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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
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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 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 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
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