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Ms. CooperContact: Shantel Cooper
Ag Instructor
FFA Adviser

scooper@tinaavalon.k12.mo.us

About Ms. Cooper
Shantel is a third year teacher.

Course Title: 7th/8th Grade Exploratory Agriculture…………...…………..CREDIT: .5
This course is designed to provide a foundation for further study into the agricultural classes. This course provides the student with opportunities to develop leadership concepts and skills through the FFA program. Exposure to the various disciplines of agriculture can cultivate a basic understanding of the many agricultural fundamentals and practices. The 7th grade course also includes units in Hunters Education with Certification.

 

Course Title: AG Construction 1................................................................ CREDIT: 1.0
Grades Eligible: 11, 12
Prerequisites: 2 years of AG program, instructor approval, and a member of FFA
Description:
Each student is required to draw plans, estimate cost, plan work procedure and build one large agricultural-related metal project from farm mechanic skills learned in AG Science 1 and AG Science 2. Examples are: wagon chassis, wagon bed, carryall, loading chute, bale mover, oxyacetylene welding table, scraper blade, trailers, feed bunks, etc. Also included are record books and FFA activities and three weeks of classroom work. Students are required to pay for materials used for project construction. Class size may be limited. Student enrollment is to be determined by competencies met and demonstrated in AG Science 2. There is a class fee of $20 to be collected at Orientation.

Course Title: AG Power 1 ........................................................................... CREDIT: 1.0
Grades Eligible: 11, 12
Prerequisites: 2 years of AG program and instructor approval, and a member of FFA
Description:
This course will focus on operating principles and troubleshooting of two and four stroke small engines. Students will use shop tools to tear down and reassemble engines. The students will also analyze ignition, fuel, and electrical systems. Farm safety as well as repair and maintenance of equipment will be covered in this course. There is a class fee of $20 to be collected at Orientation.

Course Title: AG Supervised Occupational Experience (S.O.E.) ........... CREDIT: 1.0
Grades Eligible: 11, 12
Prerequisites: 2 years of AG and currently enrolled in vocational AG class, and a member of FFA
Description:
S.O.E. is a program where the student works on a production farm or agriculture related business for experience for two hours of released time from school. The farm situation must include sufficient number of hours for the student worker. The work cannot be seasonal. Other guidelines must be met after conferring with the instructor and before enrolling. The Vocational Agriculture Department will help locate the training station.

Course Title: Agricultural Communications/Leadership......................... CREDIT: 1.0
Grades Eligible: 11, 12
Prerequisites: Completed or currently enrolled in Agricultural Science 2
Description:
Prepare yourself to be a leader, learn to communicate, and express your agricultural knowledge in this course. Students will create a variety of presentations ranging from agricultural issues forums to educate the community, to job interviews and sales presentations. Students will maintain an embedded credit portfolio of course material and activities to provide evidence of competency attainment.

Course Title: Agriculture Management and Economics ......................... CREDIT: 1.0
Grades Eligible: 11, 12
Prerequisites: “B” in Algebra 1 and taken or currently enrolled in Ag Science 2
Description:
This course combines farm management, agribusiness management and content based on agricultural economic principles. Computer applications are included to enhance student understanding and utilization of current technology. Units include human relations, verbal and written communication, microcomputers in agriculture, economic principles, farm planning, agribusiness functions and business management.

Course Title: Agriculture Science 1 (Zoology) ……................................. CREDIT: 1.0
Possible Embedded Credit: Science -
Zoology (Not NCAA Approved)... CREDIT: .5
Grades Eligible: 9, 10 or instructor approval
Prerequisites: Member of FFA
Description:
Get a great jump start on your future by enrolling in Ag Science 1! Do you like animals? Do you like working with your hands? Do you want to learn to be a leader? This course will teach you to apply what you learn through units in animal science (selection, genetics, breeding, nutrition, and production), leadership, financial record keeping, career development and Ag mechanics skills (welding). In addition, you will participate in FFA activities and contests that will allow you to fill up those lines on a scholarship application as a senior! In addition to the practical art credit, students in Ag Science 1 may earn an additional half-unit of science credit by successfully completing 10 science-based zoology competencies embedded into the animal science portion of the curriculum. Students will maintain an embedded science portfolio in class of the course material and laboratory activities to provide evidence of competency attainment. There is a class fee of $20 to be collected at Orientation.

Course Title: Agriculture Science 2 (Botany)........................................... CREDIT: 1.0
Possible Embedded Credit: Science -
Botany (Not NCAA Approved)..... CREDIT: .5
Grades Eligible: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Agriculture Science 1 and member of FFA
Description:
Includes units in entomology, parliamentary procedure, public speaking, agricultural careers, plant parts/functions, soils, recordkeeping, agricultural business and computers. Advanced skills in reading plans, MIG welding and Oxyacetylene welding will be obtained. Students are required to pay for materials used for shop project construction. In addition to the practical art credit, students may earn an additional half-unit of science credit by successfully completing 10 science-based competencies embedded into the Botany science portion of the curriculum. Students will maintain an embedded credit portfolio of course material and laboratory activities to provide evidence of competency attainment. There is a class fee of $20 to be collected at Orientation.

Course Title: Agriculture Livestock and Crop Science ............................. CREDIT: .5
Grades Eligible: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: None
Description:
This course includes units dealing with the study of animal production, management, marketing, nutrition, breeding selection, biotechnology, plant selection, plant production practices, harvesting, storing crops, water quality, use of chemicals and pest management.

Course Title: Conservation-Natural Resources ......................................... CREDIT: .5
Grades Eligible: 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites: Ag Science I
Description:
This course prepares students for activities in the conservation and/or improvement of natural resources such as oil, water, air, forest, fish, and wildlife for economic and recreational purposes.This course includes units in archery, History of Conservation in the U.S., current US conservation issues, wildlife and forestry.

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