With a substantial $18-million gift to Lincoln Land Community College’s agriculture program announced Thursday morning, the college is now looking towards the future.
LLCC Ag Program Director Bill Harmon calls the gift “transformative” for the program.
Morrisonville native Wayne Rosenthal is the Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and serves as the vice-chair of the college’s board of trustees. He says the gift is a testament to the work the LLCC work has done for Central Illinois.
Harmon says the first step the program is taking is to hire a recruiter to help bring more students into the LLCC ag program. The school’s goal is to double their ag program enrollment of 160 students in three years.