Agricutlure & Environmental Sciences
What is the purpose of the agriculture program?
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill necessary to obtain employment in the field of farm and ranch management. Courses taught provide an excellent combination of theory, modern technology, and practical hands-on laboratory work.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The 67-hour program is four semesters, or about two years. This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment in the field of farm & ranch management. Courses taught provide an excellent combination of theory, modern technology, and practical hands-on laboratory work. The program seeks to challenge and stimulate students' desire to enhance their knowledge base in fundamental and application sciences.
What are the salaries for graduates of the program?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Ranch Management is $36,976. Local salaries will vary.
Are there any agriculture scholarships available?
Yes, The Agricultural and Environmental Science Department offers various scholarships which are awarded in the spring. Applications are available from Bob Young. Completed applications should be returned to him no later than March 31. Visit: www.kilgore.edu/agricultural_info.asp for more information.
Is there an agriculture club on campus?
Yes. All agriculture students are urged to participate in the Kilgore College Agriculture Club, a member of the Texas Junior College Agriculture Association (TJCAA), a highly competitive state-wide organization of about 15 community colleges where agriculture courses are taught. This club has been selected TJCAA "Chapter of the Year" nine of the past 12 years and has had two state officers elected eight of the past twelve years. Members travel across the state to participate in competitive events. One of the most active groups on campus, the KC Agriculture Club annually participates in dozens of events from constructing award-winning Christmas parade floats, coordinating breed association judging events, supervising FFA and 4-H judging contests, assisting with the Bull Evaluation Center and many other service activities in the area. Membership is open to all students, regardless of major.
Where is the agriculture farm located?
The 448-acre KC Agricultural and Environmental Science Department is located two miles northeast of Overton on State Highway 135. It houses all lecture and laboratory classes which usually meet one afternoon per week per course. The address is 2211 Hwy. 135 East, Overton, TX, 75684.