111 Course Descriptions AGB235-A Introduction to Agriculture Markets 3 Introduction to Agriculture Markets is an overview of the structure, economics, organization, and function of the world food marketing system. Topics in past, present and future domestic and worldwide market issues are discussed. The course examines how the marketing system is influenced by governmental and private policy and the effects those policies have on producers, commodity handlers, processors, middlemen, and consumers. Basic marketing and merchandising strategies are also covered. AGB330-A Farm Business Management 3 A study of the use of principles of farm management in developing a farm or farm business operation. Laboratory work will be used to increase the understanding of key concepts. Prerequiste: AGB470 AGB336-A Agriculture Selling 3 Principles of selling applied to agricultural settings. Examination of agricultural consumers’ buying habits and the development of sales strategies to meet these consumers’ needs and wants serves as a foundation of this course. Two main activities dominate this course. Students spend a day shadowing an agricultural sales professional to observe and report on specific practices. In a final activity, Ready-Set-Sell, students prepare and deliver a sales presentation to an agricultural sales professional. Prerequisite: ECN130-A AGB466-A Agriculture Finance 3 This course is a study of the terminology and tools of agricultural finance. It emphasizes the preparation of financial statements, cash flows, budgets and bookkeeping principles. It also discusses financial risk strategies and credit costs. AGB470-A Farm Records Accounts & Analysis 3 Emphasis is placed on the importance of records as an essential management tool for farm management. AGC403-A Sustainable Agriculture 2 This course provides students the necessary information and knowledge to successfully convert their farming operation from conventional to organic farming, including transitioning farming methods that enhance their future organic farm productivity. The knowledge student's gain in this class will enable them to make a smooth transition to organic farming, gain certification, and remain certified. AGC420-A Issues in Agriculture 3 This course provides the students the opportunity to collect, discuss, interpret, and defend current issues that affect the economic, environmental, and social conditions and production of agricultural commodities. AGC936-A Occupational Experience 3 Introduction to various species of livestock and basic livestock production. AGH284-E Pesticide Application Certification 3 Identification and biology of common insect, disease, and weed pests of turf grass and ornamentals is covered in this course. This course reviews materials and testing procedures required to become a certified commercial pesticide applicator. AGM155-A Farm Equipment Management 2 Students will utilize the operator’s manual to find information concerning operation, lubrication and adjustment sections. In addition, students will properly adjust and operate the following equipment: 1) row crop cultivator; 2) square baler; 3) disk/harrow; 4) field cultivator. Course will also address safe handling procedures and the use of herbicides, calibration of the field sprayer for proper operation and adjusting the grain drill to plant soybeans and small seeds. AGP329-A Introduction to GPS 3 An introduction to the use of GPS and VRT as it impacts agricultural producers.160 Students will use field mapping software and GPS systems as part of the class. AGS113-A Survey of Animal Industry 3 This lecture and lab course introduces the student to a broad spectrum of animal science. Beef, swine, sheep, dairy, horse and poultry production are presented. Some exotic and nontraditional livestock are discussed. AGS228-A Beef Cattle Science 5 A course dealing with the retail beef industry, management decisions of the cow-calf and the yearling-stocker producers, major health problems and their prevention/treatment, ruminant nutrition balance rations and forage resource management. AGS242-A Animal Health 3 This course provides information about the cause, nature, prevention, and treatment of the common health problems of farm animals. This course also identifies animal behavior and develops a herd health program. AGS270-A Foods of Animal Origin 3 A general basic agri-food science course that deals with world food needs and available food supplies, types of food and nutritive value and use, and methods used and challenges involved in food production, transportation, preservation/ processing, storage, distribution, marketing and consumption. The course covers both animal origin and non-animal origin food products. AGS319-A Animal Nutrition 3 Nutritional principles, digestive systems, composition and nutritional characteristics of common feedstuffs, ration formulation and recommended feeding programs for farm animals. Prerequisites: AGS113-E, CHM112-A or permission of instructor. Anthropology ______________________________________________________ ANT105-A Cultural Anthropology 3 This course covers the development of culture and origins of man; concepts and techniques for understanding world culture (similarities, differences, and diffusion); and systems of belief and action by which different people live.
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