SRJC Course Outlines

3/3/2024 6:01:52 PMAGRI 56 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AGRI 56Title:  AG ENTERPRISE PROJECT  
Full Title:  Agricultural Enterprise Project
Last Reviewed:2/12/2024

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: 
Formerly:  AG 56

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

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in any of the following courses: AGRI 20, AGRI 60, ANSCI 20, EQSCI 25, NRM 60, NRM 70, VIT 51, or WINE 3


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Approval of the project proposal by sponsoring faculty, Department Chair and Supervising Administrator.

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

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in any of the following courses: AGRI 20, AGRI 60, ANSCI 20, EQSCI 25, NRM 60, NRM 70, VIT 51, or WINE 3
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Approval of the project proposal by sponsoring faculty, Department Chair and Supervising Administrator.
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Select a specific agricultural/forestry crop, commodity, or product and develop an enterprise project using the resources at Shone Farm or other locations (with instructor's approval).
2. Apply production and management techniques, and marketing methods resulting in an eventual sale of the chosen agricultural/forestry crop, commodity, or product.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Investigate the feasibility of producing and marketing a specific agricultural/forestry 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/forestry enterprise.

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

Assignments:
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1. Assigned readings (15-25 pages per week)
2. Prepare a project plan including commodity proposed, quantity or size of the project, facilities required, projected market, and commodity management plan
3. Write a marketing plan for commodity production and sale
4. Implement a cultural, husbandry, or production plan (field work such as crop growth, harvest, and processing/sale of commodity)
5. Write a project analysis report (5 pages max)
6. Prepare a final statement of project income and expenses

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%
Project plan; marketing plan; project analysis report
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
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%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating A Small Business. 5th. Mariotti, Steve and Glackin, Caroline. Pearson. 2020.
Instructor prepared materials (varies by project)

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