Resources For Industry Partners

The Agriculture Center of Excellence offers access to innovative curriculum, advanced training facilities, and qualified instructors. The role of the Center is to link education and industry in order to meet the evolving needs of Washington’s economy. As technology expands the potential for workforce training, customized education, and partnership continues to grow.

Agriculture Center of Excellence Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

  • Ike Malson- RDO John Deere Company
  • Dean Farrens – Washington State Farm Bureau
  • Michelle Mann- WorkSource, Walla Walla
  • Leslie Hammer – The McGregor Company
  • Ramon Benavides -Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries
  • Rebecca Wallace -Agricultural Pathways Supervisor, OSPI
  • Stewart Padelford-Washington FFA Foundation
  • Michael Swan-Retired WSU Retired
  • Kimberlee Kidwell- WSU- Academic Coordinater/ CAHNRS
  • Cristie Crawford-WSU-¬†Executive Associate Dean / CAHNRS
  • Advisory Board Meeting Minutes-(2012-2013)

  • March 14, 2014 DRAFT ¬†Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
  • October 15, 2013 Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
  • June 17, 2013 Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
  • March 7, 2013 Skills Gap Forum
  • December 2012 Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
  • August 2012 Advisory Board Meeting Minutes
  • Agricultural Occupations Quick Guide

    View the In-Demand Occupations related to agriculture in Washington State. The demand/decline list of occupations is hosted by the Labor Market and Economic Analysis (LMEA) branch of the Employment Security Department; local Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) are responsible for the development of the lists, as well as, all updates and revisions to the lists.