CASE Institute

Ag Power and Technology

Agricultural Power and Technology is a foundation level course designed to prepare students for the wide array of career opportunities in agricultural engineering. Students are immersed in inquiry-based exercises that tie in the math and science of agricultural mechanics and engineering.

Throughout the course, students apply technical skill while becoming competent in the process used to operate, repair, engineer, and design agricultural tools and equipment. Teachers are provided detailed professional development to facilitate instruction. CASE provides extensive preparation for the teacher to be proficient and confident in their ability to provide proper instruction of mechanical skills and concepts. Every lesson is aligned to national standards for agriculture, science, mathematics, and English language arts.

Agricultural Power and Technology areas of study include:

  • Shop Safety
  • Tool Operation
  • Materials Selection and Use
  • Fabrication
  • Energy and Power
  • Machines
  • Machinery Management
  • Engineering
  • Technology Applications


University of Missouri campus, Columbia, Missouri.

The Institute will be held in one of the teaching labs in the Ag Engineering Building.


June 2-13, 2019


$2,800 – Includes cost of instruction and materials, housing and all meals in campus dining centers.

Registration Fee must be paid prior to the beginning of the Institute. Please submit a Purchase Order to University of Missouri immediately after registration to confirm that payment will follow. Submit Purchase Orders via fax at 573-884-4444 in care of John Tummons or via postal mail at:

John Tummons
University of Missouri
123 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.


A $2,000 grant is available for teachers completing an Ag Power and Technology CASE institute in 2019. Applications will open soon.

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.


On-site check-in is from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 in College Avenue Dorms. The institute begins at 4:15 p.m. with a technology briefing in the lab, followed by walking tour and dinner. Classes will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, June 3, to Friday, June 7, and starting again on June 10, and concluding at noon, Thursday, June 13. Lunch will be for one hour each day of the conference.


The University of Missouri is located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City off I-70. For those traveling by air to Missouri, you can fly into one of three airports: Columbia (COU), St. Louis (STL), or Kansas City (MCI). There are no shuttles from the Columbia airport (which is south of town), but you could either get a taxi or rent a car. There is a shuttle service from either STL or MCI that will take you door to door. Travel is not included in the cost of the CASE Institute.


Housing will be provided in the dormitories on the University of Missouri campus. You will have your own sleeping space, but share a bathroom with one other CASE participant. There are other common areas in the dorm for group work and studying. Wired Internet access is available in the dorm rooms (provide your own Ethernet cable) but wireless access will be provided in the campus buildings and common areas of the dorm. Wireless guest access passwords will be provided when you check into the dorm.

Two meals per day (usually breakfast and dinner) will be provided at the Plaza 900 dining hall. There is a variety of food provided daily. Menus will be provided at; concerns about nutrition and allergies can be investigated via the “Zoutrition” link on the main page.

Your other meal (usually lunch) will be based on an allotment provided on your dining card. This will allow you to choose from numerous restaurants on campus. Those locations, including menus and serving times, are located at


Tourism Information: Columbia Visitor’s Bureau

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


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