Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Agriscience
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1.) Identify career opportunities within the agricultural industry.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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2.) Identify safety rules and procedures required for working with hand and power tools in agricultural operations.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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3.) Determine the impact of the agricultural industry on the economies of Alabama, the United States, and the world.

•  Describing major factors in world consumer preferences
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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4.) Describe basic human needs, including food, clothing, and shelter.

•  Describing benefits of an abundant, inexpensive, and safe food supply produced by United States farmers for the American population
Examples: abundance—independence from foreign food imports

- inexpensive—less income spent on food

- safe food supply—better overall health of populations

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Agriscience
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5.) Describe criteria for selecting a SAE.

Examples: years in program, career interest, career advantages

•  Identifying requirements of a SAE, including manageability, availability of facilities, financing, and record keeping
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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6.) Demonstrate qualities of leadership, including cooperation, citizenship, and communication.

Examples: cooperation - teamwork

- citizenship—community service

- communication—written and verbal skills

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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7.) Contrast sources of agricultural and nonagricultural pollution in water supplies.

Examples: agricultural pollution—fertilizers, pesticides

- nonagricultural pollution—trash, industrial wastes

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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8.) Differentiate renewable from nonrenewable natural resources.

Examples: renewable—water, trees

- nonrenewable—fossil fuels

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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9.) Compare methods of soil, water, and wildlife conservation.

Examples: soil—cover cropping, wind breaks, no-till farming, terracing

- water—creating water reservoirs

- wildlife—restocking, following governmental regulations

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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10.) Explain benefits of forests and woodlands.

Examples: aesthetics, recreation, building materials, wildlife, water, air purification

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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11.) Compare structure, size, and scale of various breeds of domesticated animals.

•  Describing the importance of domesticated animals
•  Describing the benefits of various breeds of domesticated animals
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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12.) Explain the role of plants in the transfer of energy through food chains.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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13.) Describe the structure and function of seeds.

•  Describing proper handling, storage, and care of seeds
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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14.) Distinguish fruits from vegetables.

•  Identifying locally grown fruits and vegetables
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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15.) Explain the impact of fertilizers and pesticides on plant growth.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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16.) Analyze biotechnology to determine benefits to the agriculture industry.

Examples: improved productivity, medical advancements, environmental benefits

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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17.) Describe technology used in the agricultural industry.

Examples: remote sensing, robotics, global positioning systems (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS), electronic reference sources, data management software

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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18.) Explain the importance of agribusiness marketing skills, including salesmanship, customer service, and advertising.

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (2009)
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19.) Interpret a woodworking project plan.

•  Identifying whole number and fractional designations on a standard ruler
•  Recognizing uses of basic woodworking tools and materials
•  Demonstrating techniques for sanding and finishing wood