USDA Reconnect Program

United States Department of Agriculture Accepting Applications for Rural Broadband Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that the United States Department of Agriculture is accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program. The funds will enable the federal government to partner with the private sector and rural communities to build modern broadband infrastructure in areas with insufficient internet service. Insufficient […]

NCMC Peer Educators 2019

North Central Missouri College introduces Peer Educator services

Starting this spring semester, North Central Missouri College will participate in the Missouri Department of Higher Education Peer Counselor Pilot Program to provide additional services for students to aid in their success. Three students, Vivian Allen, Spickard, MO, Taylor McQueen, Stanberry, MO, and Russell Neeley, Brookfield, MO have been selected as NCMC’s Peer Educators. “We […]

Megan Pester

NCMC’s Megan Pester serves on higher education panel

North Central Missouri College Advising and Retention Director, Megan Pester recently served on a panel for the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Her expertise on NCMC’s participation in the pilot program, developing degree maps and pathways was presented at the Missouri Guided Pathways Summit on February 12 in Jefferson City, MO. Megan has been instrumental […]

industrial hemp

Proposed rules for Industrial Hemp Pilot Program available for comment through February 1st

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is reminding those interested in Missouri’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program there are five days remaining to review and comment on the proposed rules put forth by the Department. Passed by the General Assembly in 2018, HB 2034 exempted industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana and the list of controlled substances […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections offering higher education opportunity for staff and offenders

The Missouri Department of Corrections is working with Ashland University of Ohio to establish a higher education program for staff and offenders. For DOC staff, Ashland University plans to offer a tuition discount for online degree programs through the College of Online and Adult Studies. Offerings include associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s programs in fields such […]