Ivy Tech, Farmers Partner to Help Precision Ag Education
Harvest time has taken on a new meaning for some Wabash Valley farmers, and Bobbi Hunt-Kincaid hopes her family’s first Gift of Grain will be the beginning of a new fundraising trend for Ivy Tech Foundation, writes Lisa Trigg of the Tribune-Star.
L.G. Hunt Farms Inc. in Farmersburg is supporting agricultural education at Ivy Tech Community College by donating a portion of its fall harvest to Ivy Tech Terre Haute’s newest program – Precision Agriculture Equipment Technology.
“It was a no-brainer, really,” Kincaid said of supporting the next generation of farming innovation.
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“We’ve had to expand and grow and try new things and be more progressive with our technology,” Kincaid said of changes in farming through the years. “It’s important. Margins are narrow right now, so using the precision ag technology has really helped our bottom line.”