Agricultural Mechanization prepares individuals to sell, select, and service agricultural or agribusiness technical equipment and facilities, including computers, specialized software, power units, machinery, equipment structures, and utilities.
Agricultural Mechanization majors and degree programs generally include instruction in agricultural power systems, planning and selecting materials for the construction of support facilities, mechanical practices associated with irrigation and water conservation, erosion control, and agricultural data processing systems.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Agricultural Mechanization (use the College Search feature and enter " Agricultural Mechanization " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Agricultural Mechanization?
Completing this major/degree program, you may find yourself contributing to the development of value chains and food systems. Agricultural mechanization has the potential to render postharvest, processing and marketing activities and functions more effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly…..very valuable as sustainability of such chains and food systems are so important.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Agricultural Mechanization:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Agribusiness Council
- Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture | Agricultural Technology
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