Unit 1 Project

Michael Jones

Career

Job Title- Agricultural Engineer

Area of Agriculture- Agriculture Mechanics

Job Description- They design agricultural machinery components and equipment.

Education Needed- Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Engineering.

School That Offers Education- Georgia Institute of Technology.

Salary- $70,000

SAE

  1. "Do Agricultural Engineers have the same duties as Agricultural Scientists?"
  2. "Do Agricultural Engineers and Agricultural Scientists work with the same materials?"
  3. "What is the Difference between an Agricultural Engineer and a Mechanical Engineer?"

Commodities

  • What commodities does this career deal with? Timber
  • Where is it produced? Throughout the United States.
  • Exported or imported? It is exported.
  • Value of commodity? It is $470.2 million.

Inventions

  1. The Tractor
  2. Fertilizer
  3. Greenhouse
The tractor is used for pulling or pushing machinery, plowing, tilling, disking, harrowing, and planting.

Fertilizer is used in farming to make the land more fertile so crop production can increase.

Greenhouses are used to extend a plant's growing season and protect it from cold weather.

  • The tractor was invented in 1892 by John Froelich in Iowa, USA.
  • Fertilizer was invented in 1908 by Fritz Haber in Germany.
  • The Greenhouse was invented during the 1800s by Charles Bonaparte in Leiden, Holland.

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Leadership

You need to have:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

FFA Contests

Contests in Agricultural Mechanics and Environmental Natural Resources.