Ag Ed

Briggs and Stratton supports agriculture program
Posted on 10/09/2018
Dean Lackey oversees students Michael Salamone and Sam Pierce as they work on small engines in the shop.

Briggs and Stratton donated 30 small engines so students of the Poplar Bluff High School agriculture education program can gain hands-on experience. 

The four-cylinder engines will be disassembled and reassembled in the agriculture powers and agriculture mechanics classes for students to see how the pistons and the valves function, for example, after learning the concepts in the classroom, according to educators. 

“It helps tremendously,” said agriculture instructor Dean Lackey, first year teacher at PBHS. “It’d be hard to have a program like this without such partnerships.” 

Lackey noted that Briggs supported his previous school in Cardwell as well, but now having the manufacturer in his backyard is a “plus plus.” He and his colleague Kathryn Clark were recently invited on a tour of the plant.

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Cutline: Dean Lackey oversees students Michael Salamone (middle) and Sam Pierce as they work on small engines in the shop. 

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