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Agriculture education courses involve the agricultural sciences. It includes agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation.
Name: Craig Evans
Education: Agriculture Education
Years in Education: 9
Name: Sam Lower
Education: Agriculture, Forestry Education
Years in Education:26
Name: Brett Neil
Education: Agriculture Mechanics Education
Years in Education: 4
Agricultural Science--This course is the introductory course in a series of agricultural courses designed for the student interested in animal production, plant science, and agricultural mechanics. This course also gives the students the opportunity to become involved in community and school activities through the Lebanon FFA Chapter. Students receive hands-on opportunities through their supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project on which the student maintains records. This course is the entry-level course and the prerequisite for all other agricultural courses offered. Appropriate personal wear including safety glasses, safety shoes, and/or uniforms may be required for lab activities.
Animal Science--This course studies the entire field of animal agriculture and the science of the production of those animals. Units include the nutrition, reproduction, health, anatomy and selection of horses, cattle, swine, sheep and small domestic animals. All students are encouraged to maintain an SAE program and become involved in FFA and the student leadership programs.
~~Student may earn up to three (3) articulated college credits with State Fair Community College.~~
Greenhouse Operation and Management--This course will include all aspects of plant and soil science with both production agriculture and horticulture applications. Units include plant growth, soil science, tree and forest production, and horticulture and agricultural crop production. Students grow and care for plants in the greenhouse. All students are encouraged to maintain an SAE program and become involved in FFA and the student leadership programs.
Agricultural Mechanical Systems--This course includes varous aspects of mechanical systems related to agriculture. Specific topics of study include welding, oxy/acetylene cutting and welding, carpentry, tool identification, plumbing, concrete, electricity, electric motors, tractor power, small gas engines, machinery and surveying. Hands-on emphasis will be included through knowledge based instruction. Students are encouraged to maintain an SAE program and become involved in FFA and student leadership programs. Appropriate personal wear including safety glasses, safety shoes, and/or uniforms may be required for lab activities.
Agricultural Construction I--This course gives students the opportunity to use power equipment to build medium sized metal and/or wood projects. This course also develops skills such as welding, oxy/acetylene cutting, and precision craftsmanship to build quality projects. All students have the opportunity to be involved in leadership activities through the FFA and students are encouraged to maintain an SAE program. Appropriate personal wear including safety glasses, safety shoes, and/or uniforms may be required for lab activities.
Agricultural Construction II--This course gives students the opportunity to build medium to large metal and/or wood projects throughout the year. Specific skills include drawing the project to scale, figuring a bill of materials, and estimating the cost analysis. Students will develop skills such as layout and fitting of the project as well as the actual construction of the project. Further enhancement of prescision craftsmanship through welding, oxy/acetylene, and shop techniques will be included. All students have the opportnity to be involved in leadership activities through the FFA and students are encouraged to maintain a SAE program. Appropriate personal wear including safety glasses, safety shoes, and/or uniforms may be required for lab activities.
Landscaping and Turf Management--This course will cover the basics of landscaping including identification of plants used and the process of landscaping. Computer assisted plans will be completed and at least one actual hands-on landscape will be completed. Turf grass indentification and lawn care will be covered, along with the care and maintenance of grounds at the FFA Learning Center. Students will learn about safety and the use of lawn equipment. Appropriate personal wear including safety glasses, safety shoes, and/or uniforms may be required for lab activities.
Agricultural Business and Economics--Students learn about agricultural businesses and financing those operations. Basic economics and marketing will be part of the course content. Units covered include financial record keeping and basic business structures. Marketing options including the future and cash markets will also be covered. Students learn personal skills that will make them a better employee as well.
~~Prerequisite: Greenhouse Operation and Management, Animal Science or Agricultural Mechanical Systems.~~
Advanced Livestock--This class includes the study of beef, dairy, swine, sheep, horse, and poultry production. Units include selection, nutrition, reproduction, and health care. There is an emphasis on hands-on learning with the use of the FFA Learning Center as a place to accomplish this experience. Each student is encouraged to have a market animal at the Learning Center to show at the Laclede County Fair the following summer. Appropriate personal wear including safety glasses, safety shoes, and/or uniforms may be required for the lab activities.
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