CHS Foundation and LATI Partner in Development of Precision Ag Sim Lab

  OCTOBER 4, 2018               WATERTOWN, SD –  The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., is excited to announce the continuation of a long-standing relationship with Lake Area Tech as part of the CHS Foundation’s work to develop a new generation of ag leaders for life and cultivate university partnerships.  Most recently, the CHS Foundation awarded a $50,000 …

Automated Technology Grant Benefits LATI Students and Manufacturing Employers

  OCTOBER 1, 2018   WATERTOWN, SD             Thanks to a $1 million NIST MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) Competitive Awards Program grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Lake Area Technical Institute will be part of a collaborative effort to increase competitiveness and efficiency in regional manufacturing industries. The grant was awarded to South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology …

Watertown Elks Lodge #838 Receives Freedom Grant For LATI Veteran Student Food Pantry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 3, 2018                     WATERTOWN, SD   In the continued spirit of charitable work in the community the Watertown Elks Lodge #838 recently donated $2000 to the Lake Area Tech Veterans’ Food Pantry through a National Elks Foundation Freedom Grant. The Elks Freedom Grant offers a unique opportunity to harness the Elks’ passion for serving veterans and military …

Community U

Community U Classes Begin October 9

For Immediate Release October 1, 2018 WATERTOWN, SD – Community U, a series of fun and informative classes, begins in Watertown October 9 and will feature a variety of topics offered to the public. Community U is a project of Watertown H2O-20, Lake Area Technical Institute, and the community of Watertown. Classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays through November …

Lake Area Tech Continues the Ascent

College achieves 15 years of consecutive enrollment growth. For Immediate Release SEPTEMBER 10, 2018       WATERTOWN, SD…         Lake Area Tech’s campus is bustling with excitement as the college has officially verified record enrollment for the for the 2018 fall semester.  The college has experienced an upward growth pattern for the past fifteen consecutive years, and continues that trend with 2245 …

Soybeans and College Spirit Make a Great Combination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2018 WATERTOWN, SD – The wheels were turning early this spring when Lake Area Tech Precision Technology Agriculture students and instructors wondered about the possibility of combining technology and college marketing. Could it really work in a field of soybeans? According to Lake Area Tech Agriculture Department Supervisor, Brian Olson, “The planter utilized by the …

Scotty Moes Memorial Fund Continues to Grow

 Over $33,000 raised to-date for Ag-Dairy scholarships at Lake Area Technical Institute FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 30, 2018 Two years ago, members of the dairy community made the decision to celebrate the life of Scotty Moes and honor his memory through a fund at Lake Area Tech called the Scotty A. Moes Memorial Fund.  Scott “Scotty” Moes, 35, of Goodwin, …

Stevenson Selected For Bush Foundation Change Network

August 23, 2018 WATERTOWN – Lake Area Tech Business Partner Specialist, Julie Stevenson of Watertown along with 19 other South Dakotans have been selected to join the second South Dakota Change Network cohort.  From welcoming new populations in the rural community of Mina to assisting promising Native American artists in Vermillion, the 20 participants are driven to improve the places …

Lake Area Technical Institute Receives a $10,000 Grant for Precision Ag Simulation Lab

August 16, 2018 Grant provided by Farm Credit Services of America Working Here Fund for Agriculture Education  WATERTOWN, SD – Lake Area Technical Institute received a $10,000 grant for an ag simulation lab.  The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund. Lake Area Technical Institute will use the Working Here Fund Grant to purchase …