AGRICULTURE, TECHNOLOGY & NATURAL RESOURCES COURSES
AGRICULTURE (AGEC, AGRI, ANSC, ASM, H&CE, PLSC, SOIL, VETS)
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (AGEC)
AGEC 141 Introduction to Agribusiness Management Spring 2 credits
This is an introductory course dealing with the economic importance of the agribusiness community and the potential for employment with the agribusiness industry.
AGEC 142 Agricultural Accounting Fall 3 credits
An introduction to the preparation of farm records and financial statements for use in business analysis.
AGEC 242 Introduction to Agricultural Management Fall 4 credits
Economic and managerial concepts related to farm or agribusiness production process, development of cost data, enterprise analysis, organization and management of production inputs.
AGEC 244 Introduction to Agricultural Marketing Spring 3 credits
A study of the agricultural marketing system to include cash marketing, commodity futures trading, branded products merchandising and the interrelationship of the government and international trade.
AGEC 246 Introduction to Agricultural Finance Spring 3 credits
Introduction to agricultural finance; provides background in farm and agribusiness credit use and evaluation. Discussion of specific financial conditions on farms and in agribusiness.
AGEC 250 AgriSales Spring 3 credits
The principles of salesmanship applied to the agricultural business. Topics include attitudes and value systems, basic behavioral patterns, relationship of sales to marketing, selling strategies, preparing for sales calls, making sales presentations, and closing sales.
AGRI 191 First Year Seminar Fall 2 credits
This course is designed to address selected topics in agriculture.
AGRI 241 Farm Management Education F&S 2 credit hours repeatable
The Farm Management Education program provides a practical study of the farming business for farm families currently engaged in managing their farms or ranches. Three semesters of enrollment per year.
AGRI 242 Advanced Farm Management Education F&S 2 credit hours repeatable
Prerequisite: Agri 241 or department approval. This course continues the application of farm management principles for decision making. Fall and spring enrollment only. Requirements - 3 years of AGRI 241 or a degree in Agriculture.
AGRI 275 Introduction to Precision Farming Fall 3 credits
This course is designed to introduce the student to precision farming applications. Students will receive hands-on training using handheld global positioning systems, differential global positioning systems and GIS software.
AGRI 285 Precision Agriculture Systems-Software Spring 2 credits
This course introduces various precision farming software in real-world applications. Discussion of how geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to input and store data, assist in the analysis of data and create interpretive maps. It focuses on initial setup of software, data management and evaluation, saving and unloading data cards, processing field data, and compiling prescription application maps. Prerequisite: AGRI 275.
AGRI 291 Second Year Seminar Fall 2 credits
This course is designed to address selected topics in agriculture.
AGRI 294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
Independent or directed study of special topics in agribusiness. Department chairperson approval required.
AGRI 299 Special Topics BD Variable 1-3 credits
Variable instructional topics in the field of agriculture. Repeatable with varied content. Consent of department chairperson.
AGRI 195-295 Service Learning F&S 1 credit
Maximum of six semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods. Joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum
AGRI 197-297 Cooperative Education/lnternship 1-3 credits repeatable up to 6 semester hours
Students get on-the-job experience under qualified supervision in agribusiness occupations. Work hours are arranged by the employer, advisor, and student. Student progress is checked by oral and written reports from the employer. Student-advisor conferences are held to discuss progress and/or problems. All co-op experiences are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Consent of department chairperson.
ANIMAL SCIENCE (ANSC)
ANSC 114 Introduction to Animal Sciences F&S 2 credits
General principles of the livestock industry and relationship to mankind. Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of ANSC 114L is required.
ANSC 114L Introduction to Animal Sciences Lab Fall 1 credit
Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of ANSC 114 is required.
ANSC 123 Feeds and Feeding Spring 2 credits
Principles of feeding livestock including digestive systems, nutrient requirements, nutrient characteristics, and sources utilized in the formulation of balanced rations. Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of ANSC 123L is required.
ANSC 123L Feeds and Feeding Lab Spring 1 credit
Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of ANSC 123 is required.
ANSC 220 Livestock Production Spring 2 credits
General production and management of major meat animal species. Topics include: production systems, feeding, facilities, health, economics, and marketing. Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of ANSC 220L is required.
ANSC 220L Livestock Production Lab Spring 1 credit
Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of ANSC 220 is required.
