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GALC: An Agriculture Education Beyond Classroom Walls

posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in  College News

By Chris Bennett, AgWeb

The best classrooms don’t have four walls. Need a springboard to an agricultural education that goes where students learn best—outside the box, across fields, through multiple states and into foreign countries? Then take a long look at the Global Agriculture Learning Center (GALC), a maverick program aimed at shaping tomorrow’s farming and agricultural leaders.

An arm of Hawkeye Community College, in Waterloo, Iowa, GALC began in 2013, and is gaining steam and reputation across farm country. Helmed by Brad Kinsinger, the center prepares students for further ag education or job entry, as well as providing a heavy dose of travel and exposure to the global farming industry.

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