Equipping the future

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In today’s high-tech world of agriculture, training in proper techniques has never been more important. That’s why MFA has partnered with State Technical College of Missouri in Linn, Mo., to offer a new Custom Applicator, General Technol­ogy program.

The MFA-sponsored program is the only one of its kind in Missouri and provides interested students with hands-on education, two internship experiences and the opportunity for full-time employment with MFA Incorporated after graduation.

“Through this program, students will be equipped with the advanced knowledge, training and confidence they need to succeed as skilled custom applicators,” said Jessica Kueffer, MFA Incorporated recruitment and employee development manag­er. “There is a limited window to apply, so students shouldn’t delay if they’re interested in being part of this program.”

The Custom Applicator program starts during the summer between a student’s high school graduation and his or her first semester at State Tech and continues through a two-year academic program. Students will be taught by State Tech elite educators and MFA industry professionals as they shape their knowledge of sprayers, spreaders, agronomy, steward­ship and true customer partnering.

“The program may be a good fit for young people who want to further their knowledge of agriculture, work in a high-demand field and operate heavy equipment,” Kueffer said. “It allows them to earn a degree while getting hands-on job experience and a fast track to employment.”

Applications are still being accepted for this year. For more information, contact Kueffer at 573-876-5212 or jkueffer@ mfa-inc.com or visit www.statetechmo.edu.