This exploratory introduces students to what agriculture is. This course is designed to help students read and respond to the agricultural world. Poses questions about where our food comes from and why.
Grade Level: 12 Number of Trimesters: 3
This course consists of risk management in agriculture. This will be a web-based curriculum that will deal with real world applications. Students will also study economics with an agricultural spin on topics discussed, as well as, starting their own business and career readiness skills.
Grade Level: 9-12 Number of Trimesters: 2 Offered: 1 & 2
Students will explore FFA, leadership, and agricultural business skills in this course. You will study the basics of parliamentary procedure, record keeping, and communication skills, as well as, an overview of FFA history and operations. Each student will be responsible for a personal supervised agricultural experience (SAE), and the class will conduct a group experience as well.
Grade Level: 11+ (or teacher recommendation) Number of Trimesters: 2 Offered: Tri 1 &2
This class will cover the food systems, its history, and current trends. Students will look at the biological processes involved in animal husbandry, management, development, and care. Course work will include the study of feeding, disease control, prevention, reproduction, housing and genetics.
Grade Level: 9-10 Number of Trimesters: 3 Recommended: Physical Science
Biology has all the same topics of coverage and goals as Applied Biology, but it is designed to benefit those going onto a four-year college to pursue biological related fields such as health, laboratory research, criminology, etc. We will be going further in depth on the topics covered.
Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)
Grade Level: 10+ Number of Trimesters: 3
This course is an introduction to agriculture, food and natural resources. It is designed to introduce students to all fundamentals of the agriculture industry. Students will explore a brief overview of animal science, plant science, natural resources, and agricultural technology and systems.
Grade Level: 11 Number of Trimesters: 2 Offered: 1 & 3 Recommended: Applied Biology or Biology
Plant science will continue on in the biology books on the chapters dealing with plants and will cover cellular levels, tissue levels, and organ levels, as well as, the process of photosynthesis. Using the knowledge of plant classification, structure and physiology learned from the texts, students will then progress to doing projects in landscaping, windbreaks, garden schemes, ecology, plant classifications/identifications and conservation.