Agriculture (AGR) at Patrick Henry Community College


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AGR 141 - Introduction to Animal Science and Technology
Introduces the science and technology involved in sustainable animal production and management practices. Includes beef, sheep, horses, dairy, swine, goats, and poultry, with emphasis on practical experiences in laboratory and farm settings.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
4 credits
AGR 142 - Introduction to Plant Science and Technology
Introduces students to plant science, ecology, plant morphology, plant and soil relations and energy conversions. Includes surveying agricultural crops and their importance in the economy.
Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2-3 hours. 4-5 hours per week.
3 credits
AGR 143 - Introduction to Agribusiness and Financial Management
Introduces agriculture's importance to society and ways to start a farm or agribusiness. Evaluates forms of business including cooperatives and create financial statements and reports necessary for routine accounting and tax preparation. Utilizes financial tools for decision making, budgets and time value of money. Explores retirement, transition planning, personal financial management, and capital acquisition techniques.
2 Lecture, 2-3 Lab, 3 Credits, 4-6 Contact Hours
Local college option.
3 credits
AGR 144 - Agriculture Human Resource Management
Covers principles and management practices utilized to attract, retain and motivate agricultural employees. Emphasizes interviewing techniques, employer/employee relationships, motivation theory, legal issues, safety, and environmental concerns. Includes development of team building and interpersonal skills through activities and cases. Explores diversity and cultural differences at they apply to human resource compliance and performance issues.
3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 3 Credits
3 credits
AGR 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AGR 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AGR 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AGR 205 - Soil Fertility and Management
Studies the factors influencing soil productivity with emphasis upon fertilizer materials from production to application. Discusses time, sources, and soil acidity. Presents soil testing techniques, interpretation of soil tests, and the addition of nutrients to correct or prevent deficiencies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
AGR 231 - Agribusiness Marketing, Risk Management, and Entrepreneurship
Covers marketing techniques required to create an effective marketing plan addressing product, price, place, promotion, and people considerations of an agribusiness. Emphasizes unique aspects of agricultural products and risk management including price fluctuations and biosecurity. Projects explore entrepreneurship and creative marketing plans for a proposed farm or agribusiness.
3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 3 Credits
3 credits
AGR 232 - Professional Selling for Agribusiness
Explores sales and marketing careers in the agricultural industry. Analyzes customer's personality profile and needs to formulate an effective value-based sales presentation. Covers psychology of personality styles, buyer motivation, and conflict resolution. Researches agriculture customers and products to make a realistic sales call with actual sales professionals.
3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 3 Credits
3 credits
AGR 233 - Food Production, Safety, Biosecurity, and Quality Control
Explores food production practices and their influence on food product quality, nutrition, and safety. Covers processing techniques for reducing spoilage, increasing farmer's share of the food dollar and diversifying farm incomes. Includes analytical methods for tracking and reporting quality control practices. Explores equipment, packaging, laws, regulations, standards, and financial sources for on farm and small-scale processing.
3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 3 Credits
3 credits
AGR 234 - Chemical Application and Pest Management
Teaches concepts of proper application of pesticides and other agricultural chemicals used in landscape and turf management and in production agriculture; including application methods, equipment calibration and configuration, occupational health and safety, and pesticide laws and regulations.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AGR 241 - Agricultural Policy, Leadership, and Professional Service
Enhances personal and professional leadership skills to build consensus and collaboratively solve agricultural issues. Uses the Virginia legislative process to track and influence relevant policy. Partners with stakeholders and key agricultural groups to advocate agriculture's importance to society and remove barriers that prevent farm/agribusiness acquisition and transition. Identifies relevant professional service and leaderships opportunities that will affect changes for the benefit of agricultural and rural communities. Covers current policy and public programs related to taxation, land use, environmental protection, water quality, population changes, water conservation, climate change and quality of rural life. Reinforces written and oral communication skills.
3 Lecture,0 Lab, 3 Credits
3 credits
AGR 242 - Animal Production, Products and Emerging Technologies
Teaches theoretical and practical science-based animal production and management systems; principles of nutrition, reproduction, economics, and breeding and selection of beef cattle, swine, sheep, poultry, goats, fish and other specialty animal enterprises. Includes management practices, marketing, housing, and mitigation of environmental impacts with emphasis on profitable business enterprises for small to medium sized producers and collaborative opportunities to expand profitability for traditional enterprises. Introduces emerging technologies influencing production practices and new products.
3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 3 Credits
3 credits
AGR 244 - Agricultural Alternative Energy Solutions
Explores agricultural animals, plants, and specialty enterprises that produce energy as well as wind and solar energy solutions. Encourages students to assess current energy use of an existing residential or commercial site and implement energy reduction strategies, and student's proposals implement current technology solutions for on-site energy production. Provides the foundation for discovering new ways to help farm and agribusinesses through basic electrical and chemical concepts and to reduce costs and research new opportunities for enhancing profitability. Includes field trips to active energy conservation and production sites, reinforcing classroom instruction.
3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 3 Credits
3 credits
AGR 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AGR 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AGR 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits