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Agriculture Education

Halie Pearson
941-5750
 
 
 
 
Halie Pearson
 
 
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
 
Course Description:

The Agricultural Science and Technology course is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding
related to plant and animal life including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the
impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment. Emphasis is placed on the role of
agriculture in our society and the importance of agriculture to the welfare of the world. Basic personal and
community leadership and safety, and agricultural mechanical technology are included as a part of the
instructional program. Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural
experience.
Typical learning activities include hands-on learning experiences including performing basic principles of
plant, soil, and animal science; studying and modeling the significance of humankind’s interrelationship
with soil, water, and air; participating in FFA activities.
This course is a component of the following Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Pathways:
• Agricultural Mechanics and Technology
• Environmental and Natural Resources Management
• Horticulture
• Plant and Animal Systems
 
 
AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS AND TECHNOLOGY
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Agriculture Technology course is designed as an introductory course to the Agriculture Mechanics Career Pathway. In addition it provides development of general mechanical skills which are required in all areas of Agricultural Education. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences in woodworking; metal working; welding; small engine repair; basic farm and homestead improvements; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and participating in FFA activities.

This course is a component of the following Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Pathways:
• Agricultural Mechanics and Technology
• Environmental and Natural Resources Management
• Horticulture
• Plant and Animal Systems
 
 
INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURE
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Introduction to Horticulture course is designed to be an introduction to the Horticulture pathway. It is
recommended as a prerequisite for all other horticulture courses. This course includes organized subject
matter and practical experiences related to the culture of plants used principally for ornamental or aesthetic
purposes. Instruction emphasizes knowledge and understanding of the importance of establishing,
maintaining, and managing ornamental horticulture enterprises.

Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with propagating, growing, establishing, and
maintaining nursery plants and greenhouse crops; tissue culture techniques; designing landscapes;
preparing designs; sales analysis and management; participating in personal and community leadership
development activities; planning and implementing a relevant school-to-work transition experience; and
participating in FFA activities.

This is a list of core competencies to be completed by all students enrolled. The teacher may select
additional competencies based on a local needs assessment.

This course is a component of the following Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Pathways:
 
• Horticulture Pathway