Agricultural Technology and Mechanical systems is comprised of strong technical content and complimented by the development of practical, hands-on skills. The subject matter areas ­and skill development practices have been grouped into three ‘systems’ areas, so named because of the complex interaction and synergistic processes common to agriculture. The term ‘system’ is used to emphasize the interactive relationship between each area of agricultural technology and mechanical systems. These three systems are: Small Gas Engines or Hydraulic/Pneumatic, Electrical, and Machines.

  • AFNR Courses that align with this CDE include: Power Structure and Technical Systems and in any given themed year the following courses could be included: Agronomy, Large Animal Management, Agribusiness, Environmental Science

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Dan Stehlik
Agricultural Mechanics
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
404 E. 7th St.
Curtis, NE 69025-9525

Dr. Doug Smith
Animal Science/Ag Education
Associate Professor
Livestock Judging Team Coach
University of Nebraska
NE College of Technical Agriculture
NCTA 404 E 7th St, Curtis, 69025

2021 Theme:  Animal Production Systems

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