April 25, 2011
A new partnership between Case IH Agriculture, Lubbock’s Heritage Equipment and Texas Tech University will give students in the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) access to some of the newest agricultural equipment available.
“We’re excited about this,” said John Burns, dean of the college. “Access to new Case IH tractors will be a tremendous asset to us, plus this partnership advances the mission of our research farms.”
Several new Case IH tractors and an all-terrain vehicle will be delivered to the university over the coming weeks and each year thereafter, and will be used in CASNR farms’ day-to-day operations. The equipment allows students and farm visitors to see the productivity-enhancing benefits of the equipment in real-world applications.
Students and university researchers will get to see, run, test and learn about the equipment’s newest innovations in production agriculture first-hand, said Russell Solomon, territory sales manager for Case IH-West Texas.
“Our goal is not only to broaden the student’s educational experience and better prepare them for their farming careers, but also to enhance educational opportunities for active producers locally, regionally and across the state,” he said.
Norman Hopper, CASNR’s executive associate dean for Academic and Student Programs emphasized the alliance is a win-win situation. The university will assist Case IH in conducting engineering research and testing new products. Case IH and Heritage Equipment also will have the opportunity to bring potential customers and employees to Texas Tech’s research farms to see Case IH equipment in action.
“The support of Heritage and Case IH allows us to take our agriculture education, research and outreach efforts to the next level, without increasing costs,” said Sukant Misra, the college’s associate dean for research. “This truly benefits everyone.”
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