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AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT:

Instructors:
Jason Price, Callie Dobbins, & Randy Plattner

Secondary Students Only

All Ag Classes require FFA Membership

 

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AGRICULTURE SCIENCE I
This class will study beginning animal breeding, animal nutrition, livestock selection, meat science, leadership, arc welding, woodworking, plant science, public speaking, and careers in agriculture. The leadership training will introduce public speaking and parliamentary procedure. Students will be introduced to the FFA and will begin their SAE and record book training. Each student will develop an individual supervised agricultural experience program tailored to the needs, desires, and career goals .

Class limit: 15 students.

AGRICUTURE SCIENCE II
Students will study animal nutrition and anatomy, poultry, soil science, crop science, and small grain production. The leadership training will introduce public speaking and parliamentary procedure. Shop work will include gas welding and cutting, metal work, woodworking and actual project construction. Students will analyze their SAE from the first year and receive advanced training in record keeping.

Prerequisite: Agricultural Science I
Class limit: 20 students

SMALL ANIMAL CARE & PRODUCTION
This course teaches skills in the advanced study of small animal production, management, marketing, nutrition, breeding, production records, selection, animal health, waste management, and biotechnology. Students will use skills learned to compete in Career Development Events on the local, district and state levels.

Prerequisite: Agricultural Science I
Class Limit: 16

FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
This course teaches skills in food chemistry and nutrition, food additives, food packaging and labeling, evaluation of foods, food microbiology, food processing, food fermentation, principles of sanitation and quality control. Students will use skills learned to compete in Career Development Events on the local, district and state levels.

Prerequisite: Agricultural Science I
Class Limit: 16

ADVANCED CROP PRODUCTION
Students will study advanced areas of corn, soybean, grain sorghum, and wheat production. Marketing of grain crops will be covered.

Prerequisite: Agricultural Science I & II
Dual Credit: Three(3) credit hours through the University of Central MO
Class Limit: 16

ADVANCED LIVESTOCK
This course is an advanced study of genetics, reproduction, nutrition, livestock handling, diseases and parasites. Management of beef, swine, sheep and the marketing of these animals will be taught.

Prerequisite: Agricultural Science I & II
Dual Credit: Three(3) credit hours through the University of Central MO
Class Limit: 16

 

GREENHOUSE & FLORAL DESIGN I
This course is a combination of classroom and laboratory activities related to the production of floriculture plants in a greenhouse environment as well as basic floral design skills.  Subject matter areas include all aspects of plant propagation, growth, development and marketing.  Greenhouse activities include the production of a wide range of floriculture crops such as poinsettias, foliage plants and annual bedding plants.  Floral Design skills learned will be the construction of corsages, boutonnieres, bud vases and basic holiday designs.   

Prerequisite:  Agricultural Science I & II
Embedded Credit:  May count toward Biological Science
Dual Credit:  (4) dual credit hours through the University of Central MO
Articulated:  State Fair Community College
Class Limit: 14

 

ADVANCED FLORICULTURE & GREENHOUSE
This course includes the production, arrangement, and retailing of flowers as well as an advanced look at their growth in the greenhouse setting.  Skills learned will include corsages, wedding bouquets, table flower arrangements and seasonal holiday decorations will be made out of fresh, silk, or dried flowers. 

Prerequisite:   Greenhouse & Floral Design I
Class Limit: 12

LANDSCAPE DESIGN
This course is designed for individuals interested in the landscape industry.  Students study the basic principles of landscape designs as well as the methods of installation and maintenance of trees, shrubs, ground covers, bedding plants and turf grasses.  Greenhouse activities include the production of plants suitable for both interior and exterior landscape projects.

Prerequisite:  Agricultural Science I and II
Embedded Credit:  May count toward Biological Science
Class Limit: 14

AG STRUCTURES I & II
This course is designed to introduce students to electrical wiring, concrete, plumbing and sewage disposal, farm fences, and construction of farm buildings and small projects (wood and metal).   Students may enroll for one or two years in this course. 

Prerequisite:  Agricultural Science I & II
Class Limit: 16

AGRICULTURE CONSTRUCTION I & II: 
This class is designed for the construction of medium to large size metal and wood projects.  The student will be instructed in the use of arc, mig, tig, oxy-acetylene welding, cutting and metal fabrication.  Students will be given the opportunity to use these skills in project construction.  Students with a C average and 95% attendance who complete this course will have the opportunity to join the Iron Workers Union in Kansas City with advanced apprenticeship standing.   

Prerequisite: Agricultural Science I & II & Math Skills
Dual Credit:  3 dual credit hours through the University of Central MO
Articulated:  Linn State
Class Limit: 16

AG MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS
This class will study business management, profit maximizing principles and marketing.  Students will also study agricultural laws and tax policies.  The Vocational Agriculture course in Agricultural Management and Economics  will be accepted for admission to the University of Missouri and other colleges.  This class is offered every other year. 
  

Prerequisite:  Agricultural Science I & II. 
Embedded Credit:  Personal Finance or Economics
Class limit: 20 students.

CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES
This is for students with an interest in conservation and natural resources.  The class will prepare students for activities in the conservation and/or improvement of natural resources such as oil, water, air forest, fish, and wildlife for economic and recreational purposes. 

Prerequisite: Agricultural Science I & II & Math Skills
Embedded Credit:  May count toward Biological Science
Class Limit: 16

AG CO-OP/WORK RELEASE
This course is designed for students enrolled in Agriculture Education who have SAE projects that need release times from school to complete.  Students will receive one hour of credit through experience and training they receive by working the field of Agriculture.

Prerequisite:  Agricultural Science I & II
Requirement:  SAE Project

AG LEADERSHIP
In this course students will reflect on and hone their personal leadership skills.  They will analyze their current leadership attributes and will develop their skills to become a more effective leader and a high performing team member.  The course will specifically teach the students skills in verbal, written and visual communication, parliamentary procedure, and motivation factors.  Students will use skills learned to compete in Career Development Events and in helping the Marshall FFA Chapter. 
Prerequisite:  Agricultural Science I & II. 

Embedded Credit:  Public Speaking (Language Arts)