SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 3:52:26 PMAGRI 56 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGRI 56Title:  AG ENTERPRISE PROJECT  
Full Title:  Agricultural Enterprise Project
Last Reviewed:3/26/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR9.00 Contact DHR157.50
 Contact Total10.00 Contact Total175.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:  HORT 56, NRM 56
Formerly:  AG 56

Catalog Description:
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In consultation with instructor, student will select a specific agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product and develop an enterprise project, using the resources at Shone Farm or other locations (with instructor's consent). Projects involve field experience in production and management techniques, marketing methods, and eventual sale of the chosen agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in AGBUS 7 OR ANSCI 20 OR EQSCI 25 OR AGRI 20 OR AGBUS 51 OR AGBUS 56 OR VIT 51 OR VIT 110 OR WINE 3 OR SUSAG 50 OR SUSAG 110


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In consultation with instructor, student will select a specific agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product and develop an enterprise project, using the resources at Shone Farm or other locations (with instructor's consent). Projects involve field experience in production and management techniques, marketing methods, and eventual sale of the chosen agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in AGBUS 7 OR ANSCI 20 OR EQSCI 25 OR AGRI 20 OR AGBUS 51 OR AGBUS 56 OR VIT 51 OR VIT 110 OR WINE 3 OR SUSAG 50 OR SUSAG 110
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2003Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Investigate the feasibility of producing and marketing a specific
  agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product.
2. Calculate facilities needed and square footage required for
  production.
3. Operate appropriate tools and equipment safely and correctly.
4. Develop production methods for a particular crop, commodity, or
  product.
5. Manage production through the life cycle of the individual crop,
  commodity, or product.
6. Compile accurate records of all related processes and expenses.
7. Develop a marketing plan for the production and sale of crop or
  commodity.
8. Prepare a statement of income and expenses for an
  agricultural/horticultural enterprise.
9. Produce an increasingly more challenging and complex produce or project with each repeat.

Topics and Scope
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I. Scope of project
 a. Crop/commodity/product selection
 b. Business plan
 c. Budget
 d. Facility needs
II. Project implementation
 a. Purchasing supplies
 b. Growing/raising/producing the crop/commodity/product
 c. Maintenance & care or cultivation
 d. Marketing and closing of sale
III. Final analysis
 a. Income and expense statement
 b. Comparison of budget and operating statements
 c. Project analysis
   1. Reasons for changes
   2. Reasons for successes/failures
   3. Suggestions for future enterprises
 d. Expected increase of success with each repeat.

Assignments:
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Projects will vary according to crop, commodity, or product selected; crop/commodity/projects must vary for repeating the course or a different project phase must be undertaken.
1. Prepare a project plan including commodity proposed, quantity or size of the project, facilities required, projected market, and commodity management plan.
2. Write a marketing plan for commodity production and sale.
3. Implement cultural, husbandry, or production plan, crop growth, harvest, and sale, utilizing the resources available at Shone Farm or another location (field work).
4. Write a project analysis report (5 pages max.).
5. Prepare a final statement of project income and expenses.
6. Assigned readings, 15-25 pages per week.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written homework, project plan, marketing plan, project analysis
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Field work, project analysis report, income/expense statement
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Field work, crop growth, harvest, sales
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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