Senate passes Bailey legislation to add Ag as a prerequisite at public universities

Agriculture is the leading industry in our state and it is important that proper college credit is given to students who have pursued high school Ag courses, according to State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville). Sen. Bailey is a Chief Co-Sponsor of Senate Bill 1624, which amends all public university acts to include credit for agricultural sciences and education courses.

“This bill is commonsense legislation to me,” said Sen. Bailey. “There is a diverse world in the agriculture sector. Everywhere we look and nearly everything we do has a connection to Ag. I believe this change will benefit college students that have previously taken agriculture courses.”

Currently, colleges may accept agriculture science as a science course, but not all are doing so.

“College admissions require a certain number or credit hours in fields like science and other various disciplines, “said Sen. Bailey. “This bill amends state law to include agricultural science to count as a science prerequisite and agriculture education as an elective prerequisite.”

The bill will now go to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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