Agriculture

Overview of world agriculture, nature of the industry, resource conservation, and the American agricultural system, including production, distribution, and marketing. 16 lecture hours

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Use of computers in agricultural applications. Introduction to programming languages, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and agricultural software. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Operations in the movement of agricultural commodities from producer to consumer, including the essential marketing functions of buying, selling, transporting, storing, financing, standardizing, pricing, and risk bearing. 48 lecture hours

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Principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops including plant breeding, plant diseases, soils, insect control, and weed control. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Scientific animal agriculture. Importance of livestock and meat industries. Selection, reproduction, nutrition, management, and marketing of livestock. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Fundamentals of internal combustion engines: gasoline, diesel, and liquefied petroleum. Maintenance and adjustments of the electrical, ignition, fuel, lubricating, and cooling systems of agricultural power machinery. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Selection, use, and maintenance of hand and power tools; arc and oxy-acetylene welding; and construction materials and principles. 32 lecture hours + 64 laboratory hours

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Fundamental economic principles and their applications to the problems of the industry of agriculture. 48 lecture hours

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Evaluation and grading of market cattle, swine, sheep, and goats and their carcasses and wholesale cuts. Emphasis will be placed on value determination. Selection and evaluation of breeding cattle, sheep, swine, and goats with emphasis on economically important traits. 32 lecture hours + 48 laboratory hours

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Principles and practices used in the production and improvement of wildlife resources. Aesthetic, ecological, and recreational uses of public and private lands. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Last updated: 07/03/2017