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  • First Annual Ag Expo To Be Hosted At Northwest Tech

    Goodland, KS. (08/21/2018)  – Northwest Tech will be hosting its first annual Ag Expo on August 29, 2018. The Tech’s Ag Expo aims to bring a variety of educational activities, commercial demonstrations, and exhibits to the community as well as to landowners, students, families and anyone who wants to know more about agriculture. 

    The morning of the event is dedicated to our Water Technology Farms Field Day with the Kansas Water Office, followed by lunch and a panel discussion with KARTA, and an afternoon of vendor exhibits and demonstrations at the Precision Ag Tech Farm. Big Iron will also be having an auction with proceeds going to the Precision Ag program and local FFA chapters. Local FFA students, college students, growers, and the general public are all invited. In addition, all Ag and related vendors are encouraged to participate with the promotion of their goods and services. We will also be opening our 40-acre precision-planted corn maze at the Tech Farm to all attendees. The maze costs just $3 per person over 5 and stays open till 7pm so bring the kids after school. The maze proceeds go to the Precision Ag student activities fund (tours, travel costs, food, etc.), and into making our September/October maze entertainment worth coming back for.

    “The Precision Agriculture program at Northwest Tech is expanding by leaps and bounds and working to impact the conversation about water, technology, and agriculture,” said President Ben Schears, “…The program has taken an incredible leap forward with the addition of our new Water Technology Farm - a 240 acre live operational farm incorporating some of the latest agriculture and water technology.”

    Registration is required if you want to take advantage of the free lunch we'll be hosting in the Union.  Event Registration: 

    Ag Tech Expo

    Northwest Kansas Technical College

    Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

    9:30 - 4:00 Mountain Time


    9:30-1:30 events are at the Union on the Northwest Tech campus

    1:30-4:00 events are at the Tech Farm: 1303 E. 8th, Goodland

    In conjunction with the Water Tech Farm Field Day


    There is no charge to attend. RSVP is requested by August 24 to allow for adequate food and materials. 

  • Boots, Brews, and BBQ Fundraiser

    Goodland, KS. (08/22/2018)  – Northwest Kansas Technical College will be hosting its first annual Boots, Brews, and BBQ fundraising event on September 22, 2018, at the Precision Ag Farm (1200 E. 8th Street). The party will start at 6 PM (MT).


    This event will feature live music from Cari Dell Trio, a BBQ dinner, and craft beer sponsored by Mountain Cowboy Brewery and Cole Family farms. There will also be a cash bar available.


    So, come on out for the last hurrah of the summer and support a good cause!



    Reserve your spot today! Tickets are $50 or $60 at the gate. To purchase tickets, contact Kelly James at (785) 890-1568 or visit


    All funds raised go directly to Northwest Tech Endowment Association.

  • Northwest Tech Welcomes Andrew Davison to Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

    The coaching staff for the upcoming 2018-19 Northwest Tech men's basketball season continues to take shape as head coach Nate Padia has announced the addition of Andrew Davison as assistant coach.


    “We are glad to welcome Andrew back to the Tech,” said President Ben Schears, “…he knows the culture of the college, the Goodland community, and that will help him hit the ground running.”


    Davison comes to Northwest Tech entering his fifth season of coaching. Davison started his career at Pratt Community College and then spent a year here at Northwest Tech. He went on to Colorado State University and finally, last year, he coached at New Mexico Highlands University. Davidson was happy to have the opportunity to return back to Northwest Tech to coach under Padia.


    Davison expressed his optimism for the upcoming year saying, “My expectations for this year would be to make some noise and establish ourselves in the Jayhawk Conference!”


    Davison graduated from Emporia State University and is originally from Garden City, Kansas.

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