The John Deere Ag Tech (Agriculture Equipment Technology) program at Arkansas State University-Beebe recently received the College of Tomorrow Platinum award from College Partnership. The ASU-Beebe program achieved the highest rating among 16 John Deere Technology locations that were evaluated. Those receiving the program award were Shawn Taillon, John Deere Ag Tech instructor and department head; Hunter Nash, agriculture technology instructor; and Stephen Yokley, agriculture technology instructor. The award was presented by Jenni Badding, College Partnership manager, at the Dealer Advisory Meeting held at ASU-Beebe. The College Partnership program evaluated several areas of the John Deere Ag Tech program, including facilities, image, processes, and training. The program is designed to advance the skill level of John Deere service technicians and prepare them to excel in today’s high-tech, fast-paced field of agricultural mechanization. For more information about ASU-Beebe, call (501) 882-3600 or view the website at .