Agriculture production continues at MJC

Two beef cattle stand in a grassy field on MJC's West CampusWhile campus might have moved to remote learning, we would like to assure the community that the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division is working to ensure a safe and reliable food source remains available.

According to the State of California, agriculture is viewed as an essential service. This endorsement allows the MJC agriculture units to continue to care for our livestock and maintain crop production. This in turn allows the college to continue to support the Stanislaus County community.

Biosecurity practices have always been in place at the agriculture units, but with the outbreak of COVID-19, the need to follow the protocols has increased. Faculty, staff, and student interns are more cautious about who enters the units and have increased their sanitization practices. The end goal is to ensure the animals stay healthy and that crops continue to grow to reach harvest.

Modesto Junior College has a long-standing history of teaching agricultural practices to students across the county, state, nation, and world. All classes have moved to remote learning for the remainder of the semester, and through summer 2020. For questions about the Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Division, visit the website or on social media under the handle @mjcagriculture.