Learn more at the Rhodes State College “Lead the Change in Agriculture” event!

October 6, 2023 | Event starts at 8:30 am

  • Learn about our Agriculture Technology Program and Certificates
  • Meet industry leaders and explore what ag technicians do in the field
  • Hands-on activities during the interactive sessions
  • Find out about career opportunities and scholarships
  • REGISTER for classes on-site and be part of the change in agriculture


8:00 – 8:30 am
Registration in the James J. Countryman Building Atrium

8:30 – 9:00 am
Session 1: Explore Agronomy
Agronomy is the cornerstone of modern agriculture. Learn how agronomists use leading-edge investigative and diagnostic techniques to identify problems and provide solutions to improve local food production as the global population continues to expand.

9:00 – 9:15 am
Meet with employers

9:15 – 9:45 am
Session 2: Explore Prescription Mapping
Learn how farmers and agronomists are harnessing digital agriculture’s latest technologies to adapt local food production techniques to sustainably feed the world.

9:45 – 10:00 am
Meet with employers

10:00 – 10:15 am
Session 3: Explore Drones in Agriculture
View farming from a brand-new perspective; learn how unmanned aerial vehicles are used for crop monitoring and scouting.

10:15 – 10:30 am
Meet with employers

10:30 – 11:30 am
Meet with a success navigator: Enroll at the College and register for classes

11:30 – 12:00 pm
Closing remarks 

Scholarships Available for Fall 2024!

Secondary to grant funding through the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture, students enrolled in the below courses will be awarded scholarships to pay for all tuition and fees associated with the course.  Upon successful completion of the coursework, the grant will also pay for all costs associated with credentialing exams for Agriculture Commodity Tester, Commercial Pesticide Applicator, BASF Plant Science, and Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification.

AGR 1000           Introduction to Agriculture ($570 tuition + $31.50 course fees)
AGR 1401           Introduction to Soils for Agronomic Production ($570 tuition + $27 course fees)
AGR 1402           Principles of Crop Management ($570 tuition)
AGR 1403           Principles of Nutrient Management ($570 tuition)
AGR 1404           Introduction to Integrated Pest Management ($570 tuition)
AVI 1000            Unmanned Aerial Systems ($570 tuition)

Total of $3,478.50

Choose Ohio First Scholarship

Students enrolled in one of our agriculture programs may also be eligible to receive additional financial assistance through the Choose Ohio First program.  Click here to learn more about this program and how to qualify.  

Employers need our graduates! Watch video below.

Hear from one of our Agriculture Technology students below.

The Ag Tech degree is designed to provide students with the diverse skill set necessary to work competently as a(n):

  • Agronomy Technician
  • Equipment Operator
  • Drone Technician
  • Agriculture Resource Technician
  • Digital Ag Technician
  • Ag Sales/Customer Support Technician

For more information, contact Admissions at (419) 995-8320.