Agriculture (AGRI)

AGRI 115. Agriculture Math

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
Student will apply practical math skills to master mathematical concepts intrinsic to producing, processing and marketing agricultural products.

AGRI 191. First Year Seminar

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
This course is designed to address selected topics in agriculture.

AGRI 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

AGRI 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

AGRI 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

AGRI 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

AGRI 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 12.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

AGRI 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

AGRI 241. Farm Management Education

Credits: 1-6
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 200.00 credits.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
The Farm Management Education program provides a practical study of the farming business for farm families currently engaged in managing their farms or ranches.

AGRI 242. Advanced Farm Management Education

Credits: 1-4
Prerequisite: AGRI 241 or department approval.
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 200.00 credits.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This course continues the application of farm management principles for decision making.

AGRI 275. Introduction to Precision Farming

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This course is designed to introduce the student to precision farming applications. Students will receive hands on training using handheld global positioning systems, differential global positioning systems and GIS software.

AGRI 276. Data Collection and Management

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: AGRI 275.
Typically Offered: FALL
This course will experiment with types and methods of data collection of spatial data. The majority of the course will concentrate on datalogging using GPS receivers (various monitors, rugged handheld units, and iPads), utilizing mobile software and geospatial apps. The course also will include downloading data from the Internet and evaluation and purchase of data from commercial sources. Students will learn data collection processes based on a real world project. They will be responsible for identifying a study area, a question or management issue, and the data needed to answer the question.

AGRI 285. Precision Agriculture - Systems Software

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: AGRI 275
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course introduces various precision farming software in real-world applications. Discussion of how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be used to input and store data, assist in the analysis of data and create interpretive maps. It focuses on initial setup of software, data management and evaluation, saving and unloading data cards, processing field data, and compiling prescription application maps.

AGRI 286. Advanced Mapping

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: AGRI 285.
Typically Offered: SPRING
This course covers the use of spatial data for recordkeeping, analytical decision making and modeling prescription maps for variable rate applications. Student will use various data sets and apply GIS functions to answer management questions. A major component of this course will be determining relationships and establishing patterns in yield and other cropping factors and interpretation of these patterns and relationships.

AGRI 289. Agriculture Industry Training

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: FALL
Agriculture Industry Training topics are developed by faculty to take advantage of learning opportunities that are available through industry professionals to prepare for required internships and potential careers. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

AGRI 291. Second Year Seminar

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALL
This course is designed to address selected topics in agriculture.

AGRI 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

AGRI 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

AGRI 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

AGRI 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 12.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

AGRI 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.