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Farm & Ranch Management

Introduction to hand tool and shop equipment skills and safety. 32 lecture hours + 64 lab hours

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Study and application of shop skills used in agricultural processes including arc welding, oxyacetylene cutting and welding, drawing and planning projects, tool maintenance, metal working, woodworking, plumbing, and concrete. 32 lecture hours + 64 laboratory hours

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Introduction to history, principles, and practices of sustainable agriculture as applied to local and global agriculture. A comparison and evaluation of sustainability of conventional agricultural practices will be made from the environmental, economic, and social perspectives ("planet, profit, and people"). Case studies and other tools will be used to relate principles of sustainable agriculture to basic farming practices. 32 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Study and application of shop skills used in agricultural processes including arc welding, oxyacetylene cutting and welding, drawing and planning projects, tool maintenance, metal working, woodworking, plumbing, and concrete. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Study of the production and management of forage crops and pastures including establishment, fertilization, weed control, grazing systems, hay, seed production, and harvesting. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Planning and application of farm and ranch maintenance equipment. Includes basic repair and adjustment to tractors and other agricultural equipment and design and use of maintenance records. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component.

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Instruction in contracts, leases, laws and regulations, estate planning, and applications of personnel and management principles. 48 lecture hours

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Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. 16 lecture hours + 336 practicum hours

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Study of the morphology, physiology, and classification of the common insect orders and related arthropods with emphasis on species of economic or biological importance. Emphasis on integrated pest management concepts and proper use of pesticides. 48 lecture hours + 32 laboratory hours

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Last updated: 06/28/2017