Northeast Iowa Community College is a public community college established in 1966 with two main campuses in Iowa, in addition to an online campus. The Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar is located in Calmar, Iowa. The college offers certificate, diploma, and associate degrees in areas such as accounting, nursing, agriculture environmental science, and dairy science. It is a large college with more than 7000 students on campus. NICC gives special emphasis to agriculture, given that it is situated in the midst of numerous farms and farming communities in northeast Iowa. The college has a partnership with The Dairy Foundation, an NGO, through which students at NICC gain practical knowledge, and make valuable industry connections. NICC is notable for having hosted the White House Rural Economic Forum, as part of President Obama’s Midwestern bus tour in 2011. Students at NICC can relax at the campus's natural preseves, prairie, and wetlands.