Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
AGA114Principles of Agronomy3A foundation course in agronomy applying crop, soil, and environmental sciences in understanding agricultural systems in the world. Includes introductory concepts of plant, soil, tillage, pest, environmental, and sustainable aspects of crop production. The course will consist of hands-on learning experiences. Loading...
AGA129Intro to Sustainable Agricul3This course will provide a broad introduction to the economic, environmental and cultural components of the food production and marketing systems popularly known as sustainable agriculture. Subjects covered include the meaning of sustainable agriculture; its emergence and growth as a social movement; pertinent soil, crop and livestock management practices and a global perspective on sustainability and 21st-century agriculture.Loading...
AGA154Fundamentals of Soil Science3Introduction to physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils, their formation, classification, and distribution will be covered. Students will examine the use of soil survey and other information sources in balancing agronomic, economic, and environmental concerns in soil management. Loading...
AGA157Soil Fertility1The physical, chemical and biological study of soil properties provided through a laboratory setting. The class will review the interaction of nutrients, land measurement and environmental concerns through soil management issues. Corequisite: AGA 154 (recommended) or AGH 146Loading...
AGA211Grain and Forage Crops3An advanced course using the problem-solving approach to crop management. Principles and practices of agronomic science are used in the discussion of management problems related to corn, soybeans, forage, small grain, sorghum and alternative crops. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor or AGA 381, 114, 154Loading...
AGA222Grain Management2Designed to acquaint the student with the complete cycle of grain from the farm to the country elevator. Major areas of study are the management of facilities, equipment, personnel and finances, warehouse requirements, grain grading, grain conditioning and grain inventory management.Loading...
AGA284Pesticide Application Certific3Common features of pests, methods of control, how pesticides work, pesticide labels, application equipment, calibration, laws and regulations governing pesticide use.Loading...
AGA381Crop Scouting3The course develops an understanding of the factors that affect plant growth. Plant nutrients are considered as students gain experience in identifying major and micronutrient deficiency symptoms in plants by means of soil tests, plant tests and observations.Loading...