Students gather around the PrimeTech PT300 with singer and songwriter Edwin McCain after a successful FAE lab day at Clemson University.
On Sept. 13th, FAE USA held a presentation and a short demo at Clemson University.
The goal of these partnerships is to give the students of Clemson University the opportunity to interact with different companies, perform research projects for credit and create connections between students and companies for future work opportunities.
For companies like FAE, the benefits include specific research opportunities and the opportunity to get this research certified, the possibility for internships and eventually recruiting talented students.
“FAE's goals and objectives are to educate future generations on proper land management, as well as educating students and the academic world on the benefits of reusing and recycling organic material and incorporating it back into the soil — especially when converting forestry land into agriculture land,” said Giorgio Carera, CEO of FAE USA.
According to Carera, there are many benefits of using forestry mulchers for land management applications. He said the machines represent the latest and the most environmentally friendly technology. FAE wants to be active within the educational institutions to raise awareness of this industry and the benefits of using this more advanced technology vs. traditional methods, which require more steps in the process, increased cost and are not as environmentally friendly.
“The presentations were awesome,” said Hunter Massey, senior lecturer, agriculture sciences. “The students were really impressed and highly enthusiastic about getting out there to see something different and to see the different capabilities of the machines. They [FAE] showed how each machine worked and processed different types of material. They also showed how the machines can incorporate the material back into the ground. The presentation went really well with the 101 class, which then segued into the field demo and concluded with a panel discussion at our nightly club meeting. All around, it was a very engrossing experience for our students, and they got to fully immerse themselves with FAE's technology and way of maintaining land.”