Celebrating CTE Month | Week Four

Agriculture, Animal Technology, and Culinary Programs

From barn to field to restaurant floor, our various programs in agricultural science, animal technology and culinary arts provide LBCC students with hands-on experience to prepare them for their future careers. Students in our culinary program get an opportunity to hone their skills in real restaurant settings, while animal technology students get to practice looking after everything from horses to cattle - all in two years!


Animal technology graduates fill labor gap

“These kids come in, and in two years when they’re done, they are hireable." Animal Science Department Chair Clay Weber helps us dive deeper into what our Animal Technology program entails for students.

Horse greeting students at LBCC welcome day

Soren Skinner continues a family tradition in the kitchen

“My happiest memories, since the age of two, were those spent cooking with my family." Learn about Soren's two-year journey in LBCCs culinary program and help us wish him well as he graduates this June!

Photo of Soren Skinner in kitchen

Livestock judging team a benefit for competitors and local industry

“The oral communication skills, decision-making ability, and thinking under pressure that one gains on the team are really useful in future careers." Learn about the livestock judging co-curricular at LBCC and how it has allowed students to make new industry contacts.

LBCC livestock team holding trophies

Jenny Strooband: 'I have the best job on campus'

Linn-Benton Community College helps change lives, and Strooband has been a part of it for 18 years. Read more about how her work in the Equine Science program has changed students' lives.

Jenny Strooband with horse

Taryn McAllister turns a lifelong love into full-time career

Learn about Taryn's journey through our Animal Technology program as she turned her passion for horses into a dream job as Lake Oswego Hunt Club's barn director!

Woman looking up at horse and petting it

LBCC Culinary Program Helps Feed Fire Evacuees

Culinary students prepare boxes with meals inside
LBCC culinary students volunteered their time and resources to help feed evacuees displaced by last year's wildfires.


LBCC works to rescue horses caught in Oregon fires

Horses in a field with orange sky
LBCCs Equine Science program rallied to rescue 100-plus horses during last year's wildfires.

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