Agriculture
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The D. Howard Doane Chair of Agriculture was established in 1976 as a result of an endowment from Dr. and Mrs. Doane.

The purpose of the Agriculture major is to prepare students to fill an expanding demand for persons who are basically trained in the liberal arts as well as practical and scientific aspects of agriculture.

The specific objectives are as follows: 1) demonstrate ability to speak and write clearly and knowledgeably in the field of agriculture; 2) demonstrate ability to recognize problems and propose solutions in animal, plant and soil management systems; 3) demonstrate knowledge of agriculture production and processing technology.

As a minimum demonstration of having met these objectives, the student majoring in agriculture will pass all courses that he is required to take as a part of his major program and will have a 2.0 grade average in those courses.

Major in Agriculture
Required core courses for all Agriculture majors: 19 hours
AGR 103 Crop Science (F) 3
AGR 113 Agriculture Economics (S) 3
AGR 114 Animal Science (F) 4
AGR 213 Soil Science (S) 3
AGR 223 General Agriculture Marketing WI (S) 3
AGR 383 General Farm Management (F) 3
Required collateral core courses of all Agriculture majors: 14 hours
ENG 333 Technical Writing WI* (F/S) 3
One additional Speech course* 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (must be met prior to the completion of 60 credit hours) 4
   CHE 104 Principles of Chemistry WI (F/S)  
   CHE 114 General Chemistry I WI (F)  
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (must be met prior to the completion of 60 credit hours) 4
   BIO 104 Introduction to Biology (S)**  
   or BIO 134 Environment and Society (F)  
   BIO 114 General Zoology (F)**  
   BIO 124 General Botany*** (S)  
(*ENG 333 and one additional speech course are not required for Agriculture Education majors)
(**BIO 104 or BIO 114 required of Animal Science Emphasis majors)
(***Required for Horticulture and Agronomy Emphases)
A student majoring in Agriculture may declare any two Agriculture emphasis areas.

Agribusiness Emphasis
 
Required major courses: 28 hours  
AGR core courses 19
AGR 423 Financing the Farm Business (S-E) 3
AGR 433 Rural Real Estate Appraisal (F-O) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   AGR 363 Agriculture Risk Management (F-E)  
   AGR 373 Agriculture Prices (F-O)  
Required collateral courses: 20 hours  
Collateral core courses 14
ACT 203 Elementary Accounting I (F/S) 3
BUS 313 Business Law I (F/S) 3
Recommended additional courses:  
BUS 213 Principles of Management (F/S) 3
ACT 213 Elementary Accounting II (F/S) 3
BUS 323 Business Law II (F/S) 3

Animal Science Emphasis
 
Required major courses: 36 hours  
AGR core courses 19
AGR 283 Animal Health (S) 3
AGR 303 Animal Nutrition (S) 3
AGR 313 Animal Breeding (F) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   AGR 343 Dairy Production (F-O)  
   AGR 393 Livestock Production and Management (S-E)  
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   AGR 203 Dairy Cattle Selection (S-E)  
   AGR 273 Selection and Evaluation of Livestock (S-O)  
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 2
   AGR 302 Techniques of Purebred Business (F-E)  
   AGR 312 Meats (F-O)  
Required collateral courses: 14 hours  
Collateral core courses 14
(BIO 104 or 114 and CHE 104 or 114 must be met prior to the completion of 60 credit hours)

Horticulture Emphasis
 
Required major courses: 37 hours  
AGR core courses 19
AGH 133 Introduction to Horticulture (S) 3
AGH 213 Horticultural Plant Materials (F) 3
AGH 453 Plant Propagation and Tissue Culture (F) 3
THREE OF THE FOLLOWING 9
   AGH 143 Landscape Horticulture (F)  
   AGH 223 Turfgrass Management (S-E)  
   AGH 313 Horticultural Pest Management (S-O)  
   AGH 323 Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production (S-E)  
   AGH 433 Greenhouse and Nursery Production (S-O)  
   AGH 443 Planting Design (S)  
Required collateral courses: 14 hours  
Collateral core courses 14
(BIO 124 and CHE 104 or 114 must be met prior to the completion of 60 credit hours)  

