Agriculture (AGR)

Agriculture (AGR)

110 Agriculture Issues
Introduces the discipline of agriculture by exploring problems, issues, and philosophies of its practice through history and around the world.   
Three hours, three credits.

150, 151, 152, 153 Fitting and Showing
Allows students hands-on experience with livestock by training in practices associated with livestock fitting and showing, the art of animal display.
Two hours, one credit.

180, 181, 280, 281, 380, 381, 480, 481 Practicum
Allows the student to gain firsthand experience and knowledge of procedures and practices common to the field by providing service to program, college, business, and/or the community.  Repeated for up to 8 credits, assuming a range of experiences.  Prerequisite: AGR 110.  Pass/Fail
Forty-five service hours, one credit.

201 Introduction to Animal Science
A study of animal agriculture, including its scope, products derived from animals, the anatomy and physiology of farm and companion animals, animal nutrition, breeding and genetics, animal behavior, animal health, and management of farm and companion animals.
Five hours, four credits.

202 Introduction to Plant Science (also BIO 202)
(See BIO 202)
Five hours, four credits.

219 Introduction to Horticulture (also HOR 219)
An introduction to the principles and practices of horticulture, including the production, harvesting, storage, marketing, utilization, and improvement of fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and other specialized plants.  Prerequisite: BIO 202
Six hours, four credits.

232 Livestock Evaluation and Judging
Covers comparative judging and statistical trait evaluation of livestock conformation and performance, using various formats, from live judging to spreadsheet records, to broaden student experience.
Five hours, three credits.

301 Principles of Field and Forage Crop Production
Considers the importance of agronomy and focuses on management of the crop environment, while emphasizing variety in crops and cultivation practices as a means of developing the concepts of field and forage cropping systems.  Prerequisite: BIO 202.
Six hours, four credits.

302 Principles of Animal Production
Covers the significance of animal agriculture and concentrates on the practical production and management of various domestic animals – beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, etc.  Prerequisite: AGR 201.
Six hours, four credits.

314 Animal and Plant Breeding and Genetics
Investigates applied animal and crop breeding and genetics, the anatomy and physiology of reproduction, and the factors affecting reproductive efficiency.  Also includes a section on artificial insemination, embryo transfer, cloning, and newer technologies.  Prerequisites: AGR 201 and 202.
Six hours, four credits.

315 Soil Science and Management (also ESC/HOR 315)
Examines properties of arable and natural soils, considering their various ecological functions, and studies productive management of soil tilth and fertility, while developing concepts of conservative, sustainable practice.  Prerequisites: BIO 101 and CHM 101 or 103.
Six hours, four credits.

321 Plant Propagation
(See HOR 321)
Five hours, three credits.

390, 490 Special Topics in Agriculture (also HOR 390/490)
Specifically designed for agriculture majors to be able to design an independent study class in a specialized field that is not normally in the schedule.
One to four hours credit.

410 Greenhouse Management
(see HOR 410)
Six hours, four credits.

411 Landscape Design and Management
(see HOR 411)
Six hours, four credits.

413 Animal Diseases
Focuses on etiology, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of diseases of common domestic animals, developing principles of safe, effective control and protection.  Prerequisite: BIO 101 and Junior or Senior Standing.
Three hours, three credits.

415 Plant Diseases (also HOR 415)
Studies plant disease development and control with applications in agronomy, horticulture, forestry, and natural areas and covers both organismal and environmental factors of disease.  Prerequisite: BIO 202.
Six hours, four credits.

417 Farm Business Management
Consideration is given to the institutions which are related to the resources employed in agriculture with particular attention to the implication related to the various methods of acquiring them.  The primary emphasis of the course will be the organization and use of the farm for maximum profit.  This course includes the preparation of a farm business plan.
Five hours, three credits.

418 Plant Pest Management (also HOR 418)
Treats the biology, classification, ecology, and damage of important arthropod, weed, and vertebrate pests of forest, field, and nursery and emphasizes development and use of integrated controls, both economic and environmental.  Prerequisite: AGR 301, AGR 315, or ESC 211.
Six hours, four credits.

495, 496 Independent Research (also HOR 495, 496)
Under faculty supervision, students will design and carry out a vigorous scientific study of a specific problem in agriculture.  Written and oral presentations of the research are required.  Prerequisites: AGR 201 and BIO 202.
One to three credits.