Thursday, October 20, 2016
Teacher: Jamie Christiansen
CASE: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 1031A/1031B (Full Year) Grades 9-12
Students will experience hands-on activities, projects and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, and natural resources 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. Students will understand specific connections between their lessons and Supervised Agricultural Experience and FFA components. (replaces intro to ag class)
CASE: Principles of Agricultural Science, Animal 1032A/1032B (Full Year) Grades 10-12
Student experiences will involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection and marketing. 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. Prerequisite AFNR or instructor approval. *Can use for science credit, if you don't need science it will count as elective credit.
CASE: Principles of Agricultural Science, Plant 1033A/1033B (Full Year) Grades 10-12
Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agricultural and horticultural production. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on the individual, as well as the local and global economy. Lessons throughout the course will provide an overview of the field of agricultural science with a foundation in plant science. Students will work on major projects and problems similar to those that plant science specialists, such as horticulturalists, agronomists, greenhouse and nursery managers, and plant research specialists face in their respective careers. Prerequisite AFNR or instructor approval. *Can use for science credit, if you don't need science it will count as elective credit.
CASE: Food Science and Safety 1034A/1034B (Full Year) Grades 11-12
Students will complete hands-on activities, projects, and problems that simulate actual concepts and situations found in the food science and safety industry, allowing students to build content knowledge and technical skills. Students will investigate areas of food science including food safety, food chemistry, food processing, food product development, and marketing. Students will maintain a research level laboratory notebook throughout the class documenting their experiences in a laboratory. Research and experimental design will be highlighted as students develop and conduct industry appropriate investigations. Prerequisite plant or animal or instructor approval. *Can use for science credit, if you don't need science it will count as elective credit.
Ag Leadership 1030 (1 Semester Course) Grades 9-12
This course is designed to give the student a chance to express their communication and leadership skills. Students will work in groups to solve problems and situational scenarios to develop personal growth and human relation qualities. Students are expected to communicate, voice opinions, and concerns relating to goals and visions for personal development. Students will prepare for and present an agriculture literacy program to the elementary.
Ag Business 1 1042 (1 Semester Course) Grades 10-12
This course will focus on the personal skills necessary for success in entrepreneurial ventures in the agricultural industry. Topics include goal setting, recordkeeping, evaluating financial progress and success, and exploring differing business types.
CASE: Ag Research and Development 1046A & 1046B (2 Semester Course) Grade 12
The Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) course is the capstone designed to culminate students' experiences in agriculture, based on the pathway of study they pursued. Woven throughout the course are projects and problems based in practical applications and designed to develop and improve employability skills of students. Students will further enhance research, critical thinking, and teamwork skills as they expand on content knowledge from previous CASE courses. Students will work to solve complex, real-world problems through a focused research project. This process will include conducting research, data analysis and communication, and the development of new products. Prerequisites: CASE: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, CASE Plant Science or CASE Animal Science and CASE Food Science and Safety
Ag Internship 1047 (1 Sem Course) Must apply and be approved - credits depend on hours completed Grade 12
Local employers partner with schools to offer this unique opportunity for work-based learning in an agricultural area. Interested students must successfully complete an application and interview in the selection process. Applications, internship job descriptions and session schedules can be found at www.workplace-learning.org Students learn new skills, apply classroom knowledge and develop successful work place behaviors. The AREA 10 Student Internship Program can help students gain the insight necessary to make an informed career choice. Students must complete 45-90 hours of on-site learning during the term, attend and participate in 6 hours of career skill development meetings and complete a guided student journal in order to receive elective high school academic credit.
Independent Ag 1012A & 1012B (2 Sem Course) Grade 12
FFA: Chapter Leadership & Development 1095A & 1095B (Full Year Course) Grades 10-12
This class is designed to allow for daily communication between four very important parts of the local FFA Chapter, the advisors, officers, committees, and general members. CLD is designed to allow for all of these areas to work together in a continuous manner that will allow for more chapter success. This class will work to lead and direct the Midland FFA Chapter and its partners towards the achievement of their goals. The class will be broken into the following areas: Chapter Officers, Program of Activities Committee Chairpersons, Program of Activities Committee Members. The Midland FFA Officer Team will be selected from the membership that registers for this class.
Offered in 2017-18 – Food Science, Home Horticulture