Ivy Tech to Establish Precision Agricultural Equipment Technology Center at Terre…

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Ivy Tech to Establish Precision Agricultural Equipment Technology Center at Terre Haute Campus. Home Indiana Agriculture News Ivy Tech to Establish Precision Agricultural Equipment Technology Center at Terre Haute… Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleU.S Corn Crop Planting Falls Slightly Behind as Conditions Remain Wet Gary Truitt U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today announced that Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley will receive an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help establish the Precision Agricultural Equipment Technology Center of Excellence, a workforce training facility, at the Terre Haute campus. The Center will expand Ivy Tech’s vocational training curriculum to include training related to planting crops, applying fertilizer, harvesting, and other farming operations. This facility will drive diversity in the local workforce and help stimulate economic growth. Donnelly wrote a letter in support of Ivy Tech Wabash Valley’s application to the U.S. Department of Commerce.Donnelly said, “With the Precision Agricultural Equipment Technology Center of Excellence at Ivy Tech Wabash Valley, Hoosier students will gain access to skills and training needed to find a good paying job in the agriculture industry. I was proud to support Ivy Tech Wabash Valley’s application and I’m pleased they are receiving this grant. I look forward to seeing many Hoosier students take advantage of this opportunity to build a career in agriculture.”Jonathan Weinzapfel, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Wabash Valley/Southwest regions, said, “The EDA grant will allow Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley to renovate property already owned by Ivy Tech at the southern Vigo County Industrial Park, for use by the Precision Agriculture Equipment Technology Program Center of Excellence. Precision Ag will provide training in geospatial technology related to crop planting, fertilization, harvesting, and other farming operations. With these skills, the project will strengthen Indiana’s position as a global leader in workforce development, job creation, and workplace advancement for the agriculture industry.“We are so grateful for Sen. Donnelly’s support of this project. Through his leadership and assistance, the economic impact of this project will not only create jobs, but also aid employers by providing skills to individuals who previously may have only received on-the-job training.”According to a recent study from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, agricultural business in Indiana contributes to more than $44 billion to the state’s economy each year and supports nearly 190,000 Hoosier jobs. In preparation for offering this field of study, Ivy Tech Wabash Valley has sought guidance and support from a number of manufacturing and production leaders from the agriculture industry as well as local farmers and economic development professionals. The Center will provide students with the necessary trainings and skills to support agriculture career readiness. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 17, 2017 last_img read more

Should CFPB Reorganize ‘Just Weeks Before an Election’?

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily 2020-10-27 Christina Hughes Babb Should CFPB Reorganize ‘Just Weeks Before an Election’? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, has called on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger to delay the proposed reorganization of the agency’s Division of Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending (SEFL) until after the election while raising questions on whether she would continue as the agency’s chief in a new administration.In a letter to Kraninger, Brown suggested that Kraninger’s job was at risk if she pursued her plans, claiming that a “reorganization of this magnitude is inappropriate just weeks before an election that will determine whether you continue as Director past January 20, 2021.”Kraninger was confirmed as the CFPB Director in December 2018 and her job is a five-year term. However, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that the President has the ability to fire the CFPB director at will. With Kraninger having been appointed by President Trump, Brown’s comments could be read as an insinuation that her tenure could be reconsidered under a Joe Biden administration.Brown proposed that Kraninger “not move forward with the SEFL reorganization until it is clear” her job was secure. He also requested that she cede communications with his office on the subject to Brian Schneider, the CFPB’s Associate Director for the SEFL Division, and Thomas Ward, the Director of Enforcement.In his letter, Brown referred to an earlier call he had with Kraninger in which he shared “concerns that the SEFL reorganization will weaken the Bureau’s ability to hold financial institutions accountable for violating the law and obtain redress for harmed consumers.” He contradicted Kraninger’s alleged response that the reorganization would enable the agency’s Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) with additional technical resources and reporting capabilities, claiming that CFPB documentation did not support that claim.“According to the Bureau’s documents you provided me, the claimed objective of the SEFL reorganization is to allow for ‘centralization and streamlining’ and ‘establishment of a consistent and unified SEFL approach to policy and strategic planning,’” Brown wrote. “While these objectives may have merit, how they are achieved matters. Here, to the extent the reorganization achieves any desired consistency or efficiency, it is by cutting out Enforcement’s voice and role in critical SEFL decision making processes. It also introduces inefficiency and confusion by taking dedicated Enforcement resources, such as the E-Litigation team, and asking them to do non-Enforcement work and report to a new SEFL-wide office.”Kraninger has not yet publicly commented on Brown’s letter. Related Articles Previous: FHFA Strategy Focuses on Post-Conservatorship Years Next: Hubzu Launches Mobile App Home / Daily Dose / Should CFPB Reorganize ‘Just Weeks Before an Election’? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. October 27, 2020 14,275 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more