At Concordia, we are uniquely positioned to equip students to serve throughout the agriculture industry. Our tight-knit campus is located near some of the most productive farmland in the world, our expansion into academic agriculture has been met with resounding support within Nebraska, the industry and the Christian church.
Awareness and Access
As a new option for studying agriculture in Nebraska, we need to spread the word to let prospective students, partners and employers know about this program. We’ll do this through targeted messaging, participating at industry events and conventions and through direct engagement, in addition to our promotion of our university as a whole. By offering attractive scholarship packages for our students, we will work toward staying competitive with established public university programs. Donor support will enhance both the awareness and the access at this important early stage of this program’s development.
Agriculture, by its very nature, requires field experience. Situated in the midst of both producers and business involved in animal science, plant science, food science, and agribusiness, Seward County will be Concordia’s farm. Philanthropic investment will enable us to give our students hands-on learning opportunities through engagement with the industry by providing funding for site visits, intensive learning events, industry summits and for building strategic partnerships.
Concordia lauded for financial stability
Recently, Forbes examined the financial health and operating strength of 921 U.S. private higher education institutions with more than 500 full-time students on their financial situations, and provided grades for each institution. Most of Forbes’ calculations utilized the federal government’s National Center for Education Statistics, whose most recent data is from 2018 and 2019. Forbes noted Concordia University, Nebraska as one of the 10 colleges that had most improved its financial grade compared to 2016. This year, Concordia received a B grade, up from its grade of C in 2016.
Students grow business skills through Concordia Catalyst Competition
A group of Concordia agriculture students recently competed in a business pitch competition, testing their entrepreneurship skills as they presented their ideas for creating potential businesses.
Joshua Schick ’20 combines business education, ag background to lead farm
Concordia senior Joshua Schick has always wanted to run his own farm. This spring, he and his brother Brad, a 2014 Concordia graduate, will be planting seed on a 600-acre farm near their hometown of Meadow Grove, Nebraska. The brothers will also tend to feeder calves as part of the business.
Will You Answer the Call?
God has called Concordia to be a leader in Lutheran, Christian higher education in this country, and you are an essential key to making that possible. Help us respond to our ever-changing world in ways that remain faithful to the never-changing Word of God.