MATTOON -- The Equity was presented with the 2018 Business Partnership Award at the Lake Land College Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.
Lake Land reported in a press release that the award was accepted by Bruce Vernon, chief executive officer of The Equity, and Robin Brown, manager of employee relations and marketing.
The Equity is one of largest independent agricultural cooperatives in the state and has been a strong supporter of the Agriculture Division at Lake Land. The Equity routinely hires students for internship positions, and regularly visits the college to share information about new opportunities in the agriculture industry. This partnership provides Lake Land agricultural students with the necessary skills to enter the workforce.
“Over the past several years, The Equity and Lake Land College have collaborated in various ways, including offering internships to students and serving on the advisory board for the agriculture programs. The Equity has been an invaluable industry partner and Lake Land College looks forward to the new collaborations on the horizon,” said Lake Land College Board of Trustees Chair Dave Storm.
The Equity seeks to extend civic leadership to spark a positive change for the good of the community and its service area. The Equity offers educational programming and internship experiences for Lake Land College students and often hires Lake Land College graduates.
For more information about the agricultural division at Lake Land, visit lakelandcollege.edu/agriculture-division.