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Dodge City Area Partners Host Ag & Diesel Day

Published March 2, 2020

Forty-one Dodge City High School students participated in the first-ever Ag & Diesel Day on Thursday, Feb. 27 in Dodge City.

Ag & Diesel Day is designed to expose students, who have shown interest in agriculture-related trades, to the wide variety of opportunities for education and employment in this area.

Students from Dodge City High School listening to Jeff Cole,  professor of diesel technology on ag & diesel day

Students from Dodge City High School listening to Justin Weil, associate professor of welding on ag & diesel day

As part of the day’s activities, the group toured KanEquip, Inc., Truck Center Companies, Foley Equipment, and American Implement, before touring the welding and diesel tech programs at Dodge City Community College (DC3).

During lunch at the DC3 Student Activity Center, DC3 President, Dr. Harold Nolte awarded six seniors with scholarships: Brian Contreras, Fernando Frances, Alexis Gusman, Erik Morales, Carlos Rodriquez and Joel Vargas.

DCHS students eating and completing information cards during lunch on ag & diesel day

DCHS student Erik Morales poses with Dr. Harold Nolte, president of DC3 after receiving a scholarship for ag & diesel day

Ag & Diesel Day is a partnership between the Dodge City/Ford County Development Corporation, Rural Education & Workforce Alliance, Dodge City High School and DC3.

By Lance Ziesch