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Lesson Unit 1: Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics

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  • Lesson Unit 1: Introduction to Agricultural Mechanics

  • Objectives1.1 Define terminology1.2 Identify the different areas of agricultural mechanics.1.3 Identify careers available in agricultural mechanics.1.4 Identify appropriate FFA activities and supervised experiences in agricultural mechanics

  • 1.1 Define terminology1. Agricultural mechanics a broad area of knowledge and skills related to performing construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of machinery, equipment, and structures used in agricultural/horticultural work2. Agricultural power the use of engines, animals, and other sources of energy to operate equipment used in agriculture

  • 1.1 Define Terms3. Agricultural structures those buildings, ponds, greenhouses, and other facilities designed specifically for agricultural use4. Agricultural technology the application of science and inventions in agricultural work; the use of science to develop new ways of doing things

  • 1.2 What are the different areas of agricultural mechanics?

  • Agricultural MechanicsAgricultural Mechanics a broad area of knowledge and skills related to performing construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of machinery, equipment, and structures used in agricultural/horticultural work

  • Agricultural MechanicsAgriculture continues to be one of the most sophisticated and mechanized industries in the world.

    Mechanization was and is key to increasing the productiveness of the American worker.

  • Agricultural MechanicsAgricultural mechanics has been divided into 3 major areas. They are:Agricultural PowerAgricultural StructuresAgricultural Technology

  • Agricultural PowerThe use of engines, animals, and other sources of energy to operate equipment used in agriculture.

  • Agricultural PowerThe agricultural power area deals with working with small and diesel engines. Persons involved in this area must be familiar with all of the different systems of the engine.

  • Agricultural StructuresThose buildings, ponds, greenhouses, and other facilities designed specifically for agricultural use

  • Agricultural StructuresThe Agricultural Structures area deals with woodworking for a variety of purposes in agriculture, including the building of agricultural structures. Persons involved in this area must be familiar with all the different tools and safety procedures used in carpentry.

  • Agricultural Technology The application of science and inventions in agricultural work; the use of science to develop new ways of doing things

  • 1.3 What careers are available in agricultural mechanics?

  • Agriculture is the largest industry in the United States.It is estimated that 20 -25 percent of the nations work force is employed in agriculture or agricultural-related occupations.

  • Agriculture is the largest industry in the United States.A large number of this agricultural workforce is made up of persons involved in agricultural mechanics.

    A number of United States government agencies have worked to classify occupations.

  • Agricultural OccupationsThe National Center for Educational Statistics publishes A Classification of Instructional Programs, a book that lists all occupations arranged into occupational clusters and divisions.

  • Agricultural OccupationsAn occupational division is a group of occupations or jobs within a cluster that requires similar skills.

    All jobs in agriculture are in one of three areas under the agriculture cluster.

  • Agriculture Career ClusterAgribusiness and Agricultural ProductionAgricultural SciencesRenewable Natural Resources

  • Agribusiness and agricultural productionThis area contains eight divisions. 1. agricultural business and management2. agricultural mechanics3. agricultural production4. agricultural products and processing5. agricultural services and supplies6. horticulture 7. international agriculture 8. agribusiness and agricultural production, other

  • Agricultural SciencesThis area has six divisions. 1. agricultural sciences, general2. animal sciences3. food sciences4. plant sciences5. soil sciences6. agricultural sciences, other

  • Renewable Natural ResourcesThis area contains seven divisions. 1. renewable natural resources, general2. conservation and regulation3. fishing and fisheries4. forestry production and processing5. forestry and related sciences6. wildlife management7. renewable natural resources, other

  • There are several specific job titles in agricultural mechanics.They are classified under the following categories:1. agricultural mechanics, general2. agricultural electrification, power, and controls3. agricultural mechanics, construction, and maintenance skills4. agricultural power machinery5. agricultural structures, equipment, and facilities6. soil and water mechanical practices7. agricultural mechanics, other

  • 1.4 Identify appropriate FFA activities and supervised experiences in agricultural mechanics

  • FFA Activities Dealing with Ag MechanicsAg Mechanics CDE Team

    Weld-a-Thon

    Other Mechanics Competitions

  • Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) TypesEntrepreneurship- somebody who initiates or finances new commercial enterprisesPlacement- Working for a business or industry

  • EntrepreneurshipExamplesSmall Engine RepairAuto Body RepairMowing LawnsRaising Cattle/Goats/Pigs/Crops

  • PlacementWorking for:John DeereCountry MartNAPAFamily Farm

  • REVIEW/SUMMARY1.1 Define terms1.2 Identify the different areas of agricultural mechanics.1.3 Identify careers available in agricultural mechanics.1.4 Identify appropriate FFA activities and supervised experiences in agricultural mechanics.

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