Miles Community College (MCC), attempts to provide an educational experience for students interested in the Agriculture and Equine Studies programs. However, enrollment has lessened over the years due to the lack of facilities required to properly educate and meet the needs of all interested students. Therefore, Miles Community College needs an appealing indoor agriculture education center to recruit and educate students wanting to further their knowledge in the fields of Agriculture and Equine Studies. In an effort to meet this need, the Miles Community College Board of Trustees and Endowment Board, along with members of the Miles City community, supports the need for the Miles Community College Ag Advancement Center. When completed, it will be an indoor learning center that will provide an opportunity to increase enrollment within the Agriculture and Equine programs and become the epicenter of learning for southeastern Montana Agriculture and Equine students.
Agriculture is the number one industry in eastern Montana. Miles City is centrally located in eastern Montana and a majority of the population in eastern Montana conducts their everyday business in Miles City. Custer County ranks third in the state for value of sales of cattle and fourth in the state for the number of cattle raised.
Miles Community College’s mission is to promote student success and lifelong learning through accessible, quality programs and community partnerships. The above statistics prove the importance of agriculture to this community and region. Miles Community College shoulders a responsibility to provide access for students and the community to a strong agriculture curriculum as well as a state of the art learning facility.
To learn more about the facility or wish to give to the campaign, please contact President Klippenstein at 406-874-6165 or President@milescc.edu