Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Building Room 206
T: 512.245.2130 F: 512.245.3320
www.ag.txstate.edu

Agriculture majors have a choice of four different degree tracks:

  • Agriculture,
  • Agriculture Teacher Certification,
  • Agriculture Animal Science,
  • Agriculture Business and Management.

The Department of Agriculture offers programs reflecting the diversity of choices available and skills required in modern agriculture and its related professions. This dynamic, global industry uses new technologies to improve the production, management, manufacture, and distribution of food and agricultural products.

Major in Agriculture

Agriculture majors are provided a broad exposure to agriculture. With this curriculum, students may expect to manage a ranch or a farm, or work in any career that requires a general agriculture education such as county extension agents, banking or government service.

Major in Agriculture with Teacher Certification in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

A comprehensive educational program concerned with the broad field of agriculture. Emphasis in the major is on production techniques, managerial skills and competencies necessary to function as agricultural scientists, educators, or agricultural managers in today’s complex agricultural industry. Agriculture teachers are certified to teach in grades six through twelve in the public schools of Texas.

Major in Agriculture Animal Science

The study of all aspects of the livestock and poultry industries including commercial production and management; food processing; and animal feed/animal health including nutrition, biotechnology and veterinary medicine. Involvement of students in ongoing faculty research prepares graduates for careers in research and industry; and for further education in veterinary schools or graduate schools. Students may pursue two specializations with this major:

  • Basic Science and Pre-Vet. The department supervises the Pre-Veterinary Science program, which provides two years of specialized course work for students planning to enter veterinary school.
  • Integrated Ranch and Natural Resources Management

Major in Agriculture Business and Management

This major reaches far beyond the farm to encompass the activities involved in bringing food and fiber to consumers. Students may pursue three specializations with this major:

  • Agribusiness Management. In this specialization students learn about the acquisition and use of capital, the working of the marketplace, financial institutions, and the effect of government policies on agriculture. Therefore, the Agribusiness Management specialization includes courses in agricultural finance, marketing and policies dealing with resource use as well as courses in technical agriculture and general education core curriculum.
  • Agricultural Systems Management. This specialization integrates and applies engineering technology, agricultural sciences, and business. It prepares graduates for careers in technical fields and engineering such as agricultural machinery and power systems, electrical energy systems including sensors and controls, agricultural structures, surveying, and environmental systems including water utilization and quality. Students are involved with ongoing research, farm power and machinery, and precision farming and global positioning systems. Graduates are expected to assume positions of leadership and responsibility in careers such as product testing and service management, agricultural sales and services, and agricultural production systems.
  • Horticultural Business. This specialization teaches management of commercial establishments and institutions that produce ornamental plants such as greenhouses and nurseries, floral shops and plant therapy businesses. The major also contains specialized courses in horticulture that utilize greenhouses, the Freeman Center and the Living Library Gardens.

Internship

Students are encouraged to apply for internships and enroll in AG 4310 after their junior year. The department will assist students in securing internships in agriculturally related businesses or agencies. For specific information and requirements about internships, contact the Department Chair.

Courses in Agriculture (AG)

AG 1110. Careers in Agriculture.

This course is an introduction to careers available in the broad field of agriculture including an overview of personal and career qualifications needed for workplace success.
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: AGRI 1131

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AG 1445. Basic Animal Science.

An introductory course designed to acquaint students with the importance of the livestock industry. A study of the types and breeds; market classes and grades of beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses, and poultry; attention will be given to breeding, judging, care, and management.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: AGRI 1419

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AG 2310. Applied Leadership Principles.

Preparation for professional leadership and service, with emphasis on application of leadership principles. The course will focus on guiding students in developing enhanced leadership skills through group and individual leadership enhancement projects and topic research. Prerequisite: AG 1110.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
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AG 2313. Agronomic Crops.

A study of the production, harvest practices, storage, and use of cereal and feed grains, fiber crops, forages, and other related crops requiring special technology.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: AGRI 1307

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AG 2345. Horse Management.

A course designed as a broad but thorough coverage of most areas of horse husbandry and production, including anatomy, physiology, breeding, feeding, training, and health care. Laboratory sessions are designed to acquaint the student with modern methods of breeding, training, and care of the horse.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 2367. Animal Ultrasonography.

A study of current developments and utilization of animal ultrasonography technology in agriculture. Hands-on training in animal growth and development, animal breeding, animal handling and management, animal reproduction, computer technology and data interpretation.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 2373. Introduction to Agricultural Engineering.

An introductory course designed to acquaint students with a wide range of concepts, principles and applied technologies in agricultural engineering. A problem solving course.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: AGRI 2303

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AG 2374. Metal Fabrication and Welding Technology for Agriculture.

This course covers the principles and practices of applied metallurgy and welding. Emphasis is given to the management of the technologies and techniques associated with oxy-fuel cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC). Prerequisite: AG 2373.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 2379. General Horticulture.

A survey of the general field of horticulture including general areas of employment.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: AGRI 1315

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AG 2383. Introduction to Agricultural Economics.

The role of agriculture in the general economy; the study of basic economic concepts with their application to the agricultural firm; the structure and operation of the marketing system; the functional and institutional aspects of agricultural finance; international trade; and government farm programs.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: AGRI 2317

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AG 2390. Computer Applications in Agriculture.

Introduction to computers and computer technology; operation and application of the computer in production agriculture and agricultural business, services and industries. Includes characteristics of computer hardware and software, accessing and using the computer in agriculture.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
TCCN: AGRI 1309

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AG 3301. Genetics of Livestock and Plant Improvement.

Fundamental principles of genetics and their application to higher plants and animals. The physical basis of Mendelian inheritance, expression and interaction of genes, gene frequency, linkage, sex linkage, inbreeding, line breeding, and crossbreeding as applied to