A virtual signing agreement will be signed by representatives of Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and other higher education members of the Community College Alliance for Agriculture Advancement (C2A3) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Sept. 21.

The national memorandum of understanding will be signed at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21.

NRCS and its state agencies are partnering with member institutions of the alliance to support hands-on student learning in the field, to develop future conservation-minded farmers and ranchers and to cultivate more graduates interested in pursuing careers with NRCS. Guest speakers invited to speak include U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee Chair Collin Peterson of Minnesota, NRCS Acting Chief Kevin Norton and representatives of C2A3.

For more information, visit www.agalliance.net.