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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Agriscience
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1.) Identify major agricultural commodities in the local area, state, nation, and world.

•  Sequencing major changes and accomplishments in the history of agriculture
•  Describing various agricultural organizations and their roles in the agricultural industry
•  Defining agriculture and major divisions of the agricultural industry.
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Determine factors in developing an effective career plan, including procedures for obtaining employment.

•  Identifying various careers in the agricultural industry
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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3.) Identify tool and equipment safety procedures in woodworking, welding, electrical, small engine, plumbing, and masonry operations.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Utilize technology to access, manage, and integrate information in the agricultural industry.

Examples: Internet, spreadsheets, databases

•  Identifying technological advancements that enhance the agricultural industry
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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5.) Apply problem-solving skills to resolve agribusiness issues.

•  Explaining the eight steps in the decision-making process
•  Describing fundamental principles of economics that affect the management of a business, including supply and demand
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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6.) Identify characteristics of a SAE program, including manageability, record keeping, availability of facilities, and financing.

•  Identifying principles of financial literacy
•  Describing factors to be considered in agricultural entrepreneurial opportunities
Examples: risk, reward, business climate, obtaining finances

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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7.) Demonstrate communication skills, including prepared public speaking, extemporaneous speaking, creed speaking, and parliamentary procedure, through career development events (CDEs).

•  Demonstrating leadership and teamwork skills gained through student organization activities
Examples: activities—CDEs, proficiency awards, officer leadership opportunities, teamwork opportunities

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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8.) Identify methods for conserving the environment. Identify methods for conserving the environment.

•  Explaining the importance of natural resources
•  Describing techniques for recycling, reusing, and reducing the use of natural resources
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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9.) Identify major soil areas in Alabama.

•  Identifying layers of soil in a soil profile
•  Determining the texture of various soil samples
•  Determining the land capability class for a given plot of land
•  Explaining how to adjust soil pH
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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10.) Determine characteristics and functions of plants.

•  Explaining plant processes, including photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration
•  Identifying the sixteen essential elements needed for plant health and growth
•  Identifying various requirements needed to produce successful vegetable gardens, greenhouse plants, and landscape plants
•  Propagating plants sexually and asexually
•  Explaining how agricultural crops can be utilized as alternative fuel sources
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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11.) Determine forest management practices.

•  Identifying trees for local, state, national, and global markets
•  Applying mathematical concepts to the measurement of trees and land
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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12.) Identify common breeds of livestock and their characteristics, including cattle, swine, sheep, equine, and poultry.

•  Identifying species-specific terminology used to describe livestock
Examples: bovine—bull, cow, heifer, steer, calf

- equine—stallion, mare, foal, gelding, filly

- swine—boar, sow, piglet, gilt, barrow

•  Explaining practices used to manage livestock, including handling, breeding, vaccinating, and transporting
•  Determining nutritional requirements for livestock, including cattle, swine, sheep, equine, and poultry
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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13.) Differentiate among types of aquaculture enterprises in Alabama, including catfish, crawfish, shrimp, and tilapia.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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14.) Assess ethical and legal responsibilities for conduct in wildlife management.

•  Identifying state hunting laws and regulations concerning wildlife
•  Explaining hunter ethics
•  Determining management practices used to enhance wildlife habitats
•  Explaining hunting safety practices
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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15.) Describe the importance of pest management in the agricultural industry.

•  Comparing types of pesticides and how they control pests
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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16.) Apply mathematical, reading, and writing skills used in woodworking.

•  Developing a plan of procedure for a woodworking project
•  Interpreting a plan of procedure for a woodworking project
•  Demonstrating procedures for constructing a woodworking project, including completing a bill of materials, calculating board feet, selecting tools, applying measurements, cutting, assembling, and finishing
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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17.) Demonstrate procedures used in arc welding.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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18.) Explain the theory of operation for two- and four-cycle small engines.

•  Performing routine care and maintenance on small engines
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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19.) Demonstrate procedures used in wiring electrical circuits.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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20.) Identify procedures for installing and maintaining water and sewage lines for agricultural structures.

•  Demonstrating the installation of plumbing fixtures
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