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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Agriscience Exploration
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1.) Describe career opportunities in the agricultural industry.

•  Evaluating factors for selecting an agriscience career
Examples: personal interests, abilities, preparation, salary

•  Describing desirable work habits for the agricultural industry
Examples: reporting to work on time, wearing appropriate clothing, following directions, cooperating with coworkers

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Describe safety rules and regulations that apply to the agricultural industry.

•  Demonstrating safe use of hand tools
•  Demonstrating safe use of power tools
•  Demonstrating safe techniques for small engine maintenance
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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3.) Explain the impact of agriculture on a county's economy, utilizing National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) information.

•  Describing the impact of an abundant, inexpensive, and safe food supply
Examples: abundant—independence from foreign food imports

- inexpensive—less income spent on food

- safe—better overall health of populations

•  Comparing United States and world agricultural practices
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Identify types of SAEs, including exploratory, research, placement, and entrepreneurship.

•  Describing the criteria for selecting an appropriate SAE
Examples: years in program, career interests, career advantages

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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5.) Demonstrate communication skills utilized within an agribusiness.

Examples: public speaking, letter writing

•  Demonstrating qualities of leadership, cooperation, and good citizenship within an agricultural organization
•  Demonstrating parliamentary procedures used to conduct agribusiness meetings
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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6.) Identify major body parts of cattle, swine, sheep, equine, and poultry.

•  Describing the impact of selective breeding and cloning on livestock breeds
•  Evaluating selected groups of animals according to confirmation, frame size, muscling, grade, and breed characteristics
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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7.) Describe methods and facilities used in the production of various aquatic species.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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8.) Describe structures and functions of the major parts of a plant.

•  Comparing photosynthesis and respiration
•  Identifying sexual methods of plant reproduction
•  Illustrating important techniques of asexual plant propagation
Examples: cuttings, division, grafting, layering, tissue culture

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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9.) Identify the major components of soil.

•  Comparing soil horizons
•  Relating soil characteristics to uses
Examples: texture, drainage, permeability, organic compression, class capabilities

•  Explaining the importance of soil to agriculture
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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10.) Relate populations within a habitat to communities, ecosystems, and biomes.

•  Comparing biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem
•  Identifying limiting factors that affect plant and animal populations in an ecosystem
Examples: food, shelter, water, climate, nutrients, physical space, disease, pollution, natural disasters

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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11.) Evaluate agricultural and nonagricultural sources of pollution.

•  Describing the potential impact of climate change on plants, animals, and land
•  Explaining effective methods of reducing pollution
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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12.) Develop a bill of materials and plan of procedure for a woodworking project.

•  Selecting the hardware required for a woodworking project
•  Calculating the number of board feet required for a woodworking project
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Construct a woodworking project.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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14.) Identify sources of electrical energy.

•  Explaining the electron theory and its relevance to electrical circuitry
•  Explaining the relationship between electricity and magnetism
•  Describing electrical terms, units, and symbols
•  Applying techniques for making electrical splices
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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15.) Perform routine care and maintenance on small engines.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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16.) Describe computer skills used in the agricultural industry.

Examples: researching electronic reference sources, managing data, analyzing data, and communicating information

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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17.) Explain uses of the geographic information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) as they relate to agriculture.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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18.) Explain ways agricultural products and services are marketed.

•  Describing the role of communication in agricultural marketing
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