Introduction to Tractors and Equipment
- Semester: Summer
- Course Number: AS145
- Instructors: Patrick Sweatt
- Credit: 2
The goals of this course include training responsible, effective tractor operators and developing student confidence with tractors so that they can make sustainable management decisions. This course will include both lecture and lab time. Lecture hours will include discussion of safe operating practices, the role of tractors in small-scale agriculture, and proper tractor maintenance. Each lecture session will focus on a specific component of the tractor, its implements, and its operation. Lab time will involve direct experience and drive time with a rotary mower, York rake, moldboard plow, wagon and disks. These labs are also a time to practice our essential tractor skills.