Agriculture Equipment Diagnostics

The agriculture equipment diagnostics program is designed to teach high school youth skills to become a technician working in the ag equipment industry. Participants will learn about electrical systems in 2024 and after given a scenario will use their knowledge, skills and equipment to diagnose the problem and write a work order, same as if they were working at an equipment dealer.

Contact Us

Contact Tony Carrell, Extension Specialist, for further information.


2024 Contest Information

2024 Educational Workshop Dates and Locations:

  • February 24, 2024
    • Daviess County 4-H Fairgrounds, 403 Burkhart Dr, Washington
    • Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, 6656 N SR 59, Brazil
    • Bane-Welker Equipment Training Center, 1944 Indianapolis Ave, Lebanon
  • March 16, 2024
    • Jasper County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2671 W Clark, Rennselaer
    • Churubusco High School, 1 Eagle Dr, Churubusco
    • Decatur County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1645 W Park Rd, Greensburg

Workshop Agenda:

8:00 am     Opening and safety expectations

8:15 am     Symbols and reading schematics

9:00 am     Break

9:45 am     Multimeter function and use

10:15 am   Harness/Connector/Relay testing

11:45 am    Lunch

12:30 pm    Equipment overview (Magnum, Steiger, Combine)

2:00 pm      Break

2:15 pm      Equipment diagnostics, writing up work orders

4:00 pm      Career opportunities and adjourn

$25.00 per person registration fee. Pre-registration required through 4-H Online. Click here for event registration instructions. Workshop participation is a pre-requisite to contest participation in June. An adult 4-H or FFA coach must attend the workshop with youth.

All workshop and contest participants must provide their own safety glasses, closed toed shoes/boots and other personal protective equipment. No loose fitting clothes allowed.

Additional instructional materials will be provided during the workshop and is intended to help the coach and youth prepare for a skills contest June 8, 2024.

This event is sponsored by Purdue Extension/Indiana 4-H and Bane-Welker Equipment as a pilot program in 2024 and will be evaluated for expansion in 2025.