Agriculture (AGR) at Mountain Empire Community College


         
 
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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 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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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.
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2-3 hours, Total 4-6 per week.
Prerequisite: Local college option.
3 credits
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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 208 - Insect Control
Examines principles and current trends in insect control. Studies biology and identification of economically important insects and related pests.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 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.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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
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