AETC in Review.
Kondex recently returned from ASABE's Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) in Louisville. This conference offers the opportunity to review standards and learn about new technologies and applications impacting the agricultural industry. Kondex had a hand in many of the conference events. From being the 2015 sponsor to offering a keynote presentation, technology speaker, student discussion panelist, and AE50 award winner, Kondex was highly visible throughout the event.
Our President, Jim Wessing, provided a keynote presentation that pointed out some of the common manufacturing myths that can often hinder students from pursuing careers in manufacturing. Wessing shared the Company's efforts in workforce development and encouraged the audience to follow suit in dispelling these myths to develop its future. Watch a video of the presentation.
More than 35 students from nearly a dozen different colleges were able to attend the conference through a Kondex sponsorship. This offered a unique opportunity for the students to learn about the latest agricultural equipment and trends, as well some new technologies being used in the industry.
Many students attended a panel discussion on how to get on track for your career. Kondex Senior Project Engineer Neal Stoffel joined a team of experts from AGCO, CNH, and John Deere in addressing students' specific career and internship questions. Our team later caught up with many of these students at the dinner and bowling event on the first night of the conference.
"Our future agricultural engineers are a bright group of individuals," commented Wessing. "They were very proactive throughout the conference, and were eager to contribute their education and skills to the ag industry.”