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Agriculture Program

Grinstead Building, Room 126
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4240
Email: Dr. Fanson Kidwaro, Chair



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Course Descriptions

AGRI 1000 Exploratory Problems In Agriculture (1-3 hours)

Individual or group work on introductory level technical problems in agriculture.  Provide exploration of content not available through normal course offerings.  Prerequisite:  departmental consent.

 

AGRI 1100  Strategies for Success in the UCM Agriculture Program (1 hour)

Introduction to the agriculture faculty, facilities, and academic resources available to UCM agriculture students. Students will prepare a plan of study to ensure graduation in four years and will prepare resumes and learn job search skills needed to secure internships required for graduation. Must be taken during the first year of the agriculture program.

 

AGRI 1200  Agriculture Mechanics (3 hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab)

Agricultural Mechanics 1200 is designed to develop basic skills in agricultural mechanics for use on the farm, shop, or be trained with lifetime skills in the high demand job areas.  Course content includes mechanics safety, tool id and use, electrical wiring, agriculture structures/carpentry, concrete, plumbing, arc welding, MIG welding, oxy-fuel welding and cutting, surveying, building fences and basic engine maintenance.

 

AGRI 1310  Agronomy I:  Row Crops (2 hours: 2 lecture, 0 lab)

Principles and practices in cereal crop production.

 

AGRI 1420  Introduction To Animal Science (3 hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab)

A comprehensive view of the livestock industries and the science of biology as utilized in modern livestock management.

 

AGRI 1600  Introduction To Horticulture Science (4 hours: 3 lecture, 1 lab)

This course will introduce the subject of horticulture from both the commercial and hobbyist (gardener) perspective. Topics include optimal environments for plant growth, plant propagation, fruit and vegetable production, basic landscape design principles, and turfgrass management. This is a general education course required by the BS in Agricultural Science degree.

 

AGRI 2110  Agricultural Records (3 hours)

Fundamental principles and practices of record buyers as applied to the organization and operation of agricultural enterprises. Offered only as an online course.

 

AGRI 2120  Agricultural Cooperatives (1 hour)

Environment, organization, and business function of modern agricultural cooperatives.  Prerequisite:  ECON 1011.

 

AGRI 2130  Global Agriculture (3 hours)

Interaction of culture and farming/food systems worldwide emphasizing the interaction of cultures with agricultural production/food systems and the influence this has on social, economic, governmental, and environmental factors.

 

AGRI 2315  Agronomy Ii:  Forages (2 hours)

Principles and practices of forage crop production.

 

AGRI 2330  Introduction To Soil Science (3 hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab)

Chemical and physical properties of soils. Requirements include a lab.

Prerequisite:  CHEM 1104 OR CHEM 1131.

 

AGRI 2331  Soils (3 hours)

Emphasis on soil formation, classification, and fertility.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 2330.

 

AGRI 2425  Introduction To Animal Production (3 hours: 3 lecture, 0 lab)

An advanced study of livestock evaluation with emphasis in selection of breeding and market animals.  The evaluation of beef cattle, dairy cattle, and swine will be emphasized.  Requirements include a lab.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 1420.

 

AGRI 3110  Agri-Business Management (3 hours)

Management functions and economics of agricultural organizations and operations, including input-output analysis, efficient allocations of resources, enterprise combinations, and budgeting analysis.  Prerequisite:  ECON 1011 and MATH 1111 or concurrently.

 

AGRI 3120  Distribution And Marketing Agriculture Products (3 hours)

Principles governing the distribution, prices, and marketing of agriculture products.  Prerequisite:  ECON 1011.

 

AGRI 3140  Agricultural Analysis And Statistics (3 hours)

Statistical analysis and experimental designs as applied to agriculture.  Prerequisite:  MATH 1111.

 

AGRI 3210  Soil And Water Management  (3 hours)

              Soil and water conservation. Use of farm level, laying out and establishing terraces,         waterways, diversion channels, and farm ponds.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 2330.

 

AGRI 3320  Field Crop Management (3 hours)

Management of crops, crop rotation, and crop utilization.  Prerequisites:  AGRI 1310 or AGRI 2315, and AGRI 2330.

 

AGRI 3410  Animal Breeding (3 hours)

Selecting and improving livestock through genetic principles, breeding systems, and visual evaluation. Prerequisite: AGRI 1420 and AGRI 2425.

 

AGRI 3415 Meat Science (3 hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab)

Principles of meat processing, inspection, grading, sanitation, preservation and storage with an overview of muscle composition, structure, function, and nutritive value.

 

AGRI 3420  Animal Nutrition (3 hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab)

Basic principles of animal nutrition--including classification and composition of feedstuffs, factors that affect feed utilization by animals, feed formulation and a study of the basic nutrients and their use in the body. Prerequisite: AGRI 1420

 

AGRI 3610  Agriculture Pest Management (3 hours)

Insect control with emphasis on recognition of destructive forms, general principles of insect habits, and insect classification.  Requirements include a lab. An additional fee is associated with this course.

 

AGRI 3620  Residential Landscape Design (3 hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab)

Theory and practice of landscaping the home, farmstead, and small properties, including elementary design, soil preparation, selection of plant material, and cultural practices.  Requirements include a lab. An additional fee is associated with this course.

 

AGRI 3640  Horticultural Propagation Materials (3 hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab)

Includes materials, types of plants, structure of plants, and methods used in propagation.   Requirements include a lab.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 1600. An additional fee is associated with this course.

