Agriculture
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AGRICULTURE
Today's agriculture is biotechnology, international marketing, genetics, engineering, food science, computers, horticulture, communications, veterinary science and much more. Average annual demand for college graduates with expertise in agriculture will exceed the expected job supply by 13 percent. Many of these jobs require a college degree in agriculture. High school agriculture and FFA (www.gilbertffa.com) provide essential preparation for students desiring to study in this field.
 

Meet Our Team

 
FFA Sponsor(s): Dennis Bushong and Kenneth Johnson
Contact Information: You can reach the sponsors at (480) 497-0177 ext. 133
Meeting Time/Place: Once a month (usually the 3rd Wed.) at 2:45 in RM 5008

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The FFA is a national youth organization for students enrolled in Agriculture Education to develop premiere leadership, person growth, and career success. Students participate in:

 Skills Competitions
 Leadership Lamps and Conferences
 Travel
 Scholarship Programs
 Award Programs
 Community Activities
 Self Improvement Activities


 
Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Agricultural Education Class

www.gilbertffa.com | Arizona FFA Website | National FFA Website

Course Descriptions

AG100 APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Grades:9, 10     1 Year   1 Credit
Fee:
$15.00
This course will meet one of the District graduation requirements for science, but will not replace Lab Biology. This course will satisfy one lab science or one CTE credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.

This course will introduce the basics of agricultural science, animal science, plant science, and agricultural careers. Emphasis will be on finance, management skills, marketing of agricultural products, and leadership development. This course is a prerequisite to other Agriculture Education courses. Leadership development and FFA activities will be emphasized. An approved supervised agricultural experience will be developed and conducted by each student.

AG120 AG ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION I
Grades:9, 10, 11, 12       1 Year   1 Credit
Fee:
$25.00
This course will satisfy one CTE credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.

This course will introduce basic engineering and fabrication skills such as hand tools, power tools, plumbing, welding, metal fabrication, project design and construction. Students will learn to read working drawings and complete project plans. Students will apply learned skills to construct an actual project. Leadership development and FFA activities will be emphasized. An approved supervised agricultural experience will be developed and conducted by each student.

AG201 AG SCIENCE-ANIMAL
Grades:10, 11, 12           1 Year   1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Applied Biological Systems or application and approval
Fee:
$15.00
Can be taken for dual credit

This course will meet one of the District graduation requirements for science, but will not replace Lab Biology. This course will satisfy one-half lab science or one CTE credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.

This course will prepare students for careers in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Course content includes animal selection, nutrition, health, genetics and animal/human relations. Leadership development and FFA activities will be emphasized. An approved supervised agricultural experience will be developed and conducted by each student.

AG208 AG SCIENCE-VETERINARY SCIENCE
Grades:10, 11, 12           1 Year   1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Applied Biological Systems or application and approval
Fee:
$15.00
Can be taken for dual credit

This course will meet one of the District graduation requirements for science, but will not replace Lab Biology. This course will satisfy one-half lab science or one CTE credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.

This course will examine the anatomy/physiology, nutrition, reproduction, disease, care and management of animals from a veterinary medical standpoint. Leadership development and FFA activities will be emphasized. An approved supervised agricultural experience will be developed and conducted by each student.

AG221 AG ENGINEERING AND FABRICATION II
Grades:10, 11, 12           1 Year   1 Credit
Prerequisite:
Beginning Ag Fabrication or Ag Engineering and Fabrication I
Fee:
$25.00
This course may be repeated for credit but not for grade change.

This course will satisfy one CTE credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.

 This course will emphasize advanced skills in agriculture and related industries. Topics will include welding (Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), and oxy fuels), computerized plasma cutting, student project engineering, and fabrication, structures, surveying, concrete, plumbing, and electrical skills. Leadership development and FFA activities will be emphasized. An approved supervised agricultural experience will be developed and conducted by each student.

AG310 AG BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
Grades:11, 12    1 Year   1 Credit
Prerequisite:
1 year of any Agriculture Education course or application and approval Fee: $15.00
Can be taken for dual credit

This course will meet the District graduation requirement for Economics upon completion of the entire year. This course will notmeet the NCAA requirements for Social Studies.
This course will satisfy one CTE credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.

This course will emphasize the principles of marketing, profit maximizing, business management, personal finance, investing, stocks, computer utilization and record keeping. Students will apply agricultural and personal business concepts using word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, data bases, presentation and publishing software. Leadership development and FFA activities will be emphasized. An approved supervised agricultural experience will be developed and conducted by each student.

AG315 AGRICULTURAL PROCESSING GHS ONLY
Grades:11, 12    1 Year   1 Credit
rerequisite:
1 year of any Agriculture Education course or application and approval Fee: $10.00
This course may be repeated for credit but not for grade change.

This course is taught at Gilbert High School, but is open to students from all Gilbert high schools. Students must provide their own transportation.
This course will satisfy one CTE credit for Arizona university entrance requirements.

This course will explore agricultural processing and the meat industry as a business enterprise. Topics will include carcass evaluation, grading, judging for cutability and quality, cut identification, meat cutting, wrapping, freezing, storing, and information pertinent to the meat industry. There will be considerable hands-on activities in Gilbert High School’s meats lab. Leadership development and FFA activities will be emphasized. An approved supervised agricultural experience will be developed and conducted by each student.

 
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