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Brooksby College receives new John Deere fleet

Brooksby Melton College - part of the SMB Group, has received a brand new fleet of John Deere tractors from local dealer, Farol.

The new machines will predominately be used by land-based students at the Brooksby Campus, but will also support the running of the College’s Hall Farm.

James Fryer, Head of Farm and Grounds said, “As a College, we work tirelessly to improve the experience of our students and upgrading the technology of our tractors ensures they are always getting the very best equipment at their fingertips.”

“Our relationships with local businesses such as Farol provide great opportunities for our students, as they are always incredibly supportive of the College.”

Farol have supplied the SMB Group with a fleet of six new John Deere tractors.

Jack Wright, Sales Manager for Farol, said “We’re proud to be supporting our local Land-Based College and supporting the future of Agriculture.”

At Brooksby, the land-based students gain invaluable experience with state-of-the-art technology. For example, by learning to maintain and drive these machines, students can then progress on to using the tractors in a more technical and precision-based way.

Land-based courses that will be using the new machinery include Agriculture, Horticulture and Countryside Management.

The new fleet. Photo: Brooksby Melton College

As well as providing the latest in technical expertise, the new and improved engines from the John Deere range support the SMB Group’s vision to becoming carbon neutral.

While the College campuses continue to remain closed to the public, the Brooksby Campus hopes to be able to re-instate its annual Open Farm Sunday event in the summer of 2021, with social distancing and increased Covid-19 precautions in place.

Meanwhile, the College is now accepting applications for students wishing to enrol in September 2021. For more information on the land-based courses at the Brooksby campus, click here.

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