Agricultural Careers

Agricultural Careers

Instructor:

Sarah Armstrong-Serbus
(952) 567-8018
sarmstrong-serbus@swmetro.k12.mn.us


Articulation Agreements:
Plant Science: Agronomy Dakota County Technical College
South CentralCollege
Ridgewater College
2 Credits
2 Credits
2 Credits
Livestock Production Ridgewater College
South Central College
3 Credits
3 Credits
 Soil Science Dakota County Technical College
South Central College
Ridgewater College
3 Credits
3 Credits
2 Credits

The Agricultural Careers program focuses on the science and production of the nation's food and protection of its resources.

Animal Science and Veterinary Technology focus on food-producing animals and animals important to the pet industry. Basic animal biology, anatomy and nutrition are used to help students understand more about the animal industry. State Biology standards are embedded into the Animal Science curriculum.
Natural Resources investigates the generation of energy and forest products. The course also focuses on Minnesota habitats and the wildlife each contains. Advanced Hunter Certification is also available.
Farm Business Management looks at a farm through its records and record keeping. Business analysis, types of businesses and business decisions are covered.
Introduction to Agriculture is a broad-based course that begins a student's journey in the agriculture industry. Agricultural careers and leadership are two key components to this class. The origins and history of the FFA are also discussed.
Plant Science deals with all aspects of plants in our society. Basic plant biology is the starting point to understanding plant uses, whether for food, fiber or decoration. A second component of this course is soil science, which looks at soil and why it is important to our survival and the survival of our plant communities. Plant Science embeds most of the state Biology standards.
Food Science and Safety is designed to master the steps in processing and producing a final food product. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plans, personal sanitation and product development are important topics in this course. Minnesota state Chemistry standards are embedded in the course material.


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