Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence Newsletter
March | 2022
Yakima Valley College is now offering a Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture Sciences Degree
The pathway emphasizes leadership, management, and communication in the agricultural industry while developing broad skills in finance, strategic operations, harvest technology, soil health, plant physiology, pest management, and more!

The degree caters to working adults with industry experience. Some classes will be fully online, while lab-based classes meet in the evenings up to two times per week. Continued instruction and student interaction take place online. Full-time students, those taking 15 credits per quarter, can finish the program in two years once prerequisites have been met.

The BASAG application period is open annually from March 1 – May 31
Implicit Bias Institute in Workforce Education Free Professional Development Webinar Series
The Implicit Bias Institute in Workforce Education invites you to join us for a series of free professional development webinar presentations introducing high-impact implicit bias topics: Introduction, Neurodiversity, and Student Homelessness. Webinars are 60 minutes and will be captioned live and posted for easy access. There is no charge to attend.

The Implicit Bias Institute in Workforce Education is led by the following Washington State Centers of Excellence: Marine Manufacturing & Technology, Careers in Education, Construction, Agriculture & Natural Resources, and the Machinists Institute. 
Big Bend Community College is seeking an Agriculture Mechanics Program Coordinator
This position provides expertise in the maintenance and repair of agriculture equipment, including tractors, combines, and other related agriculture equipment, and is responsible for the Trades & Industry Division Agriculture Mechanics (AGM) program of study, certification, and degree. The individual in this role shall teach AGM program courses.
Connecting Students to Careers in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Careers in agriculture and natural resources are in high demand in Washington State. Visit our Job Board to explore industry snapshots, job positions statewide or to submit a job description!