Tag: Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida

Glades businesses donate equipment for PBSC training

Palm Beach State College has received equipment valued at nearly $100,000 from Everglades Agricultural Area business partners.
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida donated a $20,000 dump truck, Everglades Farm Equipment a $25,000 John Deere Stationary Power Unit, and Florida Crystals Corporation gifted a $50,000 tractor Tuesday to be used to train students in the College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program at the Belle Glade campus.
Christopher Hardy, a graduate of the program, said, “Receiving my certificate from PBSC opened so many doors for me and I am grateful for those opportunities. … Continue reading Glades businesses donate equipment for PBSC training

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Farm equipment donation boosts PBSC mechanics program

Farm equipment takes a beating during harvests, and skilled mechanics are needed to keep these large vehicles in working order. Now, thanks to the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, students in Palm Beach State College’s Heavy Equipment Mechanics program on the Belle Glade campus have an actual harvester and tractor to train on—something no other program in the area offers.
“We cannot thank the Cooperative enough for this generous donation,” said Holly Bennett, … Continue reading Farm equipment donation boosts PBSC mechanics program

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