Agriculture

Agriculture Courses

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Agricultural Sciences I and II

This course is open to beginning students in the agriculture program.  Areas of basic instruction include animal nutrition and breeding, swine, dairy and beef cattle, poultry production, livestock selection, agriculture mechanics, career in agriculture, supervised agriculture experience program and FFA leadership.

Grades 9-12

Credit – 1 Unit

Agriculture Management and Economics

Instruction includes money management and profit maximizing principles such as supply and demand, diminishing returns, fixed and variable costs, time value of money and marketing strategies.  Ways of organizing a business, job applications, writing resumes and employment in an Ag.Business are also discussed.   Students will also maintain their recordbook on their SAEP. Pre-Requisite:

Prerequisites: Ag. Sci I and II

Grades 11-12

Credit – 1 Unit

Advanced Animal Science

Swine, sheep and beef selection, livestock reproduction, nutrition, and marketing, herd management, supervised agriculture experience program, and FFA leadership are all part of this course.

Prerequisites: Ag. Sci I and II

Grades 11-12

Credit – 1/2 Unit

Advanced Crop Science

Basic instruction includes seed and crop judging, soil surveying and judging, seed and plant identification, supervised agriculture experience program and FFA leadership.  The production areas include small grains, forage and row crop production and marketing and budgeting of field crops.

Prerequisites: Ag. Sci I and II

Grades 11-12

Credit – 1/2 Unit

Agriculture Construction I and II

This course includes instruction in advanced agriculture mechanics.  Students learn skills in metal welding, cutting, woodworking, planning and fabricating large shop projects.  Students also conduct a supervised agriculture experience program, along with learning FFA leadership.

Prerequisites: Ag. Sci I and II

Grades 11-12

Credit – 1 Unit

Greenhouse Operation & Management I and II

Students will receive instruction on plant growth and development, identification of horticulture plants and crops, plant propagation, vegetable production, greenhouse management, flower potting, floral design and careers in horticulture.  Students will also participate in the supervised agriculture experience program and FFA leadership.  Pre-Requisite:  Ag. Science I, Recommended:  Ag. Science II, Grades 10-12, 1 or 1/2 Unit

Prerequisites: Ag. Sci I; Recommended Ag. Sci II

Grades 10-12

Credit – 1/2 Unit

Landscaping

Instruction includes:  landscaping and landscape design, production, marketing and culture of landscaping plants.  Students will also conduct a supervised agriculture program along with FFA leadership.

Prerequisites: Ag. Sci I; Recommended Ag Sci II

Grades 10-12

Credit – 1/2 Unit

Agriculture Cooperative Education

Fourth year agriculture students can earn an additional unit of credit by working in an approved agriculture-related job.  See instructor for details. Students must be enrolled in one other agriculture class while in school.  Students can be released for a maximun of 2 hours and must work at least 10 hours per week.

Prerequisites: Teacher Approval

Grades 12

Credit – 1 Unit

Instructors

Jason Twenter
Jason.Twenter@eldonmustangs.org
573-392-8018

Kent Shikles
Kent.Shikles@eldonmustangs.org
573-392-8018

Gary Reichel
Gary.Reichel@eldonmustangs.org
573-392-8018