Ag, Food, and Natural Resources Ed

BIOTECHNOLOGY (Grades 9-10) Science Credit Elective½ Credit

This class will count as ½ credit of required Physical Science for non-college-bound freshmen. This class deals with physical science applications in agriculture and includes tools & methods of scientific investigation, environmental systems technology, biotechnology, plastics & composite technology, lasers, structural technology, satellite communications, transportation technology, energy, tools & machines, video production, audio & visual communications, hydraulics, pneumatics & mechanisms, aerodynamics, rocketry & flight, electricity & electronics.

 

AG NATURAL RESOURCES (Grades 9-10) Science Credit Elective½ Credit

This class will count as ½ credit of required Physical Science for non-college-bound freshmen. This laboratory class deals with the physical science applications in the agricultural world of natural resources. Included is the study of soils & conservation, soil fertility, water conservation, water pollution, water management, wildlife management, tree/forestry management, air management, air pollution, aquaculture, energy & mineral resources, wildlife habitats.

 

APPLIED ANIMAL SCIENCE (Grades 10-12) Biology Credit Elective½ Credit

This class will count as ½ credit of required Biology for non-college-bound sophomores. The class covers biological factors in a typical farm animal environment. Included in this class will be livestock selection, livestock nutrition, livestock genetics and reproduction, husbandry practices, livestock wastes, livestock diseases and pests.

 

APPLIED PLANT SCIENCE (Grades 10-12) Biology Credit Elective ½ Credit

This class will count as ½ credit of required Biology for non-college-bound sophomores. It covers biological factors involved with plant life in the agricultural setting. Included will be plant growth and development, biotechnology, plant/seed selection, water resources, plant cultural practices, pest & diseases, harvesting & storing, chemicals.

 

AGRICULTURAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY (Grades 9-12) Elective½ Credit

This class deals with the processing of food from the producer to the consumer. Included in this class is Meats and meat by-products, the food industry, grain products processing, dairy products processing, fish processing, egg processing, honey processing, vegetable/fruit processing, FFA, careers and SAE.

 

INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE (Grades 9-12)Elective½ Credit

This class deals with the world of horticulture plants, nursery landscaping, and greenhouse operations. Included in this class are horticulture plants, soils and planting media, plant propagation, seeds and cuttings, vegetable/fruit crop production, horticulture plant environment, landscape design and maintenance, FFA, careers and SAE.

 

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY (Grades 10-12) Elective ½ Credit

This class deals with the proper set up, adjustment and maintenance of agricultural machinery. Included in this class is safe work habits, mechanical calculations, agricultural machinery service, machinery maintenance, machinery set up, calibration of machinery, replacement costs for machinery, FFA, careers and SAE.

 

AG METAL FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY (Grades 10-12) Elective½ Credit

This class deals with working with metals, welding and building projects. Included in this class is safe work habits, mechanical calculations, hand tool usage and care, metal fabrication, oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, arc welding procedures, AC and DC welding, Mig welding, plasma arc cutting, FFA, careers and SAE.

 

AGRICULTURAL POWER TECHNOLOGY (Grades 10-12) Elective½ Credit

This class deals with the small gas engine and rebuilding a farm tractor. Included in this class is safe work habits, mechanical calculations, small gas engine service, tractor maintenance, servicing the tractor and rebuilding the tractor, FFA, careers and SAE.

 

AG STRUCTURES COMPONENTS (Grades 9-12) Elective½ Credit

This class deals with basic construction in agriculture. Included are safe work habits, calculations, hand tools, power tools, materials, electricity, plumbing, concrete, soil & water engineering, surveying, FFA, careers and SAE.

 

AG STRUCTURES TECHNOLOGY (Grades 9-12) Elective ½ Credit
**Prerequisite =Components

This class builds on the skills learned in the Components course. Additional units include project construction, woodworking, painting & refinishing, wood structure construction, FFA, Careers and SAE.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AGRICULTURE (Grades 11-12) Elective½ Credit

This class covers everything from choosing a business to starting and running the business. Included in this class will be Agribusiness operation plan, inventory management, finance management, resource management, computers in agriculture, business records, marketing programs, legal aspects of agribusiness, FFA, careers and SAE.

 

AGRICULTURAL SALES AND MARKETING (Grades 11-12) Elective½ Credit

This class deals with marketing strategies involving students in a commodity marketing game with a group from their class and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and will also involve an individual project through the commodity challenge as well as Salesmanship skills. Included in this class will be personal management skills, human relations skills, verbal communications skills, written communications skills, selling and sales skills, advertising and display of products, commodity challenge, commodity marketing skills, understanding markets, hedging, futures trading, put and call options, FFA, careers and SAE.