ANSC 252 Large Ruminant Production Spring 2 credits
Large ruminant production will explore common production practices of beef and dairy in the upper Midwest. A focus of the class will be making production decisions based on profitability and efficiency.
AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (ASM)
ASM 130 Agriculture Industry Machinery Operations Spring 2 credits
Operation of skid and oscillating loaders, fork lifts, tractors, trucks, trailers, agriculture application equipment and other agribusiness equipment. Students prepare for commercial driver's license. Defensive driving taught. Equipment lease service fee.
ASM 155 Agricultural Welding Spring 3 credits
Principles and operation of oxyacetylene, electrode, and wire feed welding.
ASM 175 Agriculture Industry Skills Fall 3 credits
The purpose of this course is to provide students the basic fundamentals and applications of agriculture industry skills in electricity, plumbing, selecting and using hardware, measurement, and structures.
HUMAN AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION (H&CE)
H&CE 241 Leadership & Presentation Techniques Fall 2 credits
Development of youth leadership professionals in educational settings; methods, principles, and practices in organizing, developing, conducting, and evaluating community-based student organizations and student leadership programs.
H&CE 281 Early Experience F&S 1 Credit
Field-based experience in a middle or high school educational setting. Provides an opportunity to observe and interact with students, teachers, and administrators.
PLANT SCIENCE (PLSC)
PLSC 110 World Food Crops Fall 2 credits
Scientific principles of crop growth, worldwide production, management alternatives, and processing for domestic and international consumption. AAS-MST. Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion PLSC 110L is required.
PLSC 110L World Food Crops Lab Fall 1 credit
Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of PLSC 110 is required.
PLSC 223 Introduction to Weed Science Spring 2 credits
Introduction of a basic knowledge of weeds, herbicide groups, the use of pesticides, economic and environmental considerations, personal safety, modes of action and terminology.. Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion PLSC 223L is required.
PLSC 223L Introduction to Weed Science Lab Spring 1 credit
Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of PLSC 223 is required.
PLSC 225 Principles of Crop Production Spring 3 credits
Principles of field crop production with emphasis on relationships of crops to their climate and production considerations as a means of managing resources and the environment.
PLSC 235 Field Scouting Techniques Spring 2 credits
The purpose of this course is to provide students the skills necessary for proper pest identification and crop scouting techniques. Information such as crop growth and development, pest life cycles, damage symptoms and economic thresholds will be covered. Communications skills and presentation techniques will also be emphasized.
PLSC 235L Field Scouting Techniques Lab Summer 1 credit
Repeatable up to four times. Field scouting activities will be done in the field at various locations throughout the summer to give the student practical field experience. Prerequisite: PLSC 235.
PLSC 243 Advanced Weed Science Fall 2 credits
Interpretation and understanding of herbicide mode of action, herbicide resistance, herbicide efficacy, herbicide toxicology, herbicide selectivity, and characteristics of weeds. Prerequisite: PLSC 223/223L.
PLSC 245 Advanced Crop Production Spring 2 credits
This is an advanced examination of crop production principles: nutrient management, soil and water management, integrated pest management, and crop management. Prerequisite: Completion of PLSC 225 Principles of Crop Production or instructor approval.
RANGE SCIENCE (RNG)
RNG 236 Introduction to Range Management Fall 3 credits
Principles of range management, which include plant identification, range evaluation, and range improvement.
SOIL 210 Introduction to Soil Science Fall 2 credits
Physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils as related to use, conservation, and plant growth. AAS-MST. Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of SOIL 210L is required.
SOIL 210L Introduction to Soil Science Lab Fall 1 credit
Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of SOIL 210 is required.
SOIL 222 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Spring 2 credits
Principles of plant nutrition and soil nutrient availability; soil testing and fertilizer recommendations and management. Macronutrient emphasis. Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of SOIL 222L is required.
SOIL 222L Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Lab Spring 1 credit
Concurrent registration in or previous successful completion of SOIL 222 is required.
VETERINARY SCIENCE (VETS)
VETS 101 Introduction to Veterinary Science Spring 2 credits
This course is an introduction to veterinary science. It will provide students with an overview of different breeds and species; disease and treatment fundamentals; veterinary terminology; basic pharmacology; dose calculations and public health.
VETS 239 Animal Health Fall 3 credits
Principles of animal health; prevention, sanitation, chemotherapy, immunology, disease symptoms, and management.