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ICC students work the field

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Sometimes the best way to learn in a classroom is to get out of it. 

Precision planting and local farmers teamed up with students in the Diesel Power Equipment Technology program at ICC to give them a hands on approach to learning. 

The students got their hands dirty with upcoming agricultural technology.

They learned how problems in farming can be solved with engineering solutions. 

The main problem farmers see this time of year is weather challenges.  

"It gives us the opportunity to work with people who work with it on a daily basis. It's their job to teach people about it. So in the future probably next week we're actually going to go out and work with it some more. But to have them come here, it gives us a more of a hands on, kind of, prior base information to go off of to just help us absorb the information a bit more," said ICC student Nikki Schambliss.

Students also got to network for future jobs.

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