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SSCC Horticulture participates in Green Industry Equipment Rodeo

BOAZ, Ala. – Students and faculty of Snead State Community College recently participated in the Green Industry Equipment Rodeo, hosted by the Alabama Nursery and Landscape Association at Pack’s Nursery in Boaz.

On Friday, Sept. 22, approximately 90 students from surrounding areas were on hand to learn about various industry equipment and machinery. Through hands-on training, students were taught how to safely operate various machines and pieces of equipment, including mini excavators, skid steers, tractors, zero-turn lawnmowers and more.

“The event also served as a networking opportunity,” said Snead State Horticulture Instructor Dr. Thomas Warren. “Students were exposed to different employment opportunities available across the green industry, and education programs that are available to jumpstart their career.”

Students at the event were also introduced to Snead State’s Horticulture program, as well as the college’s partnership with Auburn University’s Horticulture program. Representatives of the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) were also on site to promote its skid steer certification and CDL training programs.