Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

southern pinePRINCIPLES OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND NATURAL RESOURCES
To be prepared for careers in agriculture, food and natural resources, students must attain basic academic skills and knowledge in agriculture. This course allows students to explore career opportunities in agricultural science, personal development, and an overview of the world of food production and the use of our natural resources.

AG BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING
Students learn business practices related to agricultural production and study management of farm-based and livestock-related business. They also explore the process of preparing agricultural products for sale to consumers.

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
Students study a variety of animal species such as cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, goats and poultry. They learn about the industry related to animal processing and also the procedures for raising food animals as they explore careers in livestock production.

RANGE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT
This course explores current management practices for range land. Students learn about the management of ecosystems and the impact humans have on the environment. Protection of range land as a natural resource is explored. Students study range land plant and animal species, the range ecosystem, and the role range land plants and animals play in food production.

rangelandAGRICULTURAL MECHANICS AND METAL TECHNOLOGY
This course is designed to develop an understanding of agricultural mechanics, such as tool operation, electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry, fencing, concrete and metal working techniques. Students acquire basic knowledge related to the structural agriculture industry.

WILDLIFE, FISHERIES AND ECOLOGY MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to prepare students for careers in management of natural resources such as game species, non-game species of wildlife, fish, aquatic crops and the ecological systems they inhabit.

PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS OF FLORAL DESIGN
Students learn the art of floral design as well as an understanding of the flower production industry and floral enterprises. This course may be counted as a Fine Art credit for graduation.

FORESTRY AND WOODLAND ECOSYSTEMS
This course studies current management practices for forestry and woodlands. Students learn about the management of ecosystems and the impact humans have on the environment. Protection of forest and woodlands as natural resources is explored. Students study tree identification, learn how to calculate tree harvest potential, and study the forest ecosystem.

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HORTICULTURE SCIENCE I
This course explores the careers that involve growing, caring for and developing a market for plants and flowers. Students learn plant production, greenhouse management and landscaping.

HORTICULTURE SCIENCE II
A continuation of Horticulture Science I, this course prepares students for careers in landscaping, greenhouse gardening and plant production.

VETERINARY MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Veterinary practices related to both large and small animals are explored in this course. Students learn about career opportunities in veterinary medicine and the industry of animal systems.

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WELDING I
Students learn the basics of introductory welding as well as elements of agricultural construction design and maintenance. Students learn about career opportunities related to mechanical agricultural operation.

WELDING II
Students continue their study of welding and agricultural construction design and maintenance. This class serves to advance student understanding of the world of agricultural mechanics.

ADVANCED ANIMAL SCIENCE
This course examines the relationships between humans, scientific technology, and livestock production. Students expand their knowledge of the science of animal production.