Agriculture (AGR) at Wytheville 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 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 143 Detailed Outline
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 212 - The Science of Food
Presents the fundamentals of food science, principles of food safety, food spoilage, processing and food preservation, and global food issues.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AGR 212 Detailed Outline
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 231 Detailed Outline
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 233 Detailed Outline
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 241 Detailed Outline