AGR 117 Horticulture
Introduction to the basic concept and practices of horticulture. Emphasis is on the establishment, management and use of horticulture plants in the garden and home. Students will have hands-on experience while learning about seedlings, cuttings, potting and planting.
AGR 131 Plant Science
This course is an introduction to the biological principles involved in the production of economically important agricultural plants. Attention is given to plant morphology, anatomy, physiology, classification, propagation, and genetics, as well as environmental factors affecting plant growth. Exercises in the laboratory support the instruction in the classroom.
AGR 132 Animal Science
The course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles which apply to the broad field of animal science. Topics include a survey of the industry, types and products of livestock, and principles of breeding, nutrition, and reproduction.
AGR 133 Crop Production
This course is an in-depth study of production and management of corn, wheat, milo, and other major crops.
AGR 134 Livestock Production
This course continues the study of animal science, with an emphasis on livestock products, livestock behavior, livestock equipment, laws applicable to livestock, and current issues in the livestock industry.
AGR 136 Soils
This course is an introduction to the principles of soil science, including the formation of soils; physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils; soil classification; and soil management. Laboratory exercises provide practical experiences in the nature and properties of soils.
AGR 137 Ag Seminar
This course includes structured activities in the areas of animal science, aquaculture, horticulture, agronomy and soils. There will be lab activities as assigned by instructor. This course will explore all aspects of agriculture with an emphasis in the management & business functions of agricultural businesses.
AGR 138 Livestock Selection
The course is an introduction to visual appraisal and the use of offspring data in livestock selection. It is deigned for the beginner in livestock evaluation.
AGR 142 Ag In Our Society
This course is an orientation to the world of agriculture and agribusiness. Career and vocational opportunities will be explored, as well as the objectives, development, and organization of the agricultural sector. This course is required for all freshman agriculture majors.
AGR 151-159 Applied Ag Techniques
Applied Ag Techniques I-IX includes various structured activities in the areas of animal science and husbandry, agronomy and soils, ag economics and business, natural resources management and agricultural technology / mechanics. Individual projects may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor including lab type activities. This course will explore all aspects of agriculture with an added emphasis in the areas of personal / animal safety and welfare, policy and regulations, and personal responsibility. Use of leadership, communication, time management and decision making activities will be included.
AGR 176 Horse Production
This course is an in-depth study of horse production. Topics include breeding, feeding, management, marketing, and training.
AGR 185 Computers in Agriculture
This course is an introduction to the agricultural applications of computers that provides a college level overview of hardware and software for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, making presentations, and accessing the Internet. Ethical issues relating to computer use will also be discussed.
AGR 191 Problems in Agriculture
This course is designed to allow students to study a specific problem in the field of agriculture. The problem will be individualized to meet employment or personal needs in the student's program of study.
AGR 221-229 Occupational Work Experience
This course is designed to provide students with additional job-related agricultural skills while working at an approved work site. Minimum requirements for the course include: at least on hundred twenty (120) work hours per credit hour, supervision by the employer and the instructor, and a report of job experiences and hours worked. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
AGR 231 Intro to Agribusiness / Ag Economics
This course is designed as an introduction to the principles of agricultural economics. It is designed to help students apply basic economic concepts to agribusiness, and to understand the workings of the agriculture sector in relation to the U.S. and world economy.
AGR 232 Marketing Ag Products
This course will examine the agricultural marketing system, from the producer to the ultimate consumer. Major topics include cash grain marketing, cash livestock marketing, and limiting risk in marketing through the use of hedging, forward contracting, and options. The course includes both marketing theory and practical applications.
AGR 236 Farm Management
This course applies economic principles to the organization and management of an agricultural firm. Major topics include management, planning/budgeting, business control, acquiring and managing resources, and managing risk and uncertainty.
AGR 239 Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition
This course is an introduction to the study of the nutrition of common farm animals. Topics include nutrients and digestion, balancing rations, evaluating feeds and additives, and specific ration requirements for common farm animals at different stages of production and/or reproduction.
AGR 241 Range Management
This course examines the principles and practices of range management from an ecological perspective. Emphasis is on both theoretical and the applied. Field trips will be utilized for grass identification and observation of management techniques.
AGR 242 Beef Cattle Production
This course is an in-depth study of beef cattle production. Topics include breeding, feeding, marketing, and management.
AGR 245 Elements of Meats
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of meat science. This course is oriented toward the meat industry as it exists in the United States. Information on meat produced by cattle, swine, sheep and poultry will be covered.
AGR 247 Artificial Insemination
This course is designed to teach students the theory and practice of artificial insemination. Practice in artificial insemination of beef cattle is included.
AGR 250 Companion Animal Management
This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of small animal care, management and career opportunities. The use of companion animals in society, their value and production systems will be explored. Topics include basic biology, breed identification, health, handling, and selection.
AGR 253 Feedlot Operations
This course will cover the skills needed for caring for animals, the environment, working safely and equipment maintenance needed in daily feedlot operations. BQA certification is required for course completion.
AGR 254 Farm, Home, & Ranch Repair I
This course allows students to learn basic principles, which apply to the repair and maintenance of a farm, home or ranch. It will teach sound procedures in the areas of fencing, framing & foundations, welding & cutting of metal, and concrete while implementing safety skills & practices.
AGR 255 Farm Welding
This course allows students to learn basic principles, which apply to the repair and maintenance of a farm, home or ranch. It will teach sound procedures in the areas of welding and cutting of metal while implementing safety skills & practices.
AGR 264 Farm Home & Ranch Repair II
This course allows students to learn basic principles, which apply to the repair and maintenance of a farm or ranch. It will teach sound procedures in the areas of electricity & wiring, electrical motors, spray & brush painting, and plumbing while implementing safety skills & practices.