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Agriculture Department Receives New Tractor Equipment

New Tractor

The Wagener-Salley Agricultural Education Department received a new Kubota tractor with attachments through the writing of an Education Improvement Act (EIA) grant.

In Aiken County the EIA grant is used to fund large ticket items to upgrade or purchase new equipment to improve a CATE program.

The grant was written through hard work and immeasurable help from: Agriculture teachers, Mr. Ethan Busbee and Mr. Alex Derrick; former principal, Ute Aadland, and others, including the program’s advisory council.

The tractor will be used in the instruction of the Equipment Operations and Maintenance course to have students become familiar with tractor usage, safety, operation, and maintenance. The tractor with attachments is a vital learning tool and an important part of any high quality Agricultural Education program and FFA chapter.

Tractor

Alex Derreck