Agriculture Courses Offered at LCHS

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    • Agriscience Applications - 
      • Agriscience Applications is an introductory course in the broad field of agriculture. This course is designed for freshmen or first year agriculture students. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to fundamental principles and skills in the agricultural industry. Topics will include, but are not limited to: Leadership development, career readiness, global agriculture, plant systems, animal systems, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. We will discuss animal identification, proper tool usage, plant propagation techniques, water quality systems, along with various other hot topics in the agricultural industry. Supervised Agricultural Experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies. 
    • Animal Science One -
      • Animal Science I is an introductory course in the broad field of animals. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to fundamental principles and skills in this area. Topics will include, but are not limited to: identification, evaluation, management, anatomy, digestion, nutrition, reproduction, and genetics of livestock and poultry. We will discuss meat quality and grading, milk quality, animal byproducts, biosecurity, animal rights vs animal welfare, along with various other hot topics in the animal industry. Supervised Agricultural Experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies. 
    • Honors Animal Science Two: Companion Animal -
      • Animal Science II Small Animal is a course focused on companion animals or "pets." The purpose of this course is to introduce students to fundamental principles and skills in this area. Topics will include, but are not limited to: identification, evaluation, management, anatomy, digestion, nutrition, reproduction, and genetics of companion animals. We will discuss proper nutrition, animal behavior, skills and management techniques used in the companion animal industry, animal rights vs animal welfare, along with various other hot topics in the animal industry. Supervised Agricultural Experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies. 
    • Sustainable Agriculture Production One -
      • Sustainable Agriculture Production One focuses on the increasingly complex world of producing enough food and fiber to meet the growing world demand and at the same time maintain ecological balance and conserve our natural resources. Students will explore implementing environmentally sound practices in agricultural production to satisfy the needs of a growing population for today and tomorrow. Topics include, but are not limited to: Crop and animal production, natural resource management, agroforestry, food safety, and the farm to fork continuum. Supervised Agricultural Experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.
    • Sustainable Agriculture Production Two -
      • Sustainable Agriculture Production Two further investigates food production through practice and application of principles and knowledge established in Sustainable Agriculture Production One. An emphasis on proven methods employed to sustain a growing population are woven into all facets of the course. Topics include, but are not limited to: renewable energy, beekeeping, aquaponics, vermicomposting, mushroom production, food safety, business and marketing planning, and so much more! Supervised Agricultural Experience programs and FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.