Progress from May 10th
Progress from June 4th
Since its founding Chadron State College has been engaged in the ranching, farming and rural life of the panhandle of Nebraska and the four-state region. Each year more and more students enroll at Chadron State because of its "hands-on, boots-on-the-ground" rangeland and agriculture degree offerings. These degrees have helped to expand and continue generations of family ranches and farms and have catapulted graduates into related professions. In addition to ranching, graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of fields that have expanded opportunities for people and communities in rural America.
Our vision is to have even more graduates engaged in the work of rural America. We do so by investing significant new resources into the expansion of our rangeland and agriculture programs. The Rangeland Complex is the lynch pin for connecting and expanding programs and degree offerings in this field of study. Because of its tradition and history and because of its unique geography, Chadron State College is committed to making its Rangeland & Agriculture programs more accessible, better equipped and higher profile.
This project has been approved by the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges and the Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. This approval requires that Chadron State secure $2 million in private gifts to supplement the state funding request of $3.5 million for the $5.5 million project. Construction will move forward once private gifts and state funding is secured.