Agronomy Emphasis
 
Required major courses: 28 hours  
AGR core courses 19
AGR 333 Crop Production (S-E) 3
AGR 403 Soil Management (S-O) 3
AGR 413 Forage Crop Management (F-E) 3
Required collateral courses: 22 hours  
Collateral core courses 14
CHE 204 Elementary Organic Chemistry (S-O) 4
BIO 354 Field Botany (F-O) 4
(BIO 124 and CHE 104 or 114 must be met prior to the completion of 60 credit hours)  

Double Major
Agriculture Education Emphasis/Secondary Education
Required major courses: 45 hours  
AGR core courses 19
AGR 353 Farm Machinery (F-O) 3
AGH 133 Introduction to Horticulture (S) 3
AGH 153 Introduction to Forestry (F) 3
AGT 153 Welding (F) 3
AGT 343 Construction Technology (S-O) 3
AGE 433 Organization and Management of Agriculture/Technology Education (S-O) 3
AGE 443 Methods of Teaching Agriculture Education (S) 3
AGE 453 Agriculture Education Program Construction (F) 3
Additional Agriculture courses in area of concentration 2
Agriculture majors with an Education emphasis must also major in Secondary Education. Agriculture Education majors must earn a C-grade or higher in all required agricultural classes, Education classes and the required collateral classes of Chemistry and Biology.

Conservation and Wildlife Management – Interdisciplinary Major

See Pre-Professional and Other Programs for course and program details
 

Minor in General Agriculture
A student majoring in one emphasis of Agriculture may not minor in General Agriculture.
Required minor courses: 19 hours  
AGR 103 Crop Science (F) 3
AGR 113 Agriculture Economics (S) 3
AGR 114 Animal Science (F) 4
AGR 213 Soil Science (S) 3
AGR 383 General Farm Management (F) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   AGR 343 Dairy Production (F-O)  
   AGR 393 Livestock Production and Management (S-E)  

Minor in Animal Science
A student majoring in Agriculture with an emphasis in Animal Science may not minor in Animal Science.
Required minor courses: 21 hours  
AGR 114 Animal Science (F) 4
AGR 283 Animal Health (S) 3
AGR 303 Animal Nutrition (S) 3
AGR 313 Animal Breeding (F) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   AGR 343 Dairy Production (F-O)  
   AGR 393 Livestock Production and Management (S-E)  
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   AGR 203 Dairy Cattle Selection (S-E)  
   AGR 273 Selection and Evaluation of Livestock (S-O)  
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 2
   AGR 302 Techniques of Purebred Business (F-E)  
   AGR 312 Meats (F-O)  
Agriculture majors minoring in Animal Science must take one additional Animal Science course.

Minor in Agribusiness
A student majoring in one emphasis of Agriculture may not minor in Agribusiness.
Required minor courses: 18 hours  
AGR 113 Agriculture Economics (S) 3
AGR 223 General Agriculture Marketing WI (S) 3
AGR 383 General Farm Management (F) 3
AGR 423 Financing the Farm Business (S-E) 3
AGR 433 Rural Real Estate Appraisal (F-O) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   AGR 363 Agriculture Risk Management (F-E)  
   AGR 373 Agriculture Prices (F-O)  

Minor in Horticulture
Required minor courses: 21 hours  
AGR 213 Soil Science (S) 3
AGH 133 Introduction to Horticulture (S) 3
AGH 213 Horticultural Plant Materials (F) 3
AGH 453 Plant Propagation and Tissue Culture (F) 3
THREE OF THE FOLLOWING 9
   AGH 143 Landscape Horticulture (F)  
   AGH 223 Turfgrass Management (S-E)  
   AGH 313 Horticultural Pest Management (S-O)  
   AGH 323 Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production (S-E)  
   AGH 433 Greenhouse and Nursery Production (S-O)  
   AGH 443 Planting Design (S)  

COURSES IN HORTICULTURE (AGH)

133 Introduction to Horticulture Introduction to the principles, practices, materials and technology in the field of horticulture. Topics include the effect of the environment on plant culture, greenhouse and nursery management and production of ornamental, vegetable and fruit crops. (S)

143 Landscape Horticulture Theory and practice of landscaping small properties. Principles of design, soil preparation, selection of plant materials as well as installation, maintenance and cultural practices will be covered. (F)

