29th January 2007

 

TRACTOR DEAL MODERNISES FARMING FOR STUDENTS

(PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE)

 

Students with a passion for farming have been given the opportunity to use the most up-to-date farming equipment, thanks to a deal made between the University of Lincoln and Chandlers Farm Equipment Ltd.

 

Chandlers have leased a 64/65 Massey Ferguson tractor for five years to the university’s Riseholme Park campus.

 

The state-of-the-art tractor will electronically record information about the work that students have done in a particular field. The accuracy of the tractor will show aspiring farmers what work has been done and the costs incurred.

 

This gives students the chance to learn about modern farming technologies so that they can be competitive in the farming industry.

 

It will be students studying for a National Diploma in Agriculture who will benefit from the tractor.

 

Riseholme Park Farms is a recognised Centre of Vocational Excellence (COVE) teaching aspiring farmers about farming, crops, livestock and specialised machinery.

 

John Trigg, subject leader in Agriculture and COVE manager, said: “We are very pleased to receive the tractor from Chandlers. It will make a wonderful difference in enabling students to use modern machinery.”

 

The tractor was handed over to John Trigg by Gavin Pell of Chandlers at the Newark Showground.

 

For more information contact:

Sophie Gayler Press Office Assistant

(01522) 886042 sgayler@lincoln.ac.uk

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