Albert Lea students prepare for upcoming FFA event

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(ABC 6 News) – It’s not every day that there is a tractor inside a classroom at Albert Lea high school, but on Wednesday there was for educational purposes.

Students in Albert Lea’s FFA program got hands-on experience with the tractor to prepare them for an upcoming competition.

“Right now, with this tractor, it’s a similar model to what we’ll be studying for our test and so we’re being able to identify all the components on it and what each kind of part does with it,” Senior Isaac Shea said.

These students have been studying since November to prepare for the agricultural technology and mechanical systems career development event.

The tractor was provided by Arnolds of Alden and General manager Spencer Kolles said they were happy to assist these students as they continue to learn.

“When we get to come here on days like today and see this small group of students excited to learn this stuff and work on it, that’s huge for us because it makes us feel like we’re doing our part and we’re making a difference in that world, Kolles said.

The competition will take place at South Central college in Mankato.