Agricultural Technical and Professional Schools

This project is designed specifically for young people and is based on SDF’s conviction that the fabric of Italian agriculture is made up not of agricultural entrepreneurs, farmers, contractors and so on alone, but also of those now attending Agricultural Technical/Professional Schools and Mechanical Technical Schools who will go on to work in agriculture in the near future.

SDF offers its experience as an agricultural machinery manufacturer in order to make a contribution towards training the future workforce and help bridge the inevitable gap between textbooks and work in practice. To do this, it produces a variety of different educational offerings in order to meet the specific needs of third-, fourth- and fifth-year classes.

Two different kinds of day are on offer:

  • a shorter one with classroom-based education in the morning only
  • a longer one that carries on into the afternoon and benefits from the addition of an interesting visit to the production departments, museum and the company’s extensive historical archives.

Nine educational offerings are available, ranging from technical training on agricultural tractors (what it is, how it has developed, components, applications, etc.) to the latest technology in the sector (precision farming, development of agronomic and growing techniques, etc.), agricultural machinery operator health and the history of agricultural mechanisation as a factor in feeding the planet.

The hours that students spend at SDF premises can count towards the Italian school-work alternation scheme.
For further information, please see the attached release: SAME schools project – 2019-2020