Scouts who are working on the Farm Mechanics merit badge learn to safely maintain and repair farm equipment. They tighten hydraulic fittings, check air filters, and clean equipment used for farm work. Scouts also explore career opportunities related to farm mechanics.
Farm Mechanics Merit Badge
From the mattock and hoe to the horse and mule, the cotton gin and reaper, the tractor and air seeder - this is the story of farm equipment. Today, most farms are mechanized and farmers can do most of their own maintenance work and make the adjustments needed on their many intricate farm implements.
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