The Farm Operation and Management program includes courses in all phases of technical agriculture with special emphasis on farm management. Four-week fall and spring internships allow students to be involved with harvesting and planting. Graduates have a wide variety of career possibilities in addition to working on their farm. Specializations within the Farm Operation and Management program include:
  • Agronomy
  • Ag Mechanics
  • Dairy
  • Animal Science
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(11 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1520 Computers in Agriculture
AGRI 1540 Personnel Management for Agricultural Producers
AGRI 1621 Farm Management I
AGRI 1622 Farm Management II
AGRI 1623 Farm Management III
AGRI 1624 Farm Management IV
AGRI 1640 Ag Commodity Marketing
AGRI 1650 Soils and Fertility Management
AGRI 1660 Introduction to Agronomy
AGRI 2100 Farm Shop Repair Skills
AGRI 2800 Agriculture Internship
Total Credits: 30  
 
Elective Courses
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 16  
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Highly suggested electives for Crop Emphasis:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1670 Integrated Pest Management
AGRI 1680 Crop Scouting Techniques
AGRI 1700 Crop Protection Products
AGRI 1720 Corn and Soybean Production
AGRI 1761 Agricultural Water Management
AGRI 1771 Introduction to Precision Ag
AGRI 1780 Grain Handling and Storage
AGRI 2150 Harvesting and Fall Tillage Equipment
AGRI 2160 Planters & Spring Tillage
AGRI 2240 Pesticide/Fertilizer Equipment
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Highly suggested electives for Livestock Emphasis:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1810 Introductory Animal Science
AGRI 1815 Meat Animal Reproduction
AGRI 1820 Animal Nutrition
AGRI 1830 Beef Cow Calf
AGRI 1840 Beef Feedlot
AGRI 1870 Swine Breeding and Farrowing
AGRI 1871 Swine Nursery and Finishing
AGRI 1900 Sheep Management
 
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Highly suggested electives for Dairy Emphasis:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
AGRI 1210 Dairy Cattle Breeding and Reproduction
AGRI 1220 Dairy Facilities and Equipment
AGRI 1230 Raising Dairy Replacements
AGRI 1240 Dairy Cattle Anatomy, Physiology & Health
AGRI 1241 Cattle Health Lab
AGRI 1260 Dairy Seminar I
AGRI 1261 Dairy Seminar II
AGRI 1270 Dairy Nutrition
AGRI 1730 Forage Production
AGRI 1820 Animal Nutrition
AGRI 2151 Forage Harvesting/Fall Tillage
GSCL 1141 Spanish Conversation / Culture
 
Elective Courses
(1 Course)
Choose WELD 1118 or any other course with the AGRI prefix.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
WELD 1118 Agricultural Welding
Total Credits: 2  
 
General Studies Applied Elective Courses
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Choose one math class.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
GSMS 1201 Applied Mathematics
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
GSWS 1462 Industry Skills
MATH 112 College Algebra
Total Credits: 4  
 
General Education Required Courses
(3 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ECON 206 Principles of Microeconomics
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
Total Credits: 9  
 
General Education Elective Courses
Additional general education courses will be taken in the following areas of study: Communications, Humanities, Math/Natural Sciences and Social Studies. Choose one science course with lab.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 11  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72