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. Intro Agricultural Economics. 4 hrs.

The application of the principles of economics to agricultural problems and the role of agriculture in the United States and world economies. Includes production principles; production costs, supply, and revenue; profit maximization; consumption and demand; price elasticity; market price determination; and competitive versus noncompetitive market models. Examination of the world food situation,  including population growth, world food production trends, trade in agricultural products, and agriculture's role in economic growth; agriculture characteristics and inputs (natural, human and capital); the marketing of agricultural products (functional and institutional commodity approaches to marketing, marketing costs, and the operation of the futures market); and agricultural problems and  policies (program goals, price and income, and resource use.) Lecture, 3 hours; seminar, 1 hour.

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. Content of this course is chosen to give an overview of several technical areas that comprise agricultural mechanization. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 4 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.

This course is for agriculture students who wish to acquire microcomputer utilization and application skills. Major areas of instruction include computer terminology, choosing a computer system for the farm and agribusiness, common DOS commands, disk maintenance, and use of commercially available applications software. The software that will be used includes word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, and communications programs. Students will learn to apply this software to accounting, record keeping, market analysis, and agricultural problem solving. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.  AI: 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.