 

AGRI 3810  Internship In Agriculture (1-3 hours)

Provides experiences for students in cooperating agricultural businesses, agencies and other organizations.  May be repeated for a maximum of 3 semester hours.  Prerequisite:  instructor consent.

 

AGRI 4000  Special Projects In Agriculture (1-6 hours)

Investigation of contemporary problems and issues in agriculture by selected individuals or groups.  May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours.

 

AGRI 4101 Agricultural Capstone Experience (3 hours)

Integration of agricultural knowledge and problem solving skills using case studies in a seminar forum.  Prerequisites:  24 semester hours of agriculture courses and senior standing.

                       *Not available for graduate credit.

 

AGRI 4110  Agricultural Futures Trading (3 hours)

Examination of techniques used in pricing products in the agricultural commodities futures market.  Emphasis on futures trading as a marketing tool with some consideration of alternative speculating techniques.  Prerequisites:  AGRI 3120.

 

AGRI 4120  International Agriculture (3 hours)

Economic, cultural, governmental, and environmental factors which influence agricultural production and trade among countries.  Prerequisites:  AGRI 2130 and AGRI 3120.

 

AGRI 4140  Agricultural Policy (3 hours)

History, principles, settings, objectives, and methods of policy development as applied to agriculture in our society.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 3110 and AGRI 3120.

 

AGRI 4150  Natural Resource Economics For Agriculture (3 hours)

Nature of natural resources; economic efficiency as basis for natural resource use; externalities in natural resource use; factors influencing environmental quality; alternate public policy tools for influencing natural resource use. Prerequisite: ECON 1010 and ECON 1011.  (Currently taught on a dually listed course by the Economics Department)

 

AGRI 4200  Advanced Agriculture Mechanics (3 hours)

Advanced Agricultural Mechanics 4200 is designed to develop applied skills in agricultural mechanics for use in all agricultural areas dealing with construction of farm buildings and to complement other degree areas such as Horticulture in small gasoline engine overhaul and repair and to  be trained with lifetime skills in the high demand job areas.  Course content includes Ag mechanics safety, building a small portable building, concrete? and repair and overhaul of small gasoline engines. (Can replace an upper level Agriculture Course).

 

AGRI 4300  Soil Fertility And Fertilizers (3 hours)

Theory and practice of utilizing agricultural fertilizers to maximize soil productivity.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 2330.

 

AGRI 4310  Plant Breeding & Genetics (3 hours)

The principles and involved in the selection and development of economically important plants.  Traditional and modern practices (cell culture and biotechnology) will be discussed. An additional fee is associated with this course.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 1600 or AGRI 2315 or BIOL 1111. Offered only as an online course.

 

AGRI 4320  Plant Diseases (3 hours)

An introduction to plant diseases with emphasis on recognition and control of economically and environmentally important species.  An additional fee is associated with this course.  Requirements include a lab.  Prerequisites:  AGRI 1600 or AGRI 1310 or AGRI 2315 or BIOL 1111.

 

AGRI 4330  Soils Management  (3 hours)

Principles of soils management as applied to physical improvement and fertility    maintenance of soils.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 2330. (Not currently offered)

 

AGRI 4340  Agricultural Sprays And Chemicals (3 hours: 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Types of agricultural chemicals and their application in control of insects, parasites, and weeds.  Requirements include a lab.  Prerequisites:  AGRI 2330 and AGRI 1310 or AGRI 2315.

 

AGRI 4410  General Veterinary Science  (3 hours)

Anatomy, physiology, disease control, parasitic control, and sanitation of farm animals. Prerequisite: AGRI 1420 and CHEM 1104.

 

AGRI 4415  Reproduction Of Farm Animals  (3 hours)

Reproductive physiology of farm animals with practice in evaluation of semen, artificial insemination, and methods of pregnancy diagnosis. Requirements include a lab.

 Prerequisites:  AGRI 1420 and AGRI 3410.

 

AGRI 4430  Animal Science:  Beef (3 hours)

Systems of beef production.  Includes breeding, feeding, and management of commercial and purebred beef.  Requirements include a lab.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 1420.

 

AGRI 4435  Animal Science:  Pork (3 hours)

Systems of pork production.  Includes breeding, feeding, and management of commercial and purebred swine.  Prerequisite:  AGRI 1420.

 

AGRI 4600  Horticultural Plants I: Woody (3 hours: 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Identification, description, climatic adaptation, classification, characteristics, and best landscape use of woody horticultural trees and shrubs.  Requirements include a lab. An additional fee is associated with this course.

 

AGRI 4605 Horticultural Plants II: Herbaceous (3 hours: 2 lecture, 1 lab)

Identification, description, adaptation, classification, cultural characteristics and best use of herbaceous horticultural plants. Requirements include a lab. Prerequisites: AGRI 1600.

 

AGRI 4610  Turfgrass Science (3 hours: 3 lecture, 0 lab)

Selection, identification, establishment and maintenance of turf grasses.  Requirements include a lab.  Prerequisites:  AGRI 1600 and AGRI 2330. An additional fee is associated with this course.

 

AGRI 4800  Topics In Agriculture (1-3 hours)

Individual investigation of a special problem in agriculture in the student's major field not available under regular classes.  May be accomplished by reports, surveys, discussions, bibliographies, experiments, and library research.  May be repeated for a maximum of 3 semester hours.  Prerequisite:  consent.