Agriculture

AGRI 1101 – Agricultural Economics

3 credits

An introduction to the field of agricultural economics as it relates to production, consumption, marketing, prices, supply and demand, records and finance.

AGRI 1106 – Principles of Crop Science

4 credits

General principles of field crop production. Factors such as environmental concerns, economic constraints, weather, soil fertility, varietal differences, cultural practices, and pests will be discussed. Course will also cover basic tillage practices, basic crop breeding and development, and harvest techniques of popular field crops. Specific crops include corn, soybeans, wheat, and other crops that have potential in the Midwest.

AGRI 1107 – Principles of Animal Science

4 credits

Selection, breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of beef, sheep, swine, equine, and poultry. Emphasis placed on livestock systems and current production technologies. Course also covers principles of livestock breeding/genetics, reproduction, and feed management.

AGRI 1114 – Principles of Horticulture

4 credits

The student will learn the culture of many horticultural plants. Turf management, floriculture, greenhouse management, and landscaping are included in this study. Also includes cultural practices, basics of greenhouse management, gardening practices, basic tools of the industry, harvest and sale of select plants.

AGRI 1119 – Greenhouse Management

4 credits | Prerequisite: AGRI 1114

This course introduces the student to greenhouses and related equipment used to manipulate the environment to best economical advantage in the production of greenhouse crops: flower, vegetable and foliage plants. Included are topics on greenhouse location and construction, heating, cooling, soils and fertility, lighting, crop scheduling, disease and insect control and environmental considerations. Some attention is given to business and the retailing of crops grown.

AGRI 1126 – Livestock Feeds and Feeding

3 credits | Prerequisite: AGRI 1107

A study of fundamental principles of feeds and feed use in farm livestock to meet nutritional and dietary requirements of farm animals. Digestive physiology will be introduced. This course includes study of specific nutrients and feedstuffs as related to domestic farm livestock. Feedstuffs will be studied in relation to value added to a ration. Ration formulation will be introduced.

AGRI 1199 – Seminar

1–6 credits

Discussion of particular issues in areas of special interest. May include topics in areas of animal science, crop production, ag business or horticulture.

AGRI 2200 – Agricultural Field Experience

1–9 credits (Field Experience)

Agricultural field experience is a paid (or unpaid) work activity which relates to an individual student's occupational (or learning) objectives, and which can be taken in lieu of elective courses in his/her program. The experience will be coordinated by an agricultural faculty member who will assist the student in planning the experience, visit the site of the experience for a conference with the student and his/her supervisor at least once during the quarter, and assign the course grade to the student after appropriate consultation with the employer/supervisor.

Students are required to have 2.5 work hours per week for 15 weeks = 37.5 work hours per semester of field experience for each 1 hour of credit that he/she has enrolled.

AGRI 2299 – Research Project

3 credits | Prerequisite: completion of core courses in Agriculture Production program

A supervised research project tailored to the individual needs and learning objectives of the student.