Farm hand course readies workers for start in agriculture

As spring seeding gets underway, four participants from Parkland College's Introduction to Farm Hand course are ready to put their learning to work.

The course, delivered over three Saturdays (Apr. 17, Apr. 24, May 2) at Lemberg, is introductory training for people who want to work on a farm but don't have required experience. 

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The training was developed after Murray Clarke, the Mayor of Lemberg, approached the College with an idea from one of their town meetings.

Students were taught about basic farm safety, field crops, GPS systems, and Power Mobile Equipment theory.

They also got several hours of hands-on learning, operating a tractor, sprayer, rock-picker, and forklift.

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