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|Discipline and Nbr:
AG ENTERPRISE PROJECT||
Agricultural Enterprise Project
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.00||Lecture Scheduled||1.00||16 max.||Lecture Scheduled||16.00
|Minimum||2.00||Lab Scheduled||0||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||9.00|| ||Contact DHR||144.00
| ||Contact Total||10.00|| ||Contact Total||160.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
33 - 3 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As:
HORT 56, NRM 56, WELD 56
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 32.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 192.00||
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.
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in either AGBUS 7, ANSCI 20, EQSCI 25, AGRI 20, AGBUS 51, AGBUS 56, VIT 51, VIT 110, WINE 3, SUSAG 50, or SUSAG 110
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
In consultation with instructor, student will select a specific agricultural/horticultural crop, commodity, or product and develop an enterprise project. Field experience producing, managing, marketing and selling crop, commodity, or product.
Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in either AGBUS 7, ANSCI 20, EQSCI 25, AGRI 20, AGBUS 51, AGBUS 56, VIT 51, VIT 110, WINE 3, SUSAG 50, or SUSAG 110
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:33 - 3 Enrollments Total
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 2003||Inactive:||
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
3. Operate appropriate tools and equipment safely and correctly.
4. Develop production methods for a particular crop, commodity, or
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
8. Prepare a statement of income and expenses for an
Topics and Scope
I. Scope of project
a. Crop/commodity/product selection
b. Business plan
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
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
2. Write a marketing plan for commodity production and sale.
3. Implement cultural, husbandry, or production plan utilizing the
resources available at Shone Farm or another location.
4. Write a project analysis report (5 pages max.).
5. Prepare a final statement of project income & expenses.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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.||
|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%
|Class performances, Field work, Crop growth, harvest, sale.||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
0 - 0%
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Instructor prepared materials.