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

Single-Family Rentals Over the Past Decade

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Home / Daily Dose / Single-Family Rentals Over the Past Decade Sign up for DS News Daily Single-Family Rentals Over the Past Decade After the financial crisis hobbled the housing industry back in 2008, the number of rented abodes skyrocketed. Today, that number continues to climb, as more people opt—for one reason or another—to live the leasing lifestyle, according to the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley, which conducted a national survey of single-family renters to better weigh their experiences and motivations.Between 2006 and 2016, more than 3.8 million additional households became single-family renters, the center notes. By the time 2015 rolled around, nearly one in five single-family homes was occupied by a renter, and today, single-family rentals make up the fastest-growing portion of the housing market, the Terner Center says.To tease out the qualitative factors behind their choice to rent a home, the Terner Center analyzed why a growing number of renters are choosing to reside in single-family rental properties. What researchers found is this: the reason households often opt to rent is completely unrelated to the housing stock itself.Nearly two-thirds of respondents were already renters before relocating into their current digs—35.8 percent rented single-family homes while 30 percent had been living in multifamily units. Some 42.9 percent said they were renting because it was more affordable and convenient, offered more flexibility, and/or provided them access to a nicer neighborhood. Almost one in five survey takers said they had no desire to own a home in the future.Another data point: People rent single-family homes for their size and amenities (“private laundry,” no shared walls with neighbors, space for pets, etc.) and because of the benefits inherent to single-family neighborhoods. Only one out of 190 said they’d prefer to reside in a multifamily dwelling instead. Popularity notwithstanding, the American homeownership dream is still alive and well: 80 percent of single-family renters said they desire to purchase a place of their own within the next five years, the study says. Among those, almost one-third said their decision stems from a desire to shield themselves from rent increases and/or evictions. “The study illuminates that many of these renters are interested in homeownership, but the tightened credit box in the wake of the financial crisis has made it more difficult for renters—even among those with higher incomes—to qualify for a mortgage,” the study reports. “While there are numerous factors that have contributed to this tightening of lending standards, it is critical that policymakers working to revamp the housing finance system consider questions of access.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Affordability Home Rental Market Homebuyers Rental Renters Single Family Rental Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Affordability Home Rental Market Homebuyers Rental Renters Single Family Rental 2018-04-20 Alison Rich Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Five Star’s Ed Delgado Criticizes Senate HUD Nomination Hold Next: Housing Optimism Resilient to Storms April 20, 2018 3,095 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post About Author: Alison Rich Subscribelast_img read more

Broward Bar to host seminar/cruise

first_img Broward Bar to host seminar/cruise August 15, 2002 Regular News Broward Bar to host seminar/cruisecenter_img The Broward County Bar Association will host an ethics seminar and Intra-coastal cruise, “On the River of Knowledge,” August 22 aboard the M/Y Kathleen W, a first-class yachting vessel.The topic for the seminar is professionalism and courtesy in the legal community.“The Broward County Bar Association is delighted to sponsor this fun and creative way for its members, as well as other lawyers throughout South Florida, to obtain continuing education credit with some great sightseeing and networking, as well,” said Nancy Gregoire, BCBA president.The seminar program will begin promptly at 4 p.m. and boarding will be from Bridgeside Square, which is at the Intracoastal Waterway and Oakland Park Blvd. After the seminar, the Kathleen W will cruise Ft. Lauderdale’s Intracoastal, returning to the same dock at 7:45 p.m.The cruise will include music, open bar, and hors d’oeuvres. The registration fee is $85 for BCBA members and $100 for non-members.To register call (954) 764-8040.last_img read more