Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems
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By J.P. Hancock, Don W. Edgar, Ph.D., Michael L. Pate, Ph.D., Lori A. Dyer, and W. Brian Hoover, Ph.D.
Presents focused, technically accurate coverage of all major skilled trade disciplines in agricultural contexts, including construction, electricity, welding, and power systems. In addition, the text provides a wealth of information and resources on careers in agricultural mechanics and promotes a deep understanding of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and career development events (CDEs). This textbook is designed to support the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Career Pathway within the National AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards and has been correlated with selected state standards. The chapter Trends and Emerging Technologies introduces students to the many high-tech applications of agriculture and agricultural mechanics, including geographic information systems (GIS), telematics, sustainable energy sources, precision agriculture, wireless sensor networks, and the use of drones. A chapter on safety and extensive
Safety Notes cultivate a safety-first mindset and drive home the point that safe work habits are needed in every domain of agricultural mechanics and technology. Reading and writing skills are developed by the careful definition and use of technical terms, by
Before You Read guidance provided at the start of every chapter, and by
Communicating about Ag Mechanics exercises at the end of every chapter.
Hands-on Agriculture and
STEM and Academic Activities provide engaging, inquiry-based learning activities for students and provide a bridge between theory and practice. To highlight safe, correct, and current practices, high-quality photographs and line art accompany text descriptions on nearly every page of the text. 1,068 pages. Hardcover. Copyright 2017. Allow extra delivery time.