The Agri-Pride Simulator is an educational tool, developed as a collaborative effort between the Northeast Ag Expo Team, NC State Extension, East Coast Equipment, and Farm Bureau in the 6 northeast Expo counties.
Participants step into the cab of a combine, have a seat at the controls, and are greeted with a welcome message. They then choose either corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat, peanuts, potatoes or sweet potatoes by selecting an icon on the control tablet touch screen. After choosing their crop they look out the windshield of the combine, or through a virtual reality headset, and learn about the selected crop as they ride along while it is harvested. They can also toggle between a few screens on the yield monitor. Knowledge gained includes cost of equipment, value of the crop raised, uses of the crop raised and nutritional information. See the YouTube video showcasing the Simulator below.
The Agri-Pride Simulator is available at no cost for agriculture field days, schools, fairs, trade shows, commodity groups, etc. If you are interested in having the Simulator at your next event, follow the instructions below!
To Reserve the Simulator:
1. Complete the online request form: Agri-Pride Simulator Request Form*
2. Complete and return the Agri-Pride Simulator Measures & Procedures Agreement Form* to the Perquimans County Cooperative Extension Center by email, mail, or fax.**
*Please submit your request at least 2 weeks prior to the desired drop-off date.
**Requests will not be considered until both forms are received.
Perquimans County Cooperative Extension Center
601A S Edenton Rd St, Hertford, NC 27944
phone (252) 426-5428
fax (252) 426-1646
Questions? Contact the Perquimans County Cooperative Extension Center.