Sidney – Montcalm Community College
Agricultural Operations at MSU IAT/ Montcalm Community College
The following certificate programs are available in Sidney
The Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management.
The Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management program provides students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge and training on the selection, use, and management of fruit and vegetable crops.
A few things to consider about the agriculture industry in Montcalm County and the surrounding area:
- Montcalm County ranks number one in Michigan for revenue from vegetable sales and fourth in the state for revenue from milk and other dairy products.
- Ionia and Gratiot counties rank fifth and sixth, respectively, in the state for overall revenue for agricultural production, topping $751,180,000.
- Top commodities by sales in Kent County are nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod sales. The county boasts more than 1,100 farms.
- Clinton County ranks eighth in the state for total revenue from milk and other dairy products.
About our partnership
Michigan State University (MSU) and Montcalm Community College have partnered to offer specialized training programs for careers in some of Michigan’s highest demand industries. Students benefit from dual enrollment at both institutions with all courses delivered in Sidney, Michigan.
About Montcalm Community College
Montcalm Community College serves more than 2,200 students per semester, offering 62 Associate’s degree, certificate and job-training programs; courses for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs; online courses; and articulation agreements with other colleges that offer students a seamless transfer.
MCC combines state-of-the-art facilities and technology with its highly qualified instructors, small class sizes and affordable tuition to meet the educational needs of its community.