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    Students participating in the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources course will experience hands-on activities, projects and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. For example, students will work in groups to determine the efficiency and environmental impacts of fuel sources in a practical learning exercise.

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    Animal Science is a foundation-level agriculture course. Student experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. For example, students will acquire skills in meeting the nutritional needs of animals while developing balanced, economical rations. Throughout the course, students will consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional and world markets. Students will explore hands-on projects and activities to learn the characteristics of animal science and work on major projects and problems similar to those that animal science specialists, such as veterinarians, zoologists, livestock producers, and industry personnel, face in their respective careers.

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    Plant Science is a foundation-level course that will teach students about the form and function of plant systems. Students are immersed in inquiry-based exercises filled with activities, projects and problems to teach them plant concepts through laboratory and practical experiences. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology, classification, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting.

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    Ag Entrepreneurship is the capstone course for ADM’s agriculture program. Students taking this course will develop skills in the areas of leadership and entrepreneurship.

    During the first semester, leadership will be the focus where students will work towards

    developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Topics will include communication, agricultural and business ethics, and career planning with an emphasis on developing the skills necessary to compete in today’s globally diverse society.


    During the Spring Semester, we will cover agribusiness topics while emphasizing the development of skills necessary for owning or operating an agribusiness. Topics will include financial management and control, marketing, operation and resource management.


    *Students receive three DMACC credits for successful completion of this course*

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    Ag Production is the specialization course in ADM’s agriculture program. Students taking this course will gain more in-depth and technical knowledge of both the animal science and agronomy industries.

    During the first semester, we will cover the ways domestic animals serve the basic needs of humans for food, shelter, protection, fuel, and emotional well-being. Students will also learn animal terminology and basic structures of the industries surrounding the production, care, and marketing of domestic animals in the United States.

    During the second semester, students will gain knowledge of the general principles of crop production and management. Major areas of study are food production, crop classification, plant growth factors, seed production, and variety selection.


    *Students receive five DMACC credits for successful completion of this course*

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    Ag Power is a foundation-level course where students are exposed to mechanics, power, technology, and career options in the world of agriculture. Students participating in the APT course will have experiences in various mechanical and engineering concepts with exciting hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Students’ experiences will involve the study of energy, tool operation and safety, material properties, machine operation, and structural components. Throughout the course, students will apply the engineering principles to the construction of machines and structures.