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Southside Electric Cooperative Donates to SVCC Ag Program

"Southside Electric Cooperative is proud to partner with SVCC to help expand career training opportunities in Southside Virginia.  SEC’s Board of Directors and I believe strongly in giving back to the communities we serve, and we’re excited to be a part of this new endeavor led by Dr. Dalton.  It is our hope that other organizations and businesses in our area will not only see the benefits of preparing our students to work in the agribusiness industry, but will be encouraged to partner with SVCC in providing additional internship opportunities" - SEC President & CEO, Jeffrey S. Edwards said.  Edwards is shown here presenting a check to SVCC's Dr. Dixie Davis Walton.

A donation to the Southside Virginia Community College Foundation, Inc., to start an internship program for students in the Agribusiness Program has been announced by Southside Electric Cooperative headquartered in Crewe, Virginia.  Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton, Professor and Program Director of Agribusiness, (Right) accepts the donation from Jeffrey S. Edwards (Left), President and CEO of SEC.  The Agribusiness program started at SVCC in 2010 and offers a two-year program in General Studies with a specialization in Agribusiness as well as a Career Studies Certificate.   As consumers, we are all impacted by the agribusiness industry.  From the food we eat to the clothes we wear and the homes we live in, agribusiness directly affects each of us on a daily basis, notes Dr. Dalton.  She looks forward to involving community businesses from all areas of agribusiness, including farms, financial institutions, farm supply stores, feed and chemical companies, information and consulting services, and others by partnering with them to create internship opportunities for students. For information, contact  Dr. Dixie Watts Dalton,Professor & Program Director, Agribusiness,109 Campus Drive, Alberta, VA 23821 or call 434-949-1053

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