The Intro to Agriculture / Intro to Agriscience course helps students acquire a broad understanding of a variety of agricultural areas, develop an awareness of the many career opportunities in agriculture, participate in occupationally relevant experiences, and work cooperatively with a group to develop and expand leadership abilities. Students study California agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural technologies, natural resources, and animal, plant, and soil sciences.From CALPADS: Introduction to Agriscience
This course typically will include content related to Earth Science in Agriculture or Agriculture Biology. Other Agriscience topics of an introductory nature are also appropriate.
|Occupation Name||Occupation Code|
|Tree Trimmers and Pruners||37-3013.00|
|Veterinary Technologists and Technicians||29-2056.00|
|Nursery and Greenhouse Managers||11-9013.01|
|Pest Control Workers||37-2021.00|
|Soil and Plant Scientists||19-1013.00|
|Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers||37-3011.00|
|Butchers and Meat Cutters||51-3021.00|
|Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers||31-9096.00|
|Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation||37-3012.00|
45-2092.01 Nursery Workers
11-9012.00 Farmers and Ranchers
13-1021.00 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products
19-1013.00 Soil and Plant Scientists
53-7064.00 Packers and Packagers, Hand
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists
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This unit contains lessons about the aim, purpose, history and structure of the FFA. Other lessons are about the opportunities in FFA such as awards, contests (career development opportunities), leadership opportunities and conferences.
This unit contains lessons about SAE's: what they are, how to begin and manage them, selection, and how SAE's support agricultural learning.
This unit contains lessons on components, entering information, completing the record book as well as how to use the record book for awards and recognition.
This unit contains lessons in career exploration, job applications, job descriptions and qualifications and requirements, education and training, and experience methodologies.
This unit contains lessons about the history of agriculture in California, how agriculture effects our lives, and its economic impact both locally and nationally.
This unit contains lessons about basic scientific method practices.,
This unit contains lessons about agricultural enviornmental issues, natural resources, conservation and energy sources developed from agricultural products.
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This unit contains lessons on how agricultural commodities move from producer to consumer, the technology influences in all aspects of agriculture, public concerns about technological advancements in agriculture, and biotechnology laws and regulations.
This unit contains lessons regarding domesticated animals: their evolution and purpose, modern-day uses of animals and animal by-products, various points of view for animal usage, and unique and alternative animal uses.
This unit contains lessons about cell purpose, anatomy, and function, as well as cell actions-osmosis and division, and how plant and animal cells are alike and different.
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This unit contains lessons on animal external anatomy and the anatomy and major functions of all vertebrate systems.
This unit contains lessons on genes, genetic characteristics, phenotype and genotype ratios, cell division and fertilization processes.
This unit contains lessons on types of nutrients, feed analysis, and basic animal feeding guidelines and feeding programs.
This unit contains lessons about evaluating normal, healthy animal appearance and behaviors; how housing, sanitation, and nutrition affect animal health; common animal diseases; animal parasites; and important practices for animal medication usage, implementation, and storage.
This unit contains lessons regarding soil components and types, soil texture, structure, pH and salinity, water delivery and irrigation systems, soil amendments, and fertilizers.
This unit contains lessons regarding plant anatomy and function of plant structure; growth requirements; life cycles; reproductionk; photosynthesis; and respiration.
There is also a PBL Project, "Fruits Types and Processing," where students will be creating a fruit preserving project. Through each lesson, students will be learning about different facets of fruits.
This unit contains lessons about pest classification, plant pest control methods, and basic integrated pest management.