Courses Available for Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other. Pathway
Introduction to Agriculture and Natural Resources
Description: Introduction to Agriculture courses survey a wide array of topics within the agricultural industry, exposing students to the many and varied types of agriculture and livestock career opportunities and to those in related fields (such as natural resources). These courses serve to introduce students to the agricultural field, providing them an opportunity to identify an area for continued study or to determine that their interest lies elsewhere. They often focus on developing communication skills, business principles, and leadership skills.
Internship in Agriculture Food and Natural Resources Cluster
Description: Provides students to gain knowledge and skills for various Agriculture Careers. Students will provide a detailed log of experiences and hours while participating.
Plant and Soil Science
Description: Courses expose students to the art and science of growing plants, shrubs, trees, flowers, fruits, agriculture crops and vegetables. In doing so, they cover a wide variety of topics, including greenhouse and nursery operations, soils & media mixtures, soil chemistry, fertility, mineralogy, hydrology, soil conservation, irrigation, fruit and vegetable production, turf/golf course management, interior and exterior plantscaping, irrigation systems, weed & pest control, & floral design.
Description: Animal Production/Science courses impart information about the care and management of domestic and farm animals. These courses may cover animal nutrition, health, behavior, selection, reproduction, anatomy and physiology, facilities, product processing, and marketing. Students may study a particular species (swine, cattle, horses, fowl, sheep, and so on), or they may learn how to care for and maintain livestock as a more inclusive study.
Description: Agricultural Processing courses impart the knowledge and skills needed to bring animal and plant products to market. They may cover a wide variety of topics, including care and maintenance of animals or plants, quality selection and preservation, equipment care and sanitation, government regulations, and marketing and consumer trends. Agricultural Processing courses may present an overview of agricultural processing or may specialize in particular types of products.
Natural Resources Management
Description: Natural Resources Management courses combine the fields of ecology and conservation with planning for the efficient use and preservation of land, water, wildlife, and forests. Within the general area of natural resources management, these courses usually cover specific topics and uses, such as hunting or fishing preserves, forest production and management, wildlife preservation, and human outdoor recreation.