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Cedar Crest FFA Receives Precision Agriculture Simulator

By Jean-Paul MacDonald

New Holland and Raven Industries have partnered to donate precision agriculture education simulators to 11 FFA chapters across the country. The simulator will be used in the chapter's agricultural education program to help students learn about the latest precision technology and its applications in the field.

The simulator is compact and adaptable, making it easy to integrate into any learning environment. It features two essential components of Raven technology: the Viper® 4+ in-cab display and the RS1™ three-in-one GPS, connectivity, and autosteer sensor. These elements come together to create a realistic and immersive learning experience for students.

One of the recipients is Cedar Crest FFA of Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Beyond precision technology learning, the simulator will also help Cedar Crest FFA students, as well as similar FFA students in other chapters, isexplore potential career pathways in agriculture. The simulator will be used in the chapter's Integrated Pest Management unit, and students will have the opportunity to learn about the use of chemicals in controlling pests. They will also learn about the different careers in agriculture, from sales to agronomy to technology support.

The donation of the simulator is a valuable connection between Cedar Crest students and Messick's Equipment, a local New Holland dealer. As part of the official presentation, Cedar Crest FFA students had the opportunity to engage directly with industry professionals and gain insight into the practical applications of precision agriculture.

Messick's Equipment is committed to providing local students with the opportunity to explore the latest New Holland equipment and technology offerings, and how they relate to potential career pathways. The partnership between the program, students, and Messick's is a significant step in bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world implementation.

New Holland's participation in the 96th National FFA Convention & Expo from November 1-4, 2023, in Indianapolis, will showcase the brand's products and technology. This event will also celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Holland and National FFA partnership, providing attendees with an exceptional experience. For more details, visit

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