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AGRI 111 Introduction to Crop Production

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or higher in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Introduces and examines fundamental principles of crop production and distribu- tion. Emphasis is placed on applying technological advances in agronomy to active crop-production situations,including basic soils,

agricultural meteorology,and crop physiology and breeding.

AGRI 112 Fundamentals of Horticulture

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or higher in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Biology and technology involved in the production,storage,processing,and mar- keting of horticultural plants and products.Laboratories include experiments demonstrating both the theoretical and practical aspects of horticultural plant growth and development.

AGRI 113 Introduction to Animal Science

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or higher in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.Examines the importance of livestock in the field of agriculture,and the place of meats and other animal products in the human diet.

AGRI 114 Introduction to Agricultural Systems

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or higher in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032 and MATH 050 or MATH 015 or MATH 023.An introduction to the Agricultural Systems Management technical curriculum. Basic mathematical problem solving techniques;power generation, transfer,and utilization;basic principles of agricultural operations management;soil and water management;crop handling and con-

ditioning; and heat transfer. AGRI 115 Natural Resources Management

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Problems associated with the use/misuse of our natural resources and current management practices associated

with the conservation of natural resources AGRI 116 Survey of Horticulture

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Presents an overview of horticulture emphasiz- ing the basic concepts of ornamental plant ID,production,and use

in the landscape. AGRI 117 Soil Science

3 Credits

Prerequisite: None.Classification and characterization of soils and differences between soils,including physical,chemical,and biologi- cal properties. Relation of soils to land use and tillage,erosion, drainage,moisture supply and aeration practices. Relationship of

soil properties to plant nutrition and to fertilizer chemistry,use,and

management. AGRI 118 Soil Evaluation

1 Credit

Prerequisites:AGRI 117.This course teaches students how to evalu- ate soils in the field and lab based on soil texture,color,structure, parent material,consistency,runoff,and drainage.After characteriz- ing the soil,the student interprets the data to determine the suit- ability of the soil for agricultural and engineering purposes.

AGRI 141 Evaluation of Midwestern Soils

1 Credit

Prerequisites:None.This course teaches students how to evaluate soils of the Midwestern United States based on soil texture,color, structure,parent material,consistency,runoff,and drainage.After characterizing the soil,the student interprets the data to determine the suitability of the soil for agricultural and engineering purposes.

AGRI 142 Evaluation of Eastern Soils

1 Credit

Prerequisites:None.This course teaches students how to evaluate soils of the Eastern United States based on soil texture,color,struc- ture, parent material,consistency,runoff,and drainage.After charac-

terizing the soil,the student interprets the data to determine the suitability of the soil for agricultural and engineering purposes.

AGRI 143 Evaluation of Southern Soils

1 Credit

Prerequisites:None.This course teaches students how to evaluate soils of the Southern United States based on soil texture,color,struc- ture, parent material,consistency,runoff,and drainage.After charac-

terizing the soil,the student interprets the data to determine the suitability of the soil for agricultural and engineering purposes.

AGRI 144 Evaluation of Western Soils

1 Credit

Prerequisites:None.This course teaches students how to evaluate soils of the Western United States based on soil texture,color,struc- ture, parent material,consistency,runoff,and drainage.After charac-

terizing the soil,the student interprets the data to determine the suitability of the soil for agricultural and engineering purposes.

AGRI 151 Meat Evaluation I

2 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Principles of livestock evaluation,calculation of meat animal composition,and determine marketing of various live-

stock species for branded and commodity trade. AGRI 152 Meat Evaluation II

2 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Principles of livestock evaluation,calculation of meat animal composition,and determine marketing of various live- stock species for branded and commodity trade.

AGRI 153 Livestock Selection I

2 Credits

Prerequisites:None. Prepares students to participate in livestock judging competitions. Consists of lecture and labs that will develop

student’s potential in selection of beef,swine,and sheep through

login with oral reasoning.

AGRI 154 Livestock Selection II

2 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Prepares students to participate in livestock judging competitions. This course is designed to teach livestock visual evaluation and interpret production data for different man- agement scenarios.In addition,students will enhance their logical

thinking,reasoning,and communication skills.

AGRI 192 International Agricultural Field Experience

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Role of agriculture in international food produc- tion, international trade,governmental policy,and cultural and eco- nomic diversity influence on agriculture;requires a supervised inter-

national field experience.

AGRI 193 United States Agricultural Field Experience

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Role of agriculture in U.S.food production, national trade,governmental policy,and cultural and economic diversity influence on agriculture;requires a supervised national

field experience. AGRI 200 Precision Farming Technology

3 Credits

Prerequisite:AGRI 100.Technology and applications of electronics for precision agriculture.Characteristics of personal computer hardware, electronic sensors,monitors,machine controllers,environmental monitors,and global positioning systems.Production management information systems;processing and marketing information sys- tems; and yield mapping,geographic information system data han-

dling, and software options. AGRI 201 Communicating Across Cultures

3 Credits

Prerequisites:AGRI 110.Presents an academic overview of the field of multicultural education as it relates to the agriculture industry. The course will explore the great variety of differences that exist among people living in the multicultural,multiethnic,multinational United States. Differences to be studied include race/ethnicity,gen- der identity,age,social class,disability,learning styles,and spiritual orientation. Issues of poverty,language,and social justice will also

be examined. AGRI 202 Animal Production Facilities

3 Credits

Prerequisite: AGRI 100.Principles of choosing,operating,and main- taining machines and equipment used in farm animal production. Emphasizes basics of electrical and hydraulic machines and common operating techniques and practices. Includes use of computer soft- ware and hardware to manage feed,health maintenance,and waste management. Special focus on operator and animal safety and environmental quality maintenance.

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