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AGRICULTURE

About FFA: FFA’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through Agricultural Education.


EXPLORATORY AG 8

GRADE: 8
SEMESTER: 4.5 weeks
CREDIT: 0
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will gain a better understanding of Agriculture, FFA, Farming and the Future of Agriculture.
1. Identify the producer and consumer markets that are available
2. Take brief look at several livestock such as Swine and Beef
3. Look at what FFA has to offer them throughout high school, the history of FFA and the importance of FFA in their lives
4. Leadership and teamwork is stressed; several leadership games are played


ANIMAL SCIENCE I

GRADE: 9-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
First in a series of three sequential units. Students will go over FFA in depth for six weeks. SAE records and FFA contests and leadership events will be included. Students will also cover many livestock throughout the year, including Sheep, Swine, Beef, Dairy, Horses, and Poultry. Students will also give several presentations about livestock.

This class is a prerequisite to all Ag classes except Horticulture, Natural Resources, Agronomy and Meats & Livestock Evaluation.


ANIMAL SCIENCE II

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Second in a series of three sequential units. Students will cover FFA contest and leadership events, SAE records will be maintained throughout the year. Animal nutrition, digestion, rations, genetics/husbandry of livestock will be taught. Students will also gain a better knowledge of Sheep, Swine, Beef, Horses, Goats, and Poultry. Students will learn the advanced cuts of meat in all livestock available. Each student will conduct livestock evaluations of Swine, Beef and Sheep. They will also compete in a soil judging contest.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Soils
2. Animal Husbandry
3. Nutrition
4. Digestion
5. Meats


AG MANAGEMENT

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: Year
CREDIT: 2
PREREQUISITE: Animal Science I & II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Third in a series of three sequential units. Students will learn about Agriculture markets of Corn, Soybeans, Wheat and Alfalfa. They will invest time and money into agriculture related stocks and crops. Students will also complete the Farm and Ranch Business Management workbook, which consists of fourteen chapters. After completion students will write a resume and letter of application, perform an actual interview process in class. Students will also research agriculture companies and colleges and present them to the class. They will also research the most influential agribusiness leaders in America.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Inventors of Ag
2. Ethanol
3. College/University
4. Careers
5. Job Interview
6. Natural Resources-wind, solar
7. CBOT


AGRICULTURE COMMUNICATIONS

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will learn how to assess their future educational needs beyond high school. Students will look at their own career goals and evaluate the decisions that will determine their future employment, friends, associates, working conditions and residence. College costs will be looked at and the means to find and secure student aide or other financial assistance. Students will utilize the computer and internet in developing individual personality and leadership profiles. Both verbal and written communication methods will be emphasized.


AGRONOMY

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will have an advanced knowledge on the soil, weather and planting procedures of both corn, wheat, oats and soybeans. The will work “hand-on” with our FFA plots and marketing the corn and soybeans harvested.

AREAS OF STUDY (AGRONOMY):
1. Soils
2. Geography
3. N-P-K
4. Soybeans
5. Corn
6. What
7. Oats
8. Ethanol


FOOD SCIENCE

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to increase a student’s knowledge of the food industry. Places an emphasis on how food products are processed, packaged, preserved, and delivered to the consumer. A variety of food products will be discussed such as milk, meat, poultry, eggs, cereal grains, fruits, and vegetables. In addition, students will understand the importance of food safety and quality. Students will learn through activities and lab experiments


MEAT ANIMAL EVALUATION

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: Animal Science II or currently enrolled in Animal Science II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course includes the evaluation of sheep, swine, and beef cattle. Students will learn the essential traits of evaluating the live animal as well as the carcass. In addition, students will identify and evaluate retail and wholesale cuts for all species. Class work will be done through research, visual appraisal, and presentations. Upon completion of this course students will have a better understanding of the meat animal industry as a consumer and producer.


SURVEY OF THE ANIMAL INDUSTRY

GRADE: 11-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st Semester
PREREQUISITE: Animal Science II

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is an advanced animal science class to better prepare students for college. The course includes ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel, and emotional well-being. Students will learn terminology and basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care, and marketing of domestic animals in the U.S. Animals of interest include beef and dairy cattle, companion animals, horses, sheep, swine, and poultry.


HORTICULTURE

GRADE: 10-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will learn basic and advanced methods of plant propagation, grafting, soil textures, soil pH, how to plant flowers, parts of the plant and their functions, fertilizers, plant growth, identification of flowers, and numerous presentations of horticulture issues. Students will present materials on vegetables and fruits, and a unit on planting seeds. Students will have an advanced knowledge on the soil, weather and planting procedures of both corn and beans. They will work “hands-on” with our FFA plots and marketing the corn and soybeans harvested.

AREAS OF STUDY (HORTICULTURE):
1. Flowers
2. Trees
3. Soils
4. Turf grass
5. Landscape Design
6. Fruits
7. Vegetables
8. Horticulture book
9. Greenhouse


AG INDEPENDENT STUDY

GRADES: 11-12
SEMESTERS: 1
CREDIT: 1
OFFERED: 1st and/or 2nd Semester
PREREQUISITE: FFA Officer/Member or Instructor Approval

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Students will receive credit for assisting the instructor with class work and FFA projects and materials.


COURSES OFFERED ON ALTERNATE YEAR BASIS:

Natural Resources/Hunters Safety

36 Weeks (2 credits) - The students will understand the concept of our natural resources and the importance of each of them. These four main topics will be researched: forestry, aquatics, wildlife and orienteering. Food chains and food webs, the balance of nature, tree identification, global climate, wildlife management, animal classifications, aves, and other wildlife animals are taught. Hunters Safety will also be taught for three to four weeks.

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