SUNY Cobleskill Ag Eng on the Front Lines of Collaboration, Reversing Diesel Tech Shortage

Above: Ag Eng Department Chair Doug Hammond

Interdisciplinary collaboration is alive and well at SUNY Cobleskill. In the field of agricultural engineering, collaboration – specifically, cooperation between multiple, independent bodies – is more important than ever to alleviate the well-documented shortage of diesel technicians.

Department Chair for the Agricultural Engineering Program at SUNY Cobleskill Doug Hammond is an expert on the matter, as well as on the multifaceted approaches those involved are taking to address the technician gap. Explains Hammond, in part two of a series running in “Equipment World Magazine” published this week, “The industry itself won’t survive if we don’t all work together. When I say ‘we,’ I mean the dealership groups, the equipment manufacturers, the educational facilities, and support for the kids coming up through the vocational training.”

Hammond is one of multiple experts from higher education, secondary education, and industry featured in the article, which you can read in its entirety here. SUNY Cobleskill’s Agricultural Engineering Program was singled out in a “Farm Equipment” article in March, for its ability to qualify students and graduates for industry success as service technicians.

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