Facing possible budget cuts, UMC may eliminate ag education programFebruary 23, 2011 - 8:03pmbusiness/agriculture
The University of Minnesota-Crookston, facing anticipated budget cuts, could eliminate its agricultural education program to save money.
The move, though painful, would be the fairest way to help achieve the necessary savings, a school spokesman said.
Supporters of the program say eliminating it would hurt a state already short of ag teachers. "I'm worried for the profession," said Lyle Westrum, who leads the UMC ag education program.