable lab kits. Collaboration for training sessions will be available to county farm bureaus, area vet clinics, county 4-H groups, and others in need of training.
Dr. Lori Cortez, Dean of Institutional Advancement at SVCC states, “The generosity from our donors, especially the Lee County and Whiteside County Farm Bureaus, shows the overwhelming support for our SVCC Ag students. With these funds, students will have access to state of the art technologies to prepare them to lead our local Agricultural sector and beyond.”
For more information on supporting the SVCC Ag program, please contact the Sauk Valley College Foundation at 815-835-6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.