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Apple CEO kicks off Ed Farm tech education initiative in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Ed Farm, a groundbreaking education program supported by Apple to prepare students and communities for jobs of the future, was launched today in Birmingham.

Apple CEO Tim Cook – a native of Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University – was on hand at Ed Farm’s Birmingham headquarters to announce the initiative, which aims to inspire children and adults to explore technology, learn to code and pursue STEM careers.

“Education is in Apple’s DNA, and Alabama is in mine,” Cook said during the announcement.

Ed Farm – short for Education Farm – will equip educators in schools and communities with innovative tools and strategies that support active learning for all students. It will provide opportunities for students of all ages to learn to code using Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn coding language.

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