• Instructors:
                         Laura Neislein
                         Tom Hulshof

    Agriculture Education Course Descriptions

    Ag Science 1

    This is an introductory course that is designed to allow a student to explore the field of agriculture.  Students will study leadership, the national FFA organization, careers, animal science, plant science, ag mechanics, and product processing.  Each student will develop a Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAEP). 

    Ag Science 2

    This class will build on what students learned in agscience one with additional instruction in plant science, soils, forestry, FFA, leadership, landscaping, horticulture and ag mechanics.  Students will continue developing their Supervised Agriculture Experience Proagram (SAEP).

    Agriculture Mechanics

    Students will develop basic skills in the use and understanding of project planning, power tools, woodworking, metalworking, arc and mig welding, oxy-acetylene cutting and welding, and small engine operation and maintenance.  The students will carry out a Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAEP).  Leadership development will continue in the FFA chapter.

    Agriculture Construction

    Student will become proficient in arc and mig welding along with oxy-acetylene and wood working.  Each student will build a project using woodworking or metalworking skills.  They will develop a Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAEP)  and continue leadership development through the FFA

    Horticulture

    Students will receive classroom and hands-on experience in plant science, and plant propagation, plant identification, greenhouse operation and management, along with career and personal development.  Students will grow poinsettias and other greenhouse crops while learning the requirements to produce and market various plant types.  Students will continue developing their SAEP and leadership development in the FFA chapter.

    Natural Resources Management

    Students will analyze the importance of the management of natural resources.  They will learn about the history and policies associated with natural resources and issues facing the management of natural resources such as: water, soil, wildlife, and our forests.  Students will continue developing their SAEP and leadership development in the FFA chapter.

    Ag Business/Sales

    Students will learn about opportunities available in agribusiness involving sales and marketing.  They will learn how to develop advertising displays and how to keep business records, personnel management, and human relations and communications.  They will receive instruction in how to successfully interview and create a resume.  Students will continue developing their SAEP and leadership development in the FFA chapter.

    Landscaping and Turfgrass Management

    Students will learn how to develop and install a landscape design and how to manage and maintain a beautiful landscape.  They will learn about nursery management, and landscape plant identification.  Students will continue developing their SAEP and leadership development in the FFA chapter.

    Small Animal Care and Management

    Students will learn about how to care for small animals.  Instruction will include animal anatomy, grooming, nutrition, and disease prevention for small animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits and birds.  Students will continue developing their SAEP and leadership development in the FFA chapter

    Food Science and Technology

    Students will learn how food is processed and how food safety is maintained.  They will learn about the advancements made in food technology and the importance of a safe food supply.  Current events in food innovation and safety will also be studied in this course.  Students will continue developing their SAEP and leadership development in the FFA chapter.