Agriculture

Courses

AGR 1000. Introduction To Field Crop Science. 4 hrs.

The basic principles of plant growth, including human and environmental influences and the theoretical and practical application of agronomic principles to crop production. Includes the historical and economic importance of crop plants for food, feed, and fiber; origin, classification, and geographic distribution of field crops; environmental factors and agronomic problems; crop plant breeding, growth, development, and physiology; cropping systems and practices; seedbed preparation, tilage, and crop establishment; pests and controls; and harvesting, storing, and marketing practices. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours; seminar, 1 hour. IAI: AG 903.

AGR 1001. Introductory Agricultural Economics. 3 hrs.

An introduction to the principles of economics including production principles; production costs, supply and revenue; profit maximization; consumption and demand; price elasticity; market price determination; and competitive versus noncompetitive market models. These principles are applied to agriculture and the role of agriculture in the United States and world economics. Other topics include a survey of the world food situation; natural, human and capital resources; commodity product marketing; and agricultural problems and policies. Lecture: 3 hours.

AGR 1002. Intro Agriculture Mechanics. 3 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of agricultural mechanics. The content of this course is chosen to give an overview of several technical areas that compromise agricultural mechanization. Lecture, 1 hour; lab,2 hours; seminar, 1 hour. IAI: AG 906.

AGR 1003. Animal Science. 4 hrs.

The application of the sciences of genetics, physiology and nutrition to the improvement of animal breeds, breeding and selection; anatomy, physiology and nutrition and growth; environment, health and sanitation; products and marketing; production technology and economics; animal behavior; and current issues in animal science. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 4 hours; seminar, 1 hour. IAI: AG 902.

AGR 1004. Microcomputer Applications in Agri. 3 hrs.

Introduction to computer hardware, file manipulation, printers and the use of word processing, electronic presentations and communications, graphics, spreadsheet, database management and web development software. Also includes solution of agriculture data-related problems and use of prepared software and templates. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. IAI: AG 913.

AGR 1005. Introductory Soil Science. 4 hrs.

This course will cover such areas as: soil formation, color, structure, texture, classes and types. The classes will also include the use of fertilizers and the interpretation of soil tests. Laboratory experiments will be provided to enhance the work with soils and provide the student with ample opportunities to do class and individual experiments, and to ask questions. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours; seminar, 1 hour. IAI: AG 904.

AGR 1006. Agricultural Ed. Program & Principles. 3 hrs.

This course is an introduction to agricultural education programs and delivery systems: state and federal policies; the nature of teaching in school and non-school settings; types and purposes of agricultural education; program components; approaches to teaching; teacher characteristics; community relationships; educational change and innovations; trends and developments in agricultural education and reflective teaching.

AGR 1200. Introduction To Agricultural Business Management. 3 hrs.

This course is an introduction to the principles of agriculture business management and the role of the agribusiness manager. Topics covered include business organization structures, budgeting, marketing, inventory management, and human resource management. Lecture, three hours a week.

AGR 1202. Intro To Agricultural Industry. 2 hrs.

An introduction to the vast agricultural industry exploring the various sectors including agribusiness management, agronomy, animal science, and precision agriculture. Preparation for a successful career in the agricultural industry will be the focus of the courses. Lecture: Two hours per week.

AGR 1203. Agriculture Production Techniques. 0.5 hrs.

This course is designed to meet the needs of the agriculture community for specialized educational experiences. Each class will be individualized to to a particular set of needs and a credit value assigned for each section offered. Typical exam- ples include: uses of herbicides and insecticides, machine operation techniques, farm problems, and proper land usage. This course may be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours.

AGR 1206. Intro To Precision Agriculture. 4 hrs.

This course is an introduction to the principles of precision agriculture as applied to modern farming techniques. This course provides an overview of precision farming concepts and the tools of precision farming (GPS, GIS, and VRT). Students will be engaged in hands-on laboratory activities to provide initial experience with the use of precision agriculture tools. Lecture: Three hours per week; Lab: Two hours per week.

AGR 1207. Agricultural Credit & Finance. 3 hrs.

This course is an introduction to the financial aspects of operating an agricultural business. The focus of the course will be financial statements, financial analysis, calculations, and amortization. Students will apply and develop financial skills necessary as an employee or owner of an agribusiness. Lecture: Three hours per week.

AGR 1208. Advanced Agricultural Business Management. 3 hrs.

This course will focus on advanced management strategies used in agricultural businesses. Students will apply management techniques throughout the course to further develop their understanding of agricultural business management. Topic areas include marketing management, consumer demand, competition, and human resource management. Prerequisite: AGR 1200 or instructor approval. Lecture: Three hours per week.

AGR 1209. Crop Production and Management. 3 hrs.

A study of the grain and forage crop production methods used in the Midwest. Course emphasis will be on seed selection, seeding rates, fertility management, pets management, seedbed preparation, harvesting methods, and technology used in crop production and management. Lecture: Three hours per week.

AGR 1211. Agricultural Chemicals. 3 hrs.

This course includes a comprehensive study of common farm practices used in the chemical control of crop and livestock pests. Subjects include: understanding pesticides, rates and application, growth regulators, insects, fertilizers, and pesticide laws and regulations. Lecture, one hour per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, two hours per week.

AGR 1212. Agriculture Sales. 3 hrs.

This course will consist of sessions dealing with aspects of agricultural sales. The ability to satisfy the customer's needs will be used as the basis for study. This offering will cover such areas as: determining customer needs, analyzing the product, resolving objections, and closing the sale.

AGR 1213. Agricultural Internship. 3 hrs.

This is an on-the-job learning experience. Students work in agricultural jobs related to their field of study. This course gives students an opportunity to put into practice what they learned in the classroom and laboratory. The student is required to work a minimum of 225 hours. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 30 credit hours in an agriculture program of study, consent of the instructor, must also be enrolled in AGR 1214.

AGR 1214. Agricultural Internship Seminar. 1 hr.

This course is to be taken at the same time as AGR 1213, Agricultural Internship. The course is designed to enhance the overall internship experience. Students will be engaged in classroom activities designed to help the student further understand the agricultural work environment. The focus of the course is to prepare students for future employment in the agricultural industry. Enrollment in AGR 1213 is required. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 30 credit hours in an agriculture program of study, instructor approval, and must also be enrolled in AGR 1213. Seminar: One hour per week.

AGR 1215. Agricultural Marketing. 3 hrs.

This course is an introduction to the marketing of agricultural products. The course will focus on marketing strategies, futures markets, and cash markets for both livestock and grain commodities. The course will also explore the use and application of modern technology to buy, sell, and trade agricultural commodities. Lecture: Three hours per week.

AGR 1217. Soil Fertility and Fertilizers. 3 hrs.

A study of the fundamental concepts of soil fertility and fertilizers used in agriculture and related fields. Students will become familiar with plant nutrition, factors affecting plant growth, macro and micro-nutrients, fertilizer recommendations, and application methods. Lecture: Three hours per week.

AGR 1218. Crop Pest Management. 3 hrs.

The study of the principles of weed, insect, and disease identification and management techniques used in agriculture and closely related fields. the emphasis of the course will be identification, prevention, and management of agricultural pests. Lecture: Three hours per week.

AGR 1272. Dry Application Equipment. 3 hrs.

This course will provide students with the fundamentals of maintaining, calibrating, and operating dry fertilizer application equipment Emphasis will be placed on the makes and models of equipment used in local agribusinesses. Lecture, one hour per week; lab, four hours per week.