AGR 102 Horse Care & Training
This course is an introduction to all aspects of horsemanship for the beginner, including horse care and husbandry, horse handling, and riding techniques.
AGR 112 Equine Anatomy & Physiology
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic structure & function of the horse. In depth study of the skeletal, nervous, cardiovascular and muscular systems will take place. Special attention will be directed to the feet & legs and conformation.
AGR 115 Horsemanship
This course is designed for students who understand the fundamentals of horse care and feeding and have some proficiency in Western riding. Major topics for the course include horse anatomy and conformation, health care, training, and advanced riding techniques.
AGR 116 Beginning Horseshoeing
This course deals with the theory and application of hoof care and hoof trimming.
AGR 117 Horticulture
Introduction to the basic concept and practices of horticulture. Emphasis is on the establishment, management and use of horticulture plants in the garden and home. Students will have hands-on experience while learning about seedlings, cuttings, potting and planting.
AGR 118 Farrier Science I
This course is an introduction to shoeing. Students evaluate shoeing jobs, learn proper trimming, select factory shoes, and start the nailing process. It also reinforces the basic anatomy of the hoof and limb.
AGR 119 Farrier Science II
This course is geared towards developing a working knowledge of the craft. Emphasis of this class is on shoe shaping, leveling, and fitting a factory shoe. Forge work is started by modifying factory shoes.
AGR 131 Plant Science
This course is an introduction to the biological principles involved in the production of economically important agricultural plants. Attention is given to plant morphology, anatomy, physiology, classification, propagation, and genetics, as well as environmental factors affecting plant growth. Exercises in the laboratory support the instruction in the classroom.
AGR 132 Animal Science
The course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles which apply to the broad field of animal science. Topics include a survey of the industry, types and products of livestock, and principles of breeding, nutrition, and reproduction.
AGR 133 Crop Production
This course is an in-depth study of production and management of corn, wheat, milo, and other major crops.
AGR 134 Livestock Production
This course continues the study of animal science, with an emphasis on livestock products, livestock behavior, livestock equipment, laws applicable to livestock, and current issues in the livestock industry.
AGR 136 Soils
This course is an introduction to the principles of soil science, including the formation of soils; physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils; soil classification; and soil management. Laboratory exercises provide practical experiences in the nature and properties of soils
AGR 137 Ag Seminar
This course includes structured activities in the areas of animal science, aquaculture, horticulture, agronomy and soils. There will be lab activities as assigned by instructor. This course will explore all aspects of agriculture with an emphasis in the management & business functions of agricultural businesses.
AGR 138 Livestock Selection
The course is an introduction to visual appraisal and the use of offspring data in livestock selection. It is deigned for the beginner in livestock evaluation.
AGR 142 Ag In Our Society
This course is an orientation to the world of agriculture and agribusiness. Career and vocational opportunities will be explored, as well as the objectives, development, and organization of the agricultural sector. This course is required for all freshman agriculture majors.
AGR 151-159 Applied Ag Techniques
Applied Ag Techniques I-IX includes various structured activities in the areas of animal science and husbandry, agronomy and soils, ag economics and business, natural resources management and agricultural technology / mechanics. Individual projects may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor including lab type activities. This course will explore all aspects of agriculture with an added emphasis in the areas of personal / animal safety and welfare, policy and regulations, and personal responsibility. Use of leadership, communication, time management and decision making activities will be included.
AGR 176 Horse Production
This course is an in-depth study of horse production. Topics include breeding, feeding, management, marketing, and training.
AGR 216 Advanced Horseshoeing
This course deals with the theory and application of horseshoeing using advanced techniques and procedures. Pre-requisite: AGR116 Beginning Horseshoeing
AGR 217 Equine Behavior & Psychology
This course will cover the history, evaluation and development of the horse, including an in-depth study of the horse’s psyche. Attention will be focused on imprinting, bonding, fright and flight, as well as restraint in herd and hand activities. Behavior of the horse including the effects of the senses – hearing, smell, sight and touch will be stressed. The behavior of the normal and abnormal horse will be studied from birth through elder age.
AGR 218 Farrier Science III
This course allows the student to begin working more independently with the objective of completing the tasks. Continued use of the forge to modify factory shoes and begin making plates is expected.
AGR 219 Farrier Science IV
This course allows the student to continue shoeing independently using factory and modified shoes. Students are exposed to case studies of lameness, disease and movement interference. Advanced forge work is expected.
AGR 221–224 Occupational Work Experience
This course is designed to provide students with additional job-related agricultural skills while working at an approved work site. Minimum requirements for the course include: at least on hundred twenty (120) work hours per credit hour, supervision by the employer and the instructor, and a report of job experiences and hours worked. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.
AGR 231 Ag Economics
This course is designed as an introduction to the principles of agricultural economics. It is designed to help students apply basic economic concepts to agribusiness, and to understand the workings of the agriculture sector in relation to the U.S. and world economy.
AGR 232 Marketing Ag Products
This course will examine the agricultural marketing system, from the producer to the ultimate consumer. Major topics include cash grain marketing, cash livestock marketing, and limiting risk in marketing through the use of hedging, forward contracting, and options. The course includes both marketing theory and practical applications.
AGR 236 Farm Management
This course applies economic principles to the organization and management of an agricultural firm. Major topics include management, planning/budgeting, business control, acquiring and managing resources, and managing risk and uncertainty.
AGR 239 Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition
This course is an introduction to the study of the nutrition of common farm animals. Topics include nutrients and digestion, balancing rations, evaluating feeds and additives, and specific ration requirements for common farm animals at different stages of production and/or reproduction.
AGR 241 Range Management
This course examines the principles and practices of range management from an ecological perspective. Emphasis is on both theoretical and the applied. Field trips will be utilized for grass identification and observation of management techniques.
AGR 242 Beef Cattle Production
This course is an in-depth study of beef cattle production. Topics include breeding, feeding, marketing, and management.
AGR 245 Elements of Meats
This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of meat science. This course is oriented toward the meat industry as it exists in the United States. Information on meat produced by cattle, swine, sheep and poultry will be covered.
AGR 247 Artificial Insemination
This course is designed to teach students the theory and practice of artificial insemination. Practice in artificial insemination of beef cattle is included.
AGR 250 Companion Animal Management
This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of small animal care, management and career opportunities. The use of companion animals in society, their value and production systems will be explored. Topics include basic biology, breed identification, health, handling, and selection.
AGR 252 Feedlot Management
This course allows students to learn basic principles, which apply to the management of a feedlot. It will teach sound procedures in the management & marketing of beef cattle, the management of feedyard personnel & customers as well as the basic business procedures needed to ensure the success of the business organization.
AGR 253 Feedlot Operations
This course will cover the skills needed for caring for animals, the environment, working safely and equipment maintenance needed in daily feedlot operations.
AGR 254 Farm, Home, & Ranch Repair I
This course allows students to learn basic principles, which apply to the repair and maintenance of a farm, home or ranch. It will teach sound procedures in the areas of fencing, framing & foundations, welding & cutting of metal, and concrete while implementing safety skills & practices.
AGR 255 Farm Welding
This course allows students to learn basic principles, which apply to the repair and maintenance of a farm, home or ranch. It will teach sound procedures in the areas of welding and cutting of metal while implementing safety skills & practices.
AGR 264 Farm Home & Ranch Repair II
This course allows students to learn basic principles, which apply to the repair and maintenance of a farm or ranch. It will teach sound procedures in the areas of electricity & wiring, electrical motors, spray & brush painting, and plumbing while implementing safety skills & practices.