153 Introduction to Forestry Introduction to the theories and practices of forestry. Measurement techniques, basic tree identification, forest reproduction and stand establishment, timber, wildlife and resource management, thinning and harvesting and protection will be covered. (F)

213 Horticultural Plant Materials—Prerequisite: AGH 133. Basic plant structure and identification of a wide range of horticultural plant materials. Involves identification, adaptation, evaluation and landscape management of trees, shrubs, ground covers, annuals, perennials, vines and fruit and vegetable crops. (F)

223 Turfgrass Management—Prerequisite: AGH 133. The course will focus on the characteristics of turfgrass species and utilizing environmental, cultural and other techniques to optimize turfgrass growth for aesthetic, recreational and other uses. (S-even)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

313 Horticultural Pest Management—Prerequisite: AGH 133 or permission. This course focuses on the biology and classification of pest organisms, crop tolerance and resistance to pests, population thresholds, and integrated management strategies to minimize crop damage. (S-odd)

323 Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production—Prerequisite: AGH 133. Management and production of fruit and vegetable crops. Topics covered are site selection and management, planning and establishment, management of the crop, harvesting practices, markets and pest management. (S–even)

433 Greenhouse and Nursery Production—Prerequisite: AGH 133. Theory and practice of greenhouse and nursery plant production. Planning and operation of a commercial greenhouse or nursery including production practices for the major floriculture crops, irrigation, fertilization, growing media, pest control and business decisions. (S–odd)

443 Planting Design—Prerequisite: AGH 213 Theory and practice of planting design. Topics covered include basic graphics; the design process; design, cultural and functional characteristics of plants; plant design qualities and composition. (S)

453 Plant Propagation and Tissue Culture—Prerequisite: AGH 133. Theory and practice of plant propagation. Covered topics include the propagation environment, media, propagation by rooting, division and grafting and the practice of sterile tissue culture. (F)

COURSES IN AGRICULTURE (AGR)

103 Crop Science Ecology of crop plants, principles of production, management and seed identification. (F)

113 Agriculture Economics Introduction to certain fundamental principles of agricultural economics. Topics include the money supply, business types, competition, world trade, economic indicators and supply and demand. (S)

114 Animal Science Topics include the anatomy and physiology of farm animals, physiology of milk secretion, principles of nutrition, plant and animal composition, animal disease and human health and many other areas of animal science. (F)

203 Dairy Cattle Selection Dairy breeds, comparative judging and selection. (S–even)

213 Soil Science—Prerequisite: CHE 104 or CHE 114. Soils, their classification, organic matter, microorganisms, and chemistry. (S)

223 General Agriculture Marketing—Prerequisite: 113. An analysis of farm products marketing systems from the producer to the consumer. Writing Intensive. (S)

263 Equine Science—Prerequisite: AGR 114 or permission. This course is designed to acquaint students with the most current principles involved in selection, health and nutritional management, exercise physiology, reproduction, genetics, riding techniques, training, and business management of horses. (F-even)

273 Selection and Evaluation of Livestock Comparative judging and evaluation of various classes of farm animals. (S–odd)

283 Animal Health—Prerequisite: AGR 114. Diseases that affect livestock, their diagnosis and prevention. (S)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

302 Techniques of Purebred Business—Prerequisite: AGR 114. Fundamentals of purebred business including advertising, showing, promotion, genetics and testing of purebred animals. (F-even)

303 Animal Nutrition—Prerequisite: AGR 114 and CHE 104. Fundamentals of animal nutrition, application to livestock production. (S)

312 Meats—Prerequisite: 114. Survey of livestock, meat industry, live animal-carcass comparisons, processing techniques, meat inspection and regulations. (F–odd)

313 Animal Breeding—Prerequisite: AGR 114 and either BIO 104 or BIO 114. Fundamentals in male/female farm animal reproductive physiology and endocrinology including discussion of reproductive systems and disorders. Considers tools available to breeders. (F)

322 Livestock Industry Tour—Prerequisite: AGR 114. Tour a number of livestock operations during spring break and study how the operations are financed, various production practices they use, how they are merchandised, and how they plan to survive. (S–odd)

332 Livestock Merchandising—Prerequisite: AGR 114. Study the various ways livestock are merchandised with emphasis on auctions. A livestock auction will be held near the end of the semester. (F–odd)

333 Crop Production—Prerequisite: AGR 103. A study of the major crops of the United States, including their production, processing and uses. (S-even)

342Intercollegiate Judging Team Activity—Prerequisite: permission. Participation in organized intercollegiate judging contests.

