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Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems

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.

ISBN: 978-1-63126-255-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2017
Subject: Agriculture
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $124.00
School Price: $93.00


Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems 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). Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems has been 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Agriculture and Agricultural Mechanics
  2. Careers and Employability Skills
  3. Experiential Learning through Agricultural Mechanics
  4. Trends and Emerging Technologies
  5. Safety and Developing Safe Work Habits
  6. Measuring and Marking Tools
  7. Hand Tools
  8. Power Tools
  9. Materials, Fasteners, and Hardware
10. Project Planning and Design
11. Fundamentals of Woodworking
12. Designing, Planning, and Constructing Woodworking Projects
13. Surveying
14. Concrete Foundations and Flatwork
15. Masonry
16. Framing Structures
17. Finishing Structures
18. Specialized Agricultural Structures
19. Fencing and Livestock Structures
20. Electric Theory
21. Wiring AC Circuits
22. Wiring DC Circuits
23. Electric Motors and Controls
24. Plumbing Design and Installation
25. Farm and Landscape Irrigation
26. Environmental Controls
27. Fundamentals of Metalworking
28. Oxyfuel Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
29. Shielded Metal Arc Welding
30. Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding
31. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
32. Plasma Cutting
33. Internal Combustion Engines
34. Small Engine Performance, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
35. Drive Trains and Power Systems
36. Machinery Maintenance and Management
37. Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power

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Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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   sample Chapter 8 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
   sample Chapter 29 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
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   sample Chapter 7 (PPS, 8.27 MB)
   sample Chapter 28 (PPS, 3.22 MB)
   sample Chapter 34 (PPS, 5.38 MB)
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Precision Exams
   PDF Precision Exams Agricultural Systems and Technology I (110) Standards (PDF, 498 KB)
   PDF Precision Exams Agricultural Systems and Technology II (113) Standards (PDF, 486 KB)
   PDF Principles of Agricultural Mechanics (PDF, 425 KB)
   PDF Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies (PDF, 96 KB)
Agricultural Mechanics
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

J.P. Hancock - is an Assistant Lecturer in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A & M University. Prior to joining Texas A & M, Mr. Hancock taught high school agriculture science for nearly 30 years. Mr. Hancock holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Texas A & M University.

Don W. Edgar Ph.D. - is an Associate Professor of teacher education at University of Arkansas, where he teaches methods of teaching in agricultural education, methods of laboratory instructions, social data analysis, small gas engines and turf machines. Dr. Edgar also supervises student teachers in field placement.

Michael L. Pate Ph.D. - is Assistant Professor of Agricultural Systems Technology at Utah State University, where he coordinates the agricultural systems technology undergraduate program. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Dr. Pate taught at the high school level for three years.

Lori A. Dyer - taught in agriculture career technology programs for 30 years. For Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education (CASE), Ms. Dyer is certified in several areas and helped to develop the CASE Ag Power and Technology curriculum. She holds a B.S. degree from Ohio State University and a Masters of Instruction degree from the University of Delaware.

W. Brian Hoover Ph.D. - is an Associate Professor at Murray State University in Murray, KY, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the agricultural systems technology program.


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