Shelia Daniel 2017-08-30 01:23:02
Field Service Representative, New Holland Agriculture University of Tennessee at Martin, Ag Engineering Technology, B.S., 2015 Hometown: Cypress Inn, Tennessee Enjoys: Hunting, fishing, photography, farming, cooking, gardening If you love agriculture, then AET is the degree is for you. The possibilities are endless, and an AET degree will give you knowledge you will use in your ag career. I did a field service internship with New Holland Agriculture during the summer before my senior year. I was based in North Carolina, but I traveled to 15 states in three months. The focus of the internship was to learn how to provide dealerships with assistance with anything service-related. I was able to troubleshoot equipment, diagnose issues, answer warranty questions, visit customers, and attend farm shows. The experience was awesome. I gained handson experience and an outlook on what a career in my field was really like. The highlight of the school experience? The ASABE ¼ Scale Tractor design team! When I arrived at college. I didn’t really know anyone. I saw a display for the team at a freshman fair and signed up. As the first female on the team, I think the guys wondered how long I would last. But they took me under their wings and taught me about The International 1/4 Scale Tractor Student Design Competition. Teams of students are given a 31 hp Briggs & Stratton engine and a set of Titan tires. Design is up to them. A panel of industry experts judge the machines, which are put to the test in three events—tractor pulls, a maneuverability course, and a durability course. The Competition opened the door for my internship with New Holland. After completing the internship, I was offered a trainee position. I knew it was the right fit for me because I love to help people. Once the training was completed, I was responsible for my own five-state territory. This is, for sure, my dream job. I see myself continuing my career with New Holland Agriculture. I like to work with the dealers to make them the best-servicing dealers in the country. I wake up every day knowing that I get to help farmers and work with equipment I love. And now the company is sponsoring me to continue my education! I’ll be pursuing an M.S. in agriculture, concentrating on agronomy, at Auburn University. Editor’s note: For more information on the ASABE International 1/4 Scale Tractor Competition, visit: www.asabe.org/quarterscale
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