FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS OF AGRISCIENCE by bjb17276

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									          FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS OF AGRISCIENCE
                                   UNIT
AUGUST       26-29       CLASS ORIENTATION
                        a. Expectations/Requirements/Course Outline
                   b. Student Information
                        c. Classroom Behavior
                        d. TOUR OF AG FACILITIES/SCHOOL FARM

SEPTEMBER    30-30      INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE/FOOD SCIENCE
                        a. Major Agriculture and Natural Resource Issues
                        b. Ag. History Timeline/Major Ag. Inventions/Ag. Family Tree
                        c. Major Agriculture Commodities of WV/US
                        d. World/U.S./WV AG Statistics
                        e. Human Nutrition/Food Groups
                        f. Food Processing
                        g. Food Nutrient Lab
                        h. Food Label Activity/Food Journal
                        i. Dairy Products Contest or Poultry Contest
                        j. Field Trip: Ohio Farm Science Review

OCTOBER      3-17       HUNTER’S SAFETY COURSE


OCTOBER       18-14     INTRODUCTION TO THE FFA: Facts&History, Leadership,
NOVEMBER      28-6      FFA Creed, Parliamentary Procedure
DECEMBER               a. Agriscience Curriculum Overview
                         b. FFA History/Facts (Web Activity-National FFA)
                        c Code of Ethics/Jacket
                         d Awards and Degrees (Handbook)
                         e FFA Activities
                       f. Setting FFA Goals (Your future)
                         g. FFA Creed- Recite and What Creed Means(Video)
                       h. Chapter Officer Positions - Elect Class Officers
                       i. Program of Activities
                       j. Opening Ceremony
                       k. Greenhand Requirements
                         l. Gavel Use (Video)
                         m. Types of Motions
                         n. Using motions/discussion in a meeting
                        o. Committee Work/ Team Work

NOVEMBER     15-18      SWINE SCIENCE UNIT (Part 1)
                       a. Parts, Wholesale and Retail Carcass
                     b. Hog slaughtering
                     c. Ham/Bacon Carcasses

DECEMBER    7-22      AGRICULTURAL CAREERS
                     a. Career Areas
                     b. Preparing for the future - Career Interview, Job
                   Application, Resume
                     c. Dollars and Sense
                     d. College
                      e. When I’m Twenty Something!

JANUARY     3-31      RUMINANT AGRICULTURAL ANIMALS
                      (BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY CATTLE, SHEEP, GOATS)
                      a. Facts/Terminology
                      b. Breeds (Internet)
                      c. Body Parts/Cuts of Meat
                      d. Selection/Genetics/Judging
                      e. Designing own Breed of Beef Cattle
                      f. Diseases/Animal Health
                      g. Management/Production Systems/Equipment
                      h. The Milking Process/Milk Processing
                      i. Udder Dissection Lab
                      j. Butter Making Lab
                      k. Can I use as an SAE?


FEBRUARY 1-28         INTRODUCTION TO SAE’S
                      a. Choosing an SAE
                      b. Types of SAEs
                      c. Business Agreements
                      d. Inventory and Depreciation
                      e. Expense/Income
                      f. Financial Statements
                      g. Marketing Your SAE

MARCH      1-24       MONOGASTRIC AGRICULTURAL ANIMALS
                      (SWINE AND EQUINE)
                      a. Facts/Terminology
                      b. Breeds (Internet)
                      c. Body Parts
                      d. Selection/Genetics/Judging
                      e. Uses and Purposes of Equine
                      f. Diseases/Animal Health
                   g. Management/Production Systems/Equipment
                   h. Swine Management – Farrowing House and Care and Baby Pig
                      Management
                   i. Can I use as an SAE?


MARCH 27-           TRACTOR SAFETY AND OPERATION
APRIL 7             a. Safety; Tractor and ATV
                    b. Tractor Maintenance
                   c. Tractor Driving/Backing Wagons
                   d. Tractor Implements


APRIL   18-28       PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCE UNIT
                   a. Plant Parts/Functions
                   b. Plant Processes
                   c. Plant Propagation
                   d. Plant nutrients and fertilizers/ Soil Science
                   e. Plant Germination/Growth Experiment


MAY         1-8     VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
                    a. Choosing a site
                   b. Garden Calendar Information
                   c. Garden layout and design
                   d. Equipment for tillage and planting
                   e. Planting crops at school farm

MAY/
JUNE        10-1   AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS
                   a. Safety
                   b. How to read a rule
                   c. Hand Tools Mastery
                   d. Wood Concrete Float Project
                   e. Tool Conditioning

								
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