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Agricultural Equipment Technicians
Agricultural equipment technicians work with modern farm machinery. They assemble, adjust, operate, maintain, modify, test, and even help design it. This machinery includes automatic animal feeding systems; milking machine systems; and tilling, planting, harvesting, irrigating, drying, and handling equipment. Agricultural equipment technicians work on farms or for agricultural machinery manufacturers or dealerships. They often supervise skilled mechanics and other workers who keep machines and systems operating at maximum efficiency. Agricultural equipment technicians are sometimes known as farm equipment mechanics and farm equipment service technicians. Approximately 34,840 agricultural equipment mechanics and technicians are employed in the United States.