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AGR1213 AG COMPUTATION COURSE PROCEDURE

AGR1213 AG COMPUTATION

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description: AGR1213 - Ag Computation (3 hrs)

Using basic mathematics, statistical interpretations, formulas, measurements, and basic algebra a student will use spread sheets and data analysis (e.g. MS Excel) to support agribusiness management decisions in a wide range of agriculture situations to increase understanding of problem solving and decision making.

Lecture

None

Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of this this course is to provide the student with the knowledge and skill necessary to use basic mathematics, statistical interpretations, formulas, measurements, and algebra to create spread sheets and data analysis (e.g. MS Excel) to support agribusiness management decisions in a wide range of agriculture situations to increase understanding of problem solving and decision making.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will:

1. Demonstrate the ability to perform basic mathematical computation
2. Utilize Basic Geometry and algebra in basic agriculture problem solving
3. Apply the use of mathematics to different agriculture areas.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Basic Mathematical Computation

Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully demonstrate the ability to perform basic mathematical computation.

• Convert numbers to and from fractions to decimals, and percentages
• Use algebraic expressions to solve problems
• Use geometric formulas to determine volumes and area.

UNIT 2: Geometry and Algebra

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully utilize basic geometry and algebra in basic agriculture problem solving.

• Locate, describe and calculate area of specific parcels of land, using the Rectangular Survey
• Compute crop nutrient use and needs; seeding rates and crop harvest yields.
• Compute chemical application rates and calibrate sprayers to apply the computed rate.

UNIT 3: Application of Math to Agriculture

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully apply the use of mathematics to different agriculture areas.

• Define various animal nutrient needs and formulate rations to meet those needs.
• Explain moisture and dry matter content of forages and feeds.
• Compute proper stocking rates for various animal species on pastures.
• Calculate and project genetic values of various economic traits in offspring.
• Calculate economic values and ratios in the area of animal science.
• Create and analyze farm enterprise records, balance sheets and cash flow statements.
• Choose and compute depreciation schedules for agricultural applications.
• Calculate actual interest rates given various types of loans and terms.
• Define basis, cash price and futures price in any of several given types of common hedging methods.

Projects Required:

Varies, refer to syllabus.

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.