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Essential skills working in agriculture

 In this past Thursday’s Tribune on the opinion page there was a column by Veronica Coons.  The column mentioned a firm was expanding into Hoisington and the head of the firm, which has multiple locations, was lamenting the lack of quality workers.  He spoke to a lack of what society terms “soft skills” or skills in addition to those unique for a given profession.  Items such as punctuality, responsibility, dedication, and so on.  

The Technical Division at Barton Community College terms these skills “Essential Skills.”  Each program, from nursing to auto and business to agriculture has its own advisory ...


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