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W.N.C.C working to help agriculture industry

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A KOTA Territory community college is expanding a program that could help the ag industry.

Western Nebraska Community College offers a wind energy program for students. but it's expanding the program to include other types of alternative energy.

Jason Stratman, the Dean of Workforce Development at W.N.C.C says broadening the program to include solar energy could really help the ag industry here in the panhandle.

Stratman says solar energy could help farmers and ranchers save money and power.

"How it'll help probably here locally is just a basic understanding of how people in rural areas could use these applications for water pumps out in a field, as opposed to trying to get power in the middle of a field somewhere," Stratman said.

Stratman hopes that adding solar, as well as energy management will bring in more out of state students.

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