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UWRF to join forces with two farm businesses

Hailed as a "significant partnership," UW-River Falls officials were expected to announce a joint deal last week with Racine-based Case IH and Value Implement, which is opening a dealership in Ellsworth.

The deal is predicted to greatly benefit students in the university's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES).

"We are grateful for this partnership, which will provide (CAFES) with access to state-of-the-art equipment and will help prepare our students well for careers in agribusiness," said UWRF Chancellor Dean Van Galen. "This equipment will be technologically advanced, and more efficient and 'green" than what our students currently have access to.

"These hands-on experiences will enhance the education of our students, which will also result in a brighter economic future for our region and state."

CASE IH is a global producer of farm equipment--from tractors and combines to harvesters and tillage tools. Value Implement is a farm equipment distributor and CASE IH dealer in Western Wisconsin.

For more please read the Dec. 9 print version of the Herald.

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