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Agriculture Courses

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AGEC 141     PRINCIPLES OF AGRIBUSINESS MGMT     (2 credits)
This is an introductory course dealing with the economic importance of the agribusiness community and the potential for employment with the agribusiness industry.

AGEC 142     AGRICULTURAL ACCOUNTING     (2 credits)
An introduction to the preparation of farm records and financial statements for use in business analysis. 

AGEC 240     HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT     (3 credits)
Comparison of scientific and holistic thought models as applied to personal, organizational, and biological problem solving and goal setting.

AGEC 240L     HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT LAB     (1 credit)
Corequisite: AGEC 240. Applications of the holistic model to biological, financial, and land planning.

AGEC 242     INTRO TO AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT (3 credits)
Economic and managerial concepts related to farm or agribusiness production process, development of cost data, enterprise analysis, organization and management of production inputs.

AGEC 244     INTRO TO AGRICULTURAL MARKETING     (3 credits)
A study of the agricultural marketing system to include cash marketing, commodity futures trading, branded products merchandising, and the interrelationship of the government and international trade.

AGEC 246     INTRO TO AGRICULTURAL FINANCE (2 credits)
Introduction to agricultural finance; provides background in farm and agribusiness credit use and evaluation.  Discussion of specific financial conditions on farms and in agribusiness.

AGEC 275     APPLIED AGRICULTURAL LAW     (2 credits)
Study of laws affecting agriculture and agribusiness including property ownership, financial relations, and environmental regulation.

AGRI 241     FARM MANAGEMENT EDUCATION     (2 credits)
A practical study of the farming business for farm families currently engaged in managing their farms or ranches.  S/U

AGRI 242     FARM MANAGEMENT EDUCATION     (2 credits)
This course continues the application of farm management principles for decision-making.  S/U

AGRI 275     INTRODUCTION TO PRECISION AG     (2 credits)
Basic operation and application of electronic components to precision agriculture or site specific management.  Real time global positioning, yield monitors, sensors, variable rate applications and field guidance systems.

AGRI 294     INDEPENDENT PROJECTS     (1-2 credits)
With the advice and direction of the instructor, the student investigates a subject of interest or studies a problem; a written report of the project plan and findings is required. May be repeated.

AGRI 299     SPECIAL TOPICS     (1-4 credits)
Variable instructional topics in the field of agriculture. Requires departmental approval. May be repeated.

ANSC 114     INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE     (2 credits)
General principles of the livestock industry and relationship to mankind.

ANSC 123     FEEDS AND FEEDING     (3 credits)
Principles of feeding livestock including digestive systems, nutrient requirements, nutrient characteristics, and sources utilized in the formulation of balanced rations.

ANSC 133     SPECIALTY ANIMAL PRODUCTION     (2 credits)
Study of specialty and emerging animal species with emphasis on selection, nutrition, facilities, processing, and marketing.

ANSC 220     LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION     (3 credits)
General production and management of major meat animal species. Topics include production systems, feeding, facilities, health, economics, and marketing.

ANSC 231         LIVESTOCK EVALUATION     (2 credits)

The study of evaluating breeding and market livestock based on records, appearance, and soundness. 

ANSC 238     LIVESTOCK BREEDING     (2 credits)
The anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems of farm animals, management practices related to breeding livestock, genetics, and performance testing programs.

ASM 155     AGRICULTURAL WELDING     (2 credits)
Principles and operation of oxyacetylene, electrode, and wire feed welding.

H&CE 241     LEADERSHIP AND PRESENTATION TECH     (3 credits)
Development of youth leadership professionals in educational settings; methods, principles, and practices in organizing, developing, conducting, and evaluating community-based student organizations and student leadership programs.

PLSC 101     INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY     (2 credits)
Introduction to an ever-growing industry.  Course is designed to demonstrate the significance of biotechnology in today's world. 

PLSC 110     WORLD FOOD CROPS     (3 credits)
Scientific principles of crop growth, worldwide production, management alternatives, and processing for domestic and international consumption.

PLSC 220     PRINCIPLES OF FORAGE PRODUCTION     (3 credits)
Introduction to several forage crops and their management; principles of range and grazing management, forage quality characteristics, the use of legumes in rotations, and preservation of forages. 

PLSC 223     PRINCIPLES OF WEED SCIENCE     (3 credits)
Introduction to biological, chemical, cultural, and mechanical weed control, characteristics of weeds and their identification, pesticide application, and dissipation.

PLSC 225     PRINCIPLES OF CROP PRODUCTION     (3 credits)
Scientific principles of field crop production in the Northern Great Plains.

PLSC 230     GRAIN & SEED ANALYSIS     (3 credits)
Principles of grain grading and seed analysis in accordance with state and federal regulations and standards; other crops of regional importance will also be discussed.

PLSC 270     HIGH VALUE & SPECIALTY CROPS (3 credits)
Recognition of production, processing, market, and rotational adaptations of current, new and emerging high value crops.

RNG  236     INTRODUCTION TO RANGE MANAGEMENT     (2 credits)
Principles of range management which include plant identification, range evaluation, and range improvement.

SOIL 210     INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE     (4 credits)
Physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils as related to use, conservation, and plant growth.

SOIL 222     SOIL FERTILITY AND FERTILIZERS     (3 credits)
Principles of plant nutrition and soil nutrient availability; soil testing and fertilizer recommendations and management. Macro nutrient emphasis.