LENEXA, Kan. — After a successful six-years in Canada, AGI SureTrack-Compass is expanding its educational curriculum offering to educators in the US.
“Now that we are part of the SureTrack family, we want to make sure that we can offer the same educational opportunities in the US, as well, as Canada,” says Senior Business Solutions Specialist, Norman McLaughlin.
Compass Education offers the full Compass program—the same system subscribers utilize—to any ag-focused education program at any high school or post-secondary school, free of charge.
The system set-up, is dependent upon the school and whether or not an operating farm exists. In lieu of real acres, the Compass team offers a vast repository of digital farm examples, making the educational opportunity available to all schools, both rural and urban.
Management and Traceability Pillars within the system include: Farm, Crop, Soil, Scout and Contract Stock and offer educators the opportunity to utilize one or all for a class or lesson.
“To bring new schools onboard, we like to set-up a time for a one-on-one demonstration, so the educator can learn more about the system and we can learn more about the educational institution to customize and tailor the system to fit their situation,” McLaughlin says.
Set-up time typically takes around one-hour and is specific to the school’s local crops and pricing. And every customer and school, alike, receives unlimited training and support for the system.
“We don’t hold anything back, educators receive the exact same program, support and software updates our paying customers receive,” says McLaughlin. “It is the exact same program.”
SureTrack-Compass believes in empowering both educators and customers with the training needed to make changes, when and where necessary, to best serve their specific goals and needs.
Another feature of the educational program, offers one easy access point to manage learners and breakout classes, allowing full control and pillar access delegation to instructors, making assignment and work review easy.
Finally, the data a farm generates, real or simulated, remains the property of the school.
For high school and post-secondary teachers interested in utilizing the program, McLaughlin shares that there is no cost and no commitment, only opportunity to learn an industry-leading technology.
“We are excited at the opportunity for students to learn this system,” he says. “Students who are learning this (technology), they are the farmers and agribusiness professionals of tomorrow, and for us, it’s important to be able to offer this program at no cost.”
To learn more about the program and schedule a demo, reach out to Norman McLaughlin at Norm.McLaughlin@agisuretrack.com
To watch the full informational webinar, please visit the AGI SureTrack Community.