2009 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Agricultural Mechanics – JAM Presented by: Lon R. Shell Agricultural Science & Technology Teachers Conference Corpus Christi, TX July 28 - Aug 1, 2008. JUNIOR AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS - JAM.
2009 San Antonio Stock Show and RodeoJunior Agricultural Mechanics – JAM
Lon R. Shell
Agricultural Science & Technology
Corpus Christi, TX
July 28 - Aug 1, 2008
2001 JAM – First Show - 37 Chapters/Clubs, 186 projects entered –six judges
2002 JAM - First Year for Tractor Restoration
2004 JAM - First Year Scholarships were awarded
2006 JAM -157 Chapters/Clubs
2007 JAM - 180 Chapters/Clubs –
Scholarship amounts and Barn Space were doubled
642 Projects incl. 66 tractors entered
The primary goals of the Junior Agricultural Mechanics Project Show are:
For example – Building and exhibiting a blue ribbon project such as a trailer or restoring a tractor to almost new condition is not the primary goal – it is the by-product or evidence of learning.
Please use JAM as a teaching tool. A lot of the JAM rules and regulations are designed to help you in your teaching.
Judges and University Student helpers
Stock Show & Rodeo - President
The Entire Livestock Committee Leadership continues to support JAM.
Please thank these people when you see them. We could not conduct this show without their help and cooperation .
Gooseneck Stock Trailer
Klein Collins FFA
Mobile Range Deer Working Station
In addition to Project Awards:
Jordan Raska – Brazos FFA
Shell WEB URL
Or use search engine – yahoo or google and type in lon shell
Shell WEB URL is provided in JAM Premium List on sarodeo WEB page.
Shell WEB can also be accessed by: IMS
Additional JAM Information is also on Shell WEB site
Make sure you are using the latest codes and standards.
Judges Check Sheets
Donors and Judging Schedule
Trailer, Tractor and Showmanship Check sheets are also found on Shell WEB.
Criteria are identified and explained in Premium List
Two of the most important components of Documentation are:
1. Plans (Drawings) According to surveys from judges, drawings are still lacking in many respects. Remember the plans must be complete enough that the project could be constructed from them.
2. Bill of Materials – These need to be improved also. Remember they should be complete enough that anyone could take them to town and purchase the materials directly from them. I would suggest they be done on an excel spread sheet – another good learning skill.
In slides that follow I am asking for your suggestions in a survey – questionnaire on topics for short courses to be carried out at Show.
We are not making many significant changes to the 2009 show from 2008. From input we have received from you teachers, exhibitors and parents, our 2008 JAM show was our best ever.
We are Considering Adding an Event - Short Course - to the 2009 JAM.
From Responses on our 2007 Survey, many suggested that they would be interested in attending a short course that would be conducted on Saturday while the projects were being judged. (See 2007 Survey Results on Shell WEB site.)
I am passing out a Seminar (Short Course) Questionnaire and asking that you respond and drop it in the box by the exit door as you leave.
From responses to this Survey perhaps we can determine if there is enough interest to warrant conducting Short Course/s and if so what topic/s would meet the greatest interest.
Please review the 2009 JAM Premium List for additional changes found on the SA Rodeo WEB site when it is posted.
All tractors must be checked in and at MAC by 9 am
The following are explanations of selected new and existing Special Rules that are identified in the JAM Premium List. Please have exhibitor print out the premium book from the Rodeo WEB site http://www.sarodeo.com. They should read and study the 2009 Premium Book priorto beginning to design and build a project.
This will reinforce and augment the teaching learning process.
Special Rule 1 in Premium List.
Even thought the leader AST/CEA must enter all projects – it is the exhibitors responsibility to see that their name is spelled correctly and their project is described according to guidelines identified in Special Rule 1.
Spelling and descriptions on Entry Form can influence Showmanship Award Consideration.
Projects must be designed and constructed under the direct supervision and guidance of the CEA/AST.
Because more and more of the projects are being constructed away from the school shop (home shops) it is important that AST/CEA be responsible for entering and supervising the design and construction of the project. We encourage the exhibitor to include the leaders (AST/CEA) picture in the documentation that is submitted with the project. Most pictures should have the exhibitor/s picture in them.
Mr. Charles Turner, DOT compliance officer at the show, will make all judgments regarding transportation codes as they relate to trailers and other towed vehicles.
Mr. Turner has a document on Trailer Statutes found under Additional Links on my WEB page. Be sure to have your students review this.
Please require your students to read and study this important rule, 17 Safety in the Premium List.
You may have noticed on the Questionnaire, Texas Transportation Statutes regarding codes for trailers may be a topic of interest for a short course.
Specific regulations may be read and downloaded from the following WEB site. You should include the most recent copies of regulations in your documentation if exhibiting trailers.
This Link for Texas Transportation Codes is found on Shell WEB site.
Click on Chapter 621
Click on this
Texas Transportation Codes (Be sure you are using the latest regulations.)
All trailers equipped with brakes must have a Break - Away. This includes tongue trailers.
Intermediate Side Marker Lamps or Reflectors (Area 5a or 5b)
Page 1 of Trailer Check Sheet – Identifies Summary at the top and Measurements on bottom half of sheet.
A previous Slide identified Area 5a & 5b for trailers 30 ft or longer for intermediate side markers.
Judges would write Yes on line if trailer met this requirement. No if it did not.
Can be a lamp
or a reflector
Area 5b & 5a
Rear Identification Lamps – are required based on width of trailer. Area 7 on table.
Trailers with a “WIDTH 2.032 m (80 in.) OR WIDER AND GVWR 4536 kg (10,000 lb.) OR MORE”
Area 12- Reflective Tape
Intermediate Side Markers –
Area 5a & 5b
Reflective Tape on Sides - Area 12
Rear Cluster Lamps - Area 7
Rear Reflective Tape Areas 10 & 11
There is excellent trailer information found in Additional Links found on my WEB site.
Both Quality Trailers and Redneck Trailer Supplies catalogs found here provide excellent information regarding the design and construction of trailers.
Special Rule 18 ASABE
Standards included in the Documentation must be the latest. For example:
You will notice some overlaps in PTO power for determining Category
Another teaching opportunity would be to show how to convert kW to HP [ 746 W = 1 HP (or) 0.764 kW = 1 HP ]
For example 48/.746 = 64 HP a Category 1 or 2 Tractor
Dimensions are in SI units. To
Convert see link on Shell WEB
Do Not Login at this time
Click on Technical Library
After Standards, Document Number and 203 have been entered, then click on
Remember if you do not know Document Number it can be searched for other ways – see above.
Click on Title
Click on PDF–
The next screen will ask you to log in.
It is the CEA/AST leaders and exhibitors responsibility to research Special Rules in the Show Premium Book.
It is also leader/exhibitor responsibility to research codes and standards identified in the premium book regarding TxDOT and ASABE.
This, again, is part of the teaching/learning process.
Decatur FFA – Rebecca Elmore, Ishley Elmore, Heather Harris and Kelsey Fincher JD 2510 High Clearance, 1966
If for some reason you cannot access it, e-mail me and I will help you download it.
We invite your suggestions and comments regarding how to make JAM even better.