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OPTION IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND EDUCATION

The broad nature of this option requires basic competency in all the sub-disciplines of agriculture and the understanding of the interrelationship between these areas.

1. Technical competency.

Agricultural Business

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of economic principles

Animal Science

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common livestock species/breed, animal genetics, species physiology, and their importance in production agriculture

Plant Science

  • Demonstrate knowledge of important plant production systems in California and identify common California crops
  • Demonstrate knowledge of photosynthesis and other common plant biological systems, plant genetics, and crop production requirement

Natural Resources

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships of natural and agricultural environments and the effect of production practices on the environment

Agricultural Engineering Technology

  • Demonstrate an understanding of machine function, identify machinery commonly used in Northern California
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve common problems associated with machinery operations (e.g.  application rates and field capacity)

2. Demonstrate the ability to identify the appropriate methodologies to solve analytical problems.

  • Demonstrate the scientific method
  • Knowledge of experimental design

3. Capable of communicating clearly and concisely.

  • Demonstrate effective verbal communication in Agriculture 
  • Demonstrate effective written communication in Agriculture 

4. Aware of the complex interrelationships of natural and agricultural systems.

  • Be able to apply ecological principles to the management of agricultural systems 

5. Have an international and domestic perspective of historical and current issues as applied to agriculture.

  • Have knowledge of a wide range of agricultural issues and problems such as environmental quality, food safety, and international competitiveness
  • Identify ethical issues and appropriate solutions

OPTION IN CROPS, HORTICULTURE, AND LAND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

 1. Technically competent in their chosen field of agriculture and able to make sound judgments.

  • Knowledge of important plant production systems in California
  • Demonstrate basic principles of plant protection
  • Knowledge of photosynthesis and factors that regulate it
  • Knowledge of agricultural genetics
  • Demonstrate how plants grow, their parts and functions
  • An understanding of soils, soil fertility, and plant mineral nutrition

2. Demonstrate the ability to identify the appropriate methodologies to solve analytical problems.

  • Knowledge of basic experimental design
  • Demonstrate quantitative/analytical skills
  • Demonstrate the scientific method 

3. Capable of communicating clearly and concisely.

  • Demonstrate effective verbal communication in Agriculture   
  • Demonstrate effective written communication in Agriculture 

4. Aware of the complex interrelationships of natural and agricultural systems.

  • Be able to apply ecological principles to the management of agricultural systems

5. Have an international and domestic perspective of historical and current issues as applied to agriculture.

  • Have knowledge of a wide range of agricultural issues and problems such as environmental quality, food safety, and international competitiveness 
  • Identify ethical issues and appropriate solutions