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Agriculture Department

Agricultural Science I

Prerequisite: None

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

 First year in Vocational Agriculture.  Designed to teach introductory skills in livestock selection, reproduction, genetics, and record keeping, agricultural careers, agricultural mechanics and supervised agricultural experience program.  (1 Unit)

 

Agricultural Science II

Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I or Instructor’s Permission

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Units of instruction include: field crops of Missouri, soils, plants, plant growth and reproduction, small grain production, row crop production, forage production, horticulture, leadership careers, record keeping, and agricultural mechanics.  (1 Unit)

 

Agricultural Construction

Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II or Instructors Permission

Grade: 11, 12

An advanced course in agricultural mechanics designed to provide “hands-on” construction experience.  Skills are developed which are used for the farm and in agribusiness applications.  Course may be taken in both the junior and senior years with the instructor’s permission.   Units of instruction include: shop safety, welding woodworking, and shop skills development.  After instructional units have been completed students are expected to complete projects for themselves or others in the community. (1 Unit)

 

Advanced Crop Production and Marketing

Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II or Instructor’s permission

Grade: 11, 12

Designed for the student wanting to increase his/her knowledge of modern crop production practices.  Units of instruction include: corn production, soybean production, forage production, and grain marketing. (1 Unit)  

 

Advanced Livestock Production and Marketing

Prerequisite: Agricultural Science I and II

Grade: 11, 12

Designed for the student who wants to increase his/her knowledge of livestock production.  Units of instruction include: genetics, nutrition, reproduction, livestock selection, management, marketing, and disease prevention.  Units will deal with both swine and cattle. (1 Unit)

Agricultural Structures I

Prerequisites: Agricultural Science I and II or Instructor’s Permission

Grade: 11, 12

Topics covered relate to the design and construction of farm structures and jobs relating to farm building construction.  Areas studied include: electricity, building layout and design, and carpentry.  (1 Unit)

 

Agricultural Structures II

Prerequisite: Agricultural Structures I

Grade: 11, 12

A more in-depth study of the design and construction of farm structures and jobs relating to farm building construction.  Areas studied include: electricity, plumbing, concrete, and surveying skills. (1 Unit)

 

Advanced Welding

Prerequisite:  Agricultural Science I and II or Instructor’s Permission

Grade:  11, 12

A semester class designed to provide “hands-on” experiences in the areas of arc/MIG welding, Oxyacetylene cutting/welding, plasma cutting, and project design and construction.  (1/2 Unit)

 

Horticulture

Prerequisite:  None

Grade:  9, 10, 11, 12

A semester class designed to provide a student with the basic knowledge of the horticulture field, greenhouse operation, and garden plan propagation.  The students will plant garden seeds and care for the seedlings until they are to be transplanted into a garden.  (1/2 Unit)