SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:06:20 AMAGBUS 152 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGBUS 152Title:  AG MENTOR TRAINING  
Full Title:  Agriculture Mentor Training
Last Reviewed:2/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to prepare students for a variety of leadership roles in agricultural organizations. Experiences will be gained through participating and leading in several activities including leadership training, agriculture literacy events, student recruitment, mentorship, and planning/implementing/evaluating events within the agriculture industry.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to prepare students for a variety of leadership roles in agricultural organizations. Experiences will be gained through participating and leading in several activities including leadership training, agriculture literacy events, student recruitment, mentorship, and planning/implementing/evaluating events within the agriculture industry.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify and describe the leadership skills necessary to effectively run agriculture
    organizations
2.  Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills required in agriculture
    business
3.  Discuss current issues affecting agriculture using reliable sources
4.  Plan, implement, and evaluate a group activity or event within the local agriculture
    community

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Plan and organize planning meetings for agriculture related organizations
2. Evaluate organizational structure and constitutional bylaws for currency
3. Interpret and apply constitutional bylaws
4. Plan and organize agendas for agriculture organization committee meetings
5. Organize and plan agriculture leadership activities in a group setting
6. Discuss current state and national agricultural issues
7. Prepare news releases and other public relations materials
8. Function as an agriculture ambassador to the general public
9. Plan and execute recruitment and outreach activities
10. Develop and deliver agriculture-related presentations for both educational and community
    settings
11. Create and manage a personal portfolio

Topics and Scope
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I. Executive Leadership in Agriculture
    A. Planning agriculture leadership retreat
    B. Developing agendas and program of work
    C. Running effective meetings and recording minutes
    D. Parliamentary procedure practices and procedures (Robert's Rules of Order)
    E. Organizational structures, constitutions, and by-laws
    F. Officers/committee chairs functions and responsibilities
II. Agriculture Leadership
    A. Agriculture officer roles and responsibilities
    B. Leadership workshop applications
    C. Planning and organization of leadership activities
III. Group Dynamics
    A. Team building
    B. Consensus process
    C. Executive officer dynamics
    D. Diversity and group dynamics
    E. Addressing conflict in leadership
IV. Current State and National Agriculture Issues
   (Issues covered will vary from semester to semester)
    A. Water
    B. Agrochemicals                                            
     C. Food safety                                                  
     D. Natural resource management                   
     E. Agricultural environmental issues                  
     F. Farm labor
    G. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
    H. Organic/non-organic foods                       
     I.  Animal health/Animal handling
    J. International trade
V. Leadership Planning for Parliamentary/Administrative Activities
   (Activities vary from semester to semester)
    A. FFA (Future Farmers of America) leadership contests
    B. Livestock and field day sales
    C. College/community agricultural leadership events
    D. Agriculture associations
    E. Outreach and recruitment
        1. forms of outreach activities
        2. planning and executing outreach events
        3. outreach follow-up practices
VI. Public Relations
    A. Agriculture leadership activities
    B. Agriculture trade shows
    C. News releases/Press releases
    D. Agriculture ambassadors/Farm Bureau/Young Farmers and Ranchers
VII. Personal Growth and Development in Relation to Leadership in the Agriculture Field
    A. Developing a personal portfolio
    B. Job interview preparation
    C. Recruitment and hiring procedures

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Produce a written document of the agriculture organization's "program of work" at a class
    session (3 pages)
2. Develop written agendas and minutes for agriculture organization committee meetings
    (1 page each)
3. Maintain a resource binder to plan leadership events (at least 6 resources)
4. Plan, implement and evaluate a minimum of three agriculture-related activities during the
    semester and provide a summary report for each activity
5. Produce an outline for at least one agriculture literacy or recruitment presentation in an
    agriculture leadership class or K-12 classroom
6. Write a 1-2 page press release for the local Farm Bureau of a local media establishment
7. Write a prepared speech on a current agriculture issue in California or the United States
8. Personal portfolio
9. Participate in at least one contest at a California Community College agriculture leadership
    conference
10. Case study reflections (4-5 per semester,1-2 pages each)
11. Quizzes and final exam (multiple choice, true/false, short answer)
12. Reading: approximately 15-20 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%
Press releases, presentation outlines, speeches and personal portfolio
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Case studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Plan, implement, and evaluate events; event participation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes and final exam (multiple choice)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Introduction to Leadership. 3rd ed. Northhouse, Peter G. Sage. 2014
Effective Leadership: Theory, Cases, and Applications. Humphrey, Ronald H. Sage. 2014
Leadership: A Communication Perspective.  Hackman, Michael. Johnson, Craig. Waveland Press. 2013
 
Classic Literature:
Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised. 11th ed. Robert III, Henry and Honemann, Daniel and Balch, Thomas. Da Capo Press. 2011
Skills for Managers and Leaders - Text, Cases and Exercises. Yukl, Gary.  Prentice Hall. 1990
California Community College Agriculture and Natural Resources Student Leadership Guide. Vernon, J. Scott. 2003

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