343 Dairy Production—Prerequisite: AGR 114. Dairy industry problems, herd improvement, feeding, herd health, labor saving equipment and practices, quality product management, organization of dairy enterprise and business and economic aspects. (F–odd)

353 Farm Machinery Safety, preventive maintenance, operation and management of farm machinery and equipment. (F-odd)

363 Agriculture Risk Management—Prerequisite: AGR 113. The study of insurance and contract production for risk protection in agribusiness. (F–even)

373 Agriculture Prices—Prerequisite: AGR 223. The study of the futures market including the exchange, speculators, hedging, charting, market reports and options. (F–odd)

383 General Farm Management—Prerequisite: AGR 113 or permission. Economic and management principles applied to planning and operating a farm business with the primary focus being the major financial records. (F)

393 Livestock Production and Management—Prerequisite: AGR 114. Includes breeding, feeding and management of commercial and purebred cattle. (S–even)

402 Artificial Breeding—Prerequisite: AGR 114 and AGR 313. Techniques used in artificial breeding of farm animals. Procedures of embryo transfer. (S–odd)

403 Soil Management—Prerequisite: AGR 213. Principles of soil management, physical improvement and fertility. Maintaining fertility and the principles of irrigation. (S–odd)

413 Forage Crop Management—Prerequisite AGR 103 or permission. A study of the major crops grown as forages, their identification, production, and utilization. (F-even)

423 Financing the Farm Business—Prerequisite: AGR 113 and either AGR 383 or ACT 203. Financial agricultural topics including: loan types, analysis, costs, investments, planning, key ratios and operation methods of credit institutions serving agriculture. (S–even)

433 Rural Real Estate Appraisal—Prerequisite: AGR 383. Rural appraisal topics including legal description, buying and selling property, businesses associated with appraisal usage and methodologies used to determine value. (F–odd)

48V (1-6) Internship—Prerequisite: junior or senior standing, completion of at least 20 hours of Agriculture courses and permission. Practical experience in an approved position in an agribusiness industry. Writing Intensive.

49V (1-6) Special Problems—Prerequisite: permission. A special problem will be assigned to each student by the agriculture staff which will involve actual work in the field of farm and herd management. A paper involving library research will be required concerning some phase of farm management. Writing Intensive.

COURSES IN AGRICULTURE EDUCATION (AGE)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

433 Organization and Management of Agriculture/Technology Education— Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education program. Principles of organizing and managing Agriculture/Technology facilities and programs: laboratory planning, arrangement of equipment, inventories, requisitions, records, specifications, sources of equipment and supplies, student personnel, etc. (S–odd)

443 Methods of Teaching Agriculture Education—Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. This course is designed to acquaint the students interested in the field of Agriculture Education with the work style and many facets of this particular profession. (S)

453 Agriculture Education Program Construction—Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. This course is designed to prepare students majoring in Agriculture Education at the secondary level with the various techniques for developing effective Supervised Occupation/ Agriculture Experience Programs, planning and conduction of Adult/Young Farmer Programs and supervising student organizations all of which complement and enhance the teacher’s overall program. (F)

COURSES IN AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY (AGT)

153 Welding A basic course in the theory and practice of oxy-acetylene welding, arc welding and oxy-acetylene cutting. The course includes the study of arc welding equipment, oxy-acetylene equipment, electrodes, welding symbols and welding procedures. (F)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

333 Electricity and Power Technology A study of the basic concepts and laws of electricity and the internal combustion engine. Application, repair, maintenance, installation and operation exercises will occur in a laboratory setting. (S–even)

343 Construction Technology—Prerequisite: TMP 103. The investigation of construction processes, including farm, home, and industrial application. Selecting and preparing building sites, procuring building materials, planning and building structures. Actual work on building sites is possible. (S–odd)

 

2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog