A green and yellow convoy arrives at Mitchell Technical College

A convoy of green and yellow farm implements rolled into Mitchell Technical College Thursday as part of a donation by C&B Operations of Mitchell. It included eight tractors, a loader, a baler, compact excavator, a skid steer, nutrient applicator, pay loader, combine, sprayer and a Gator.

MTC students celebrate the arrival of new farm equipment on campus.

MTC president Mark Wilson says the donation benefits the whole spectrum of the college. “The technology on the AG side and Precision AG and within the Agronomy program, what a great opportunity for our students,” Wilson said.

C&B General manager Corey Thelen says the partnership helps them as well. “Some of these students coming out kind of had a leg up on some of  the competition with what they’ve known, what they’ve worked with,” said Thelen.

This is the fourth year C&B is providing equipment to MTC with no or low-cost leases. The retail sale value of the equipment is $4.7-million dollars.