On 20th March the first year, medium-level farming students visited the site of the John Deere concessionary in Gurb, the company Vernis- Taberner. We were well-looked after by Lluís Vernis who showed us around the facilities and explained all about managing sales, repairing machinery and residue recycling. Afterwards a former Quintanes student told us all about the latest developments in the world of tractors, including their maintenance and attempts to reduce their particle emissions. It was an excellent visit which we would like to thank the company for.
On Thursday 19th March the second year, medium-level gardening students visited the Ribas Fitosanitaris facilities in Matarò. This company has been involved in agriculture since 1895. Since 1965 it has also included plant growing products in its set-up. On the visit we saw different types of lawn maintenance machines and the varieties of treatment they use. We also learned how their machines worked and different maintenance methods, as well as about laws related to commercial use.