This course will teach students how to work in groups and develop their leadership abilities through hands on activities. Students will use the opportunities the FFA provide for growth and build open their interpersonal skills. Students will use the animal science unit to promote proper animal husbandry and production to make sound decisions as a producer and consumer. Students will explain and demonstrate the basics in plant production and harvesting make sound decisions as a consumer and producer.

Learners will develop business leadership, problem-solving and communication skills in relation to the science and technology of animals. Students will learn responsible animal management principles and routine husbandry practices in relation to animal welfare and behavior. Learners will identify and describe the anatomy and physiology of monogastric and ruminant organisms as it applies to nutrition, reproduction, and animal health. Learners will investigate animal genetics and how it impacts principles of animal improvement, selection and marketing.

This course focuses on skills and technologies essential for agricultural and/or horticultural crop production. Cultural and sustainable production practices will be examined. Students will apply scientific knowledge of plant development, nutrition, and growth regulation. Environmental aspects of irrigation, chemical application and soil conservation will be evaluated. The course will also include equipment and precision technologies used in industry. Projects and activities will enable students to develop communication, leadership, and business management skills.

Learners will study relationships between organisms and their environment. Principles of biogeochemical cycles, air-water-land relationships, non-point pollution, and wetlands will be applied. Learners will examine economic fundamentals of resource development, agriculture sustainability, energy needs and pollution control. Learners will analyze and interpret data gathered from ecosystems, population studies, forest management, practices, pesticide use, land use and waste management. Learners will develop responses to environmental problems and develop management strategies for responsible conservation and resource development.

Students will use communication and leadership skills to become effective leaders. Students will learn how to conduct research and present their results using different forms of multi-media. Students will use parliamentary procedure and interpersonal skills to run a meeting. Students will learn the importance of team building and how ones actions can affect the whole group. Students will promote diversity in their leadership skills and foster positive working relationships among their peers.