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Smith attends Mountain States Ag Mech Instructors Conference

Smith attends Mountain States Ag Mech Instructors Conference

Friday, September 21, 2018

On September 6-8, 70 educators and industry representatives participated in the Mountain States Agricultural Mechanics Instructors Conference hosted by American Technical Publishers (ATP) at the Colorado State University Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center in Fort Collins. Agricultural mechanics instructors representing high school, community college, and university teacher education programs from CO, KS, MT, NE, NM, NV, OK, UT, WY, IA, WI, and AZ attended the conference.

Oklahoma was well-represented by Randy Cook from Jenks High School and Nathan Smith from Oklahoma State University. Educators attended hands-on workshops presented by industry representatives from Briggs & Stratton, the Lincoln Electric Company, 4Rivers Equipment, and Hunter Industries. Conference participants also learned the importance of building a culture of safety from The National Council for Agricultural Education and about the no-debt apprenticeship opportunities offered by the United Association (UA) of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting, Sprinkler Fitting, and HVACR Service Tech Industry. Throughout the conference, participants also gained valuable tips on how to better prepare students for careers in power, structural, and technical systems.

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