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Help Yourself to Valuable AFS Academy Offerings

John Kenney, a farmer from Ashton, Ill., says the class he attended on the Case IH 1200 planter was very informative and helped him get his planting season off to a good start.

Case IH customers have an extensive offering of classes through the AFS (Advanced Farming Systems) Academy, a new, dedicated training program that focuses on Case IH precision farming products.

“The AFS Academy is helpful,” says John Kenney, a farmer from Ashton, Ill. “The Case IH 1200 planter class was very informative. It was helpful in refreshing my memory on how the display needs to be set up and the instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject. It made getting started planting go a lot smoother this spring. I would attend this class again and think they need to have this class every spring.”

Building the base capabilities for Advanced Farming Systems is a top priority for Case IH in 2012, says Trevor Mecham, AFS Marketing Manager for Case IH North America. “Classes offered through AFS Academy are helping our customers stay on the leading edge of technology while increasing their efficiency and minimizing downtime,” he points out.

AFS Academy is available to customers in three unique formats: web-based classes; dealer-based instructor-led training; and intensive three-day regional instructor-led training sessions.

Web-based Training

Customers can access training through the AFS Academy web portal. Here, you can explore the training catalog, watch tutorials and videos, enroll in complete web-based courses, download informational documents and guides, and more.

Dealer-based Instructor-led Training

Dealers have the opportunity to hold instructor-led training sessions for customers on-site. These classes are scheduled to last no more than five hours. Contact your Case IH dealer for more information on these sessions or to see if a session will be held near you.

Regional Instructor-Led Training Sessions

Regional training sessions are planned for customers in 2012, too. Each event will last three days and will cover different course material. They are scheduled for:

  • Aug. 28-30, Nevada Training Center, Nevada, IA
  • Sept. 4-6, Racine Training Center, Racine, WI
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 2, Memphis Training Center, Memphis, TN

The AFS Academy Customer Training Catalog showcases the courses available, both web-based and instructor-led.

“The AFS Academy provides Case IH customers with the knowledge and training necessary to maximize their cutting-edge precision technology,” says Mecham. “It is one more example of how Case IH is leading the equipment industry and helping our customers Be Ready.”

To learn more about AFS Academy, call your local Case IH dealer or visit

Have you taken some AFS Academy classes? Which ones did you take and how did they help you? We’re anxious for your feedback and want to do all we can to help you Be Ready to meet the demands of the future.

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