Trevor Jones, Public Affairs Advisor for TC Energy, and Dr. Tracy Kruse, Associate Vice President of Development and External Affairs, Northeast Community College, announce TC Energy's US$500,000 donation as construction progresses on a new agricultural center in the background.
The TC Energy Foundation recently donated US$500,000 to Northeast Community College in Nebraska to help build a new agricultural center, which will educate the next generation of farmers and ranchers on the best practices and the latest technology needed to increase food production, while conserving natural resources, such as water.
Northeast Community College educates about 7,000 students each year and is located in the City of Norfolk, along the route of Keystone and Keystone XL.
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The donation was recently announced during an official groundbreaking ceremony at Norfolk on Sept. 10. Trevor Jones, a public affairs advisor for Keystone XL, presented the donation to an enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people.
Dr. Tracy Kruse, an associate vice president at Northeast Community College, told the crowd that TC Energy’s contribution demonstrated their commitment to supporting local communities along the route of their assets.
“TC Energy’s motto is to build stronger, more vibrant communities through their giving,” said Dr. Kruse, associate vice president of development and external affairs and executive director of the Northeast Foundation. “They have clearly demonstrated their commitment to our local communities, our workforce, and to the success of the entire agriculture industry through their generosity to this project. We couldn’t be more appreciative of their support and partnership.”
The new agricultural center at Northeast Community College will be built in phases. The first phase includes a new veterinary technology building and a new large animal handling facility.
The goal is to give the next generation of students the skills and the training needed to increase food production through innovation, applied research and hands-on experience, while learning how to protect Nebraska’s resources for future generations.
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