Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications

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This newly expanded fourth edition text offers the latest information in the field of agricultural mechanics, providing instruction on basic mechanical skills and applications, as well as career opportunities for students in high school and post-secondary programs. Topics covered range from tool identification and maintenance, small engines, electricity, and electronics, to construction and masonry. The units are presented in a logical, easy to read and follow format, allowing students to comprehend concepts and apply them to laboratory settings. Objectives and competencies to be developed are included in each section, along with a list of new terms, a materials list, student activities, and self-evaluations. This edition is vividly illustrated with the most current full color photos, charts, and diagrams, to help students reinforce their understanding of the book's fluid movement between the principles and application of agricultural mechanics.(agriculture, agriscience, arc welding, woodworking, welding, plumbing, agricultural structures, agricultural mechanics)

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Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Auburn University, a Master's degree in Agribusiness Education from Alabama A & M University, and a Doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as National President of the FFA Alumni Association, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school students and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.

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Section 1: Exploring Careers in Agricultural Mechanics. Section 2: Using the Agricultural Mechanics Shop. Section 3: Hand Woodworking and Metalworking. Section 4: Power Tools in the Agricultural Mechanics Shop. Section 5: Project Planning. Section 6: Tool Fitting. Section 7: Gas Heating, Cutting, Brazing, and Welding. Section 8: Arc Welding. Section 9: Painting. Section 10: Small Gas Engines. Section 11: Electricity and Electronics. Section 12: Plumbing, Hydraulic, and Pneumatic Systems. Section 13: Concrete and Masonry. Section 14: Agricultural Structures. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary. Index.

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