Department of Agricultural Engineering


 

Students Repair Fence in Pratt Hollow Cemetery

 

A portion of fence in the Hillcrest/Spring Cemetery was refurbished by students at Morrisville State College.  On September 11, 2001, students in the AGEN 240 advanced welding classes repaired a portion of a chain-link fence and three gates which have deteriorated in the 88-year old cemetery located on Cramer Road in Pratts Hollow.  More than twenty students participated in this project.

The advanced welding course requires students to complete various welding projects in class.  The course is taught by Jim Taylor who is an Instructional Support Associate in the Agricultural Engineering Department.  Taylor stated that this project is important for two reasons.  "It not only provides our students with valuable hands-on experience, but also helps our community".  He added that this is the first time his class has participated in a classroom project for the community.  Students generally bring in their own projects to repair or make repairs on campus. 

Agricultural Day

 

The State University of New York (SUNY) College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville celebrated the Agricultural Day on April 26, 2001. The annual event attracted hundreds of elementary school students as well as faculty, students, and staff. This year's program included tours, exhibits, and a celebrity milking contest. Tours included the dairy facilities, the Wildlife Museum, hayrides and games, GPS demonstration, and crop demonstration. Several exhibits of dairy products, dairy princess, petting zoo, horse shoeing, fish tank, cow calving, dairy cattle breeds, and equipment were also part of this annual event. The Agricultural Day was sponsored by the Dairy Club (Jim Curtis, Club Advisor) and the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Agricultural and Food Ventures Conference 2001

The State University of New York (SUNY) College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville hosted the Agricultural and Food Ventures Conference 2001 on the 5th and 6th of April, 2001. The theme of this conference was "Networking of Producers, Processors, Retailers, Restaurateurs, and Consumers for Economic Vitality". The conference was co-sponsored by New York Small Scale Food Processors Association (NYSSFPA) and other organizations. The conference brought together producers, processors, retailers, restaurateurs, and other professionals in the agricultural industry to exchange information, discuss opportunities, and address challenges for agriculture and food ventures in the 21st century. The conference was held in conjunction with the Second Annual Meeting of the New York State Small Scale Food Processors Association.

2000 FFA Contest

Several students from 20 schools participated in this year's FFA contest on October 13, 2000. The contest attracted around 150 participants, with 75 participating in events conducted by the Agricultural Engineering Department. The four events put on by the faculty, staff, and students of the Department included two-wheel and four-wheel tractor driving, welding, and small engine troubleshooting. First place winners receive a $250 scholarships upon matriculation to Morrisville State College. Many thanks go to the faculty, staff, and students of the Department and School who made this year's event a success and congratulations to all the winners!!
 

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