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Challenger Supports Soil and Water Management Center in the UK

As preserving water and improving soil becomes increasingly vital, the pre-launch meeting of the Soil and Water Management Centre in the UK supported by Challenger marked an important development for farmers.

Created in response to a report on the current status of soil and water management, the Centre, based at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire in the English Midlands, aims to provide ‘sustainable improvements’ in farming and ecosystem efficiency through better knowledge co-ordination, transfer and development.

Challenger has committed to backing the Centre for three years and will be involved in knowledge transfer days, ongoing research and extensive educational programmes for farmers and agronomists.

“Challenger’s mission statement: ‘Your Soil, Our Territory’ fits particularly well with the project,” explained Martin Hamer, Challenger Manager National Sales, UK. “Our tracked machines are already helping farmers to look after their most valuable resources – the land.”

On Show at the event was a TerraGator 2104 applicator. “Farmers and contractors are looking towards more efficient and soil-friendly methods of applying liquid slurry and other nutrient-rich by-products, and the TerraGator is an ideal method of achieving this,” said Martin. Visitors were interested to hear about how features like the dogwalk steering system could efficiently spread large load weights over the whole width of the machine, rather than distribution only in the tramlines.

Happy International Youth Day!


 

When looking to build a better future for our world, it is only practical that we consider our world’s youth. Plain and simple, the youth of the world are the world’s future. In December of 1999, the United Nations officially declared August 12th as International Youth Day(IYD).

IYD seeks to highlight good practices in developing and expanding successful partnerships with people. This year’s theme is “Building a better world—partnering with our youth.” The UN is encouraging organizations to form partnerships with the youth. Some encouraged areas of partnership are employment, education, and entrepreneurship.

This summer, I was given an opportunity to intern with AGCO from May to early August.

As my final week as an intern comes to a close, I have had some time to look back on my experience with the internship program. In doing this, I have been able to reflect upon what the program meant to myself and the other interns. Whether it is your first time holding a job, or if you have been in the corporate setting before, the AGCO internship program gives you a chance to better understand the synergies between business, education and employment. My time as an intern has been a great experience. With access to various people and resources, it has given me a hands-on opportunity to apply my education and further develop the skills I will need to be successful in the labor force, and add value to my community.
Partnerships such as the one AGCO has with its interns are instrumental in providing youth with continued education and development. The boys and girls that compose our world’s youth today will eventually be the men and women making our world’s biggest decisions. This is why it is important that they receive support from people and organizations globally.
The U.N wants to hear your thoughts and recommendations about effective ways to support our young people. If you want to offer your thoughts or share your success stories, email them at youth@un.org!

 

New Zealand Field Days at Mystery Creek

The 2012 National Field Days in New Zealand, were held at Mystery Creek, Hamilton in June.

On the back of two days of successful Massey Ferguson and Fendt Dealer meetings in Auckland, a number of AGCO staff and dealers from across Australia and New Zealand made the trek to one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest field days, which spans across a massive 88 hectare site.

The AGCO site was once again an impressive display with each brand represented with a comprehensive line-up of product.

For a first in New Zealand, the new MF7600 Series tractors were on display for all to see.

Also on debut was the new Fendt 700, 800 and 900 SCR Series tractors, which received plenty of attention as customers flocked to see the new ranges.

The mood overall was very positive with the AGCO site receiving plenty of customers and interest which resulted in many sales being made.

“It was one of the most positive field days that I can remember – the level of inquiry and interest was huge and the subsequent orders that followed was something we haven’t seen in years,” says Peter Scott, NZ Manager for AGCO. “It certainly makes all the hard work and investment that goes into field days worthwhile”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape North Adventure Visits Beauvais

In a further landmark on its epic journey, the MF 7624 Gold tractor stopped off in Beauvais on its return route back to Italy from Cape North.

The tractor and the two Italian adventurers Gianni Brovida and Leonardo Cavazzi were given a rapturous welcome by the people of Beauvais and the proud workers in AGCO’s Beauvais factory as they lauded this magnificent effort… and all for a good cause, to help poor orphans in Africa.

Showing no signs of fatigue or discomfort, Gianni and Leonardo were welcomed by Thierry Lhotte, VP Sales and Marketing, Massey Ferguson – EAME together with the Deputy Mayor of Beauvais in the main square before attending a private function within the “Mairie”.

The guys enjoyed a tour of the factory, where the MF 7624 was built only a few months ago, before setting off on the final leg of the journey back through France to Italy.

We wish these gallant adventurers well on their way back home!