Agriculture Education

ANIMAL SCIENCE

Semester Course: 1 credit

Semester: First

Recommended Grade level: 9-11

Prerequisite: None

Students will be involved all aspects of animal science.  Beef production, sheep production, swine production, horse production, small animal care and production, poultry production and specialty animal projects will be emphasized.  In each area of animal science, special emphasis will be on feeding management, breeding, selection, reproduction and other various management decisions.  The course will be supplemented by FFA activities and SAE Projects

 

HORTICULTURE

Semester Course: 1 credit

Semester: First

Recommended Grade Level: 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Students will examine and identify the fundamental horticulture principles, from careers to cultivation of specific crops.  Greenhouse management will be a key emphasis through producing greenhouse plants and developing a market plan.    Students will identify principles of landscape design.  Plants science will be implemented.  The course will be supplemented by FFA activities and SAE Projects

 

AGRI-SCIENCE                                                                  

Semester Course: 1 credit

Semester: Second semester

Recommended grade Level:  11-12

Prerequisite: Animal Science and/or Crop Science

Students will be determining the role of genetics, breeding, and reproduction in animal agri-science today.  They will also be determining the history, types, uses, care, and management of dairy and other livestock animals.  Additionally students will determine the nature of and approved practices recommended for human health and the processes used in food science to ensure an adequate and wholesome food supply.  If extra time allows, we will also cover the following topics:  Determine the relationship of forests to our environment and the recommended practices for utilizing forest resources and recognize requirements necessary for the production of aquatic plants and animals.  A unit on turf grass will be done in the spring.

 

CROP SCIENCE

Semester Course: 1 credit

Semester: Second after Horticulture

Recommended grade level: 9-12

Prerequisite: None

This course will be an extension of the Horticulture class.  Students will learn how to produce field crops, foraging crops, and vegetable producing crops.  Students will be in charge of setting up and planning the test plot.  The course will be supplemented by FFA activities and SAE Projects

 

AG BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Semester Course: 1 Credit

Semester: First Semester

Recommended grade level: 11 and 12

Prerequisites:  None

Students will be examining the principles of record keeping in Ag Business Management.  Student will be completing cash flow statements, balance sheets, budgets, and income tax forms.  Marketing will be emphasized through commodity trading activity.  Students will learn how the futures and the cash market compare.  The course will be supplemented by FFA activities and SAE Projects

 

NATURAL RESOURCES                                 

Semester Course: 1 Credit

Semester: Second after Animal Science

Recommended grade level: 9-12

Prerequisites: None

Students will be examining all aspects of our natural resources.  Topics include: history of Natural Resources, Concepts in Natural Resource Management, Erosion, Water Resources, Fish & Wildlife Resources, Outdoor Recreation and Waste Management.  Leaf Identification will also be a part of the class.  The course will be supplemented byFFAactivities and SAE projects.