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AGRI 110: PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

4 hrs. (TC)

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This is a survey course in animal science involving the basic principles of genetics, physiology, nutrition, and product technology as they apply to the breeding, selection, feeding, and management of cattle, swine, sheep, poultry and horses. [IAI: AG 902]

AGRI 111: PORK PRODUCTION

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course introduces the student to the pork industry and the basic principles of pork production. The technical and scientific fields of breeding, selecting, feeding, housing, and management are studied as they apply to the swine enterprise.

AGRI 112: BASIC SOILS

4 hrs. (TC)

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This course provides fundamental principles of the nature and properties of soils, including origin, formation, and biological, chemical, and physical aspects. Soil dynamics, texture, structure, and soil reactions will be studied.

AGRI 113: PRINCIPLES OF SOIL FERTILITY

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of chemical properties of the various types of fertilizers, their production, use and relation to soil properties, environmental conditions, crop requirements and application. The economic implications of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, secondary and trace elements are considered.

AGRI 114: RUMINANT ANIMAL PRODUCTION

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course in practical animal science introduces the student to the technical and scientific principles of genetics, selection, physiology, nutrition, and management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, and sheep, with special emphasis on practical applications to management techniques.

AGRI 118: HARVESTING, DRYING, AND STORING GRAIN

2 hrs. (OC)

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This course includes the principles of harvesting, drying and storing of various agricultural crops common to this vicinity. It also includes a study of the selection and operation of the equipment necessary to harvest, dry and store agricultural crops.

AGRI 133: LIVESTOCK EVALUATION I

1 hr. (OC)

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This course provides for the study of relationships between form and function in the live evaluation and selection of beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. The student studies how to make accurate decisions about livestock quality and to defend those decisions with logical reasons.

AGRI 134: LIVESTOCK EVALUATION II

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: AGRI 133 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is a continuation of Livestock Evaluation I (AGRI 133), and provides for continued study of the relationships between form and function in the live evaluation and selection of beef cattle, swine, sheep and goats. The student studies how to make accurate decisions about livestock quality and to defend those decisions with logical reasons.

AGRI 200: INTRODUCTORY SOIL SCIENCE

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course is designed to provide the student with a theoretical understanding of biological, chemical and physical properties of soils. Practical soil management and conservation practices are studied. [IAI: AG 904]

AGRI 201: CROP PRODUCTION

4 hrs. (OC)

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This course is a study of the production and harvesting of farm crops and means for improving yield and will constitute the major portion of instruction. Topics discussed include adaptation and distribution of major crops, principles of plant growth and development, selection of varieties, cultural practices, diseases of crops, and market classes and grades of major crops of the area.

AGRI 203: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course is designed to encourage an integrated approach to pest management that ensures favorable economic, ecological, and sociological consequences. The use of genetics, biological, mechanical, cultural, and chemical methods of control will be emphasized, and the characteristics and properties of chemicals used in pest control will be studied. The identification of weeds, insects, and diseases will be incorporated with the proper methods to scout for these plant pests.

AGRI 204: INTRODUCTORY CROP SCIENCE

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course is an introduction to the kinds, origin, taxonomy, and morphology of field crops. Emphasis is placed on understanding basic principles of plant growth and development. A study of plant reproduction, crop improvement, and utilization of crops; cropping and tillage principles and practices, and field crop production hazards are included. [IAI: AG 903]

AGRI 233: LIVESTOCK EVALUATION III

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: AGRI 133 with a grade of "C" or better and AGRI 134 with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval.

This course is designed for students participating extensively in livestock judging competitions. This course is a continuation of Livestock Evaluation I and II and provides for continued study of the relationship between form and function in the live evaluation and selection of beef cattle, swine, sheep and goats. The student studies how to make accurate decisions about livestock quality and to defend those decisions with logical reasons.

AGRI 234: LIVESTOCK EVALUATION IV

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: AGRI 233 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is designed for students participating extensively in livestock judging competitions. It is a continuation of Livestock Evaluation III and provides for continued study of the relationship between form and function in the live evaluation and selection of beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. The student learns how to make accurate decisions about livestock quality and to defend those decisions with logical reasons.

Courses not currently being taught

AGRI 146 LIVESTOCK EVALUATION IV 3 (OC)
AGRI 146 LIVESTOCK EVALUATION IV 3 (OC)