TIFTON–Students will have the opportunity to use the new top of the line CASE IH AFS Connect Magnum 200 CVT Tractor at the J.G. Woodroof Farm at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College this year thanks to Tidewater Agriculture and Construction.
Dr. Mark Kistler, Dean of ABAC’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is thankful for the relationship ABAC has with Tidewater Agriculture and Construction.
“The new Case IH Mag 200 CVT AFS will be a tremendous asset to not only our farm operation but, more importantly, to our students and their hands-on learning,” said Kistler.
The newly designed tractor features a luxury cab with a 360-degree view. There is a lot of new technology and power sources integrated into the tractor’s system. Tidewater hopes that it can get feedback on the technology from the ABAC students.
“Tidewater Agriculture and Construction is once again proud to partner with ABAC on the yearly use of a tractor,” Robert McLeod, the Tidewater Agriculture and Construction Tifton Branch Manager, said. “This year, the tractor is a new AFS Connect Magnum 200 CVT. CASE IH recently launched the AFS Connect version of the Magnum earlier this summer, and we are excited to get some great feedback from the ABAC staff and students.
“This new tractor has a newly designed luxury cab and a lot more technology integrated into the tractor. This generation of students are naturals with technology which makes them very qualified critics. Along with keeping the college on the cutting edge, the ABAC staff is going to allow some of our Tidewater employees to come out to the farm and get some much needed ‘seat time’ so that we are educated for our customers.
“All in all, this partnership is beneficial for both sides, and we plan to continue the relationship in the future. ABAC is a beacon in the agriculture community, and its education is needed more than ever. We are glad to contribute in this small way.”