Equipment & Machinery

Texans use a wide range of equipment and tools in their homes, businesses and agricultural operations. We have educational resources and in-person programming designed to help Texans manage and maintain their equipment and machinery.

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Agricultural Safety and Health

Agricultural Safety and Health Program addresses farm machinery safety, safe handling of agrochemicals, and topics related to safety in farm, ranch, and rural settings.  

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The center pivot is the agricultural irrigation system of choice for large acreage because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance, and easy operation. Center pivot systems, when properly designed and equipped, conserve valuable resources such as water, energy, money, and time. The wise selection of a center pivot system will result […]

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Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics, resulting in a natural, symbiotic system of raising both fish and plants. This publication examines the methods and benefits of establishing an aquaponics system. (7 pages.)

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This pocket-sized guide gives step-by-step instructions for calibrating ground sprayers. Tables provide instructions, examples, and sample formulas for determining the speed of application, flow rate, and the amount of pesticide to add to the tank. (9 pages)

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The TCFA Feedyard Technician Program provides high school upperclassmen knowledge and skills needed to prepare them for a possible career in the fed cattle industry.

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The Pecan Orchard Management Short Course is the world renowned premiere educational event on how to grow pecans.

Program

Agricultural Safety and Health Program addresses farm machinery safety, safe handling of agrochemicals, and topics related to safety in farm, ranch, and rural settings.  

All Resources on Equipment & Machinery

  • Publication

    The center pivot is the agricultural irrigation system of choice for large acreage because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance, and easy operation. Center pivot systems, when properly designed and equipped, conserve valuable resources such as water, energy, money, and time. The wise selection of a center pivot system will result […]

  • Publication

    Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics, resulting in a natural, symbiotic system of raising both fish and plants. This publication examines the methods and benefits of establishing an aquaponics system. (7 pages.)

  • Publication

    This pocket-sized guide gives step-by-step instructions for calibrating ground sprayers. Tables provide instructions, examples, and sample formulas for determining the speed of application, flow rate, and the amount of pesticide to add to the tank. (9 pages)

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    Biosecurity on poultry farms includes proper disposal of dead carcasses. In many cases, that means using an incinerator. Calculating the cost of an incinerator means considering long and short-term expenses and the cost of fuel. This publication explains how to select the right size incinerator and calculate all associated costs. (8 pages)

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    Skid-steer loaders are very useful tools, but can be lethal if not used according to the manufacturer's instructions. You can reduce your risk of injury or death by following the proper safety precautions outlined in this publication. (3 pages)

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