Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals & Applications

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Delmar Thomson Learning, 2002 - Agricultural mechanics. - 754 pages
"Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications" is a newly expanded fourth edition text, providing the latest information in the diversified field of agricultural mechanics with instruction on basic mechanical skills and applications, as well as career opportunities in the profession. Topics covered range from tool identification and maintenance, small engines, electricity, and electronics, to construction and masonry. Readers will find the content presented in a logical, easy to follow format, allowing them to comprehend concepts for use in practical settings. Vividly portrayed illustrations complement this work with the most current full color photos, charts, and diagrams, reinforcing the book's fluid movement between the principles and application of modern agricultural mechanics. The comprehensive appendices also include extensive reference material, making "Agricultural Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications" an invaluable industry resource guide.

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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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