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HU dedicates new Ag School on Thursday

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015

Huntington University hosted a dedication ceremony Thursday for its Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business, when the program was unveiled last year, President Sherilyn Emberton said a tremendous need exists to supply Indiana’s ag sector with highly-educated talent.

The first handful of students have already been admitted to the program and nearly a dozen incoming freshman have also signed up. Institute Director Raymie Porter says she anticipates a “snowball of new students in the future.”

The event included addresses from Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney and Warsaw-based Lake City Bank senior vice president Joe Kessie.

A reception at the Dowden Science Hall followed the 4:30 p.m. dedication and was open to the public. The Huntington program follows a tradition of schools in the state offering agricultural programs, including Purdue University, Vincennes University and Ivy Tech Community College.