CASE Institute

Ag Power and Technology (virtual)

The focus of Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) is to expose students to mechanics, power, technology, and career options in the world of agriculture. Students participating in the APT course will have experiences in various mechanical and engineering concepts with exciting hands-on activities, projects and problems. Student’s experiences will involve the study of energy, tool operation and safety, material properties, machine operation and structural components. Students will acquire the basic skills to operate, repair, engineer and design agricultural tools and equipment. Throughout the course, students will apply engineering principles to the construction of machines and structures. Students will explore projects and problems similar to those that a tradesperson, technician or engineer may face in their respective careers. In addition, students will understand specific connections between science, math and technical skills applied to Supervised Agricultural Experiences and FFA components that play an important role in developing an informed agricultural education student. Students will investigate, experiment and learn about documenting a project, solving problems and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

The Agricultural Power and Technology course includes:

  • Shop Safety
  • Tool Operation
  • Material Selection and Uses
  • Fabrication
  • Energy and Power Production
  • Machine Components and Design
  • Agricultural Structures
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Technical Applications of Math and Science


100% online.


Orientation meeting – Friday, July 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

CASE institute – July 12-16, 19-21

Daily Schedule

9 – 11 a.m. – Synchronous meeting
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch and asynchronous work time
1 – 3 p.m. – Synchronous meeting
3 – 4 p.m. – Asynchronous work time and lead teacher office hours


$3,000 – Includes cost of instruction and materials.

Registration fee must be paid prior to the beginning of the Institute. Please submit a check to the University of Missouri immediately after registration to confirm that payment will follow. If you need an invoice, submit purchase orders at, via fax at 573-884-4444 in care of John Tummons, or via postal mail at:
John Tummons
University of Missouri
127 Gentry Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211

A universal cancellation fee of $250 will be charged for registration cancellations made within 30 days of the start of the Institute. In situations of no-show registrations without prior notice, the non-refundable fee will be $1000.

$2000 scholarships are available and are due Feb. 28.

Course Credit

Graduate course credit is available for 3-6 semester hours. Contact Jon Simonsen, director of graduate studies, for details and tuition rates. Out-of-state participants should be eligible for in-state tuition.

Contact: John Tummons at or call 573-882-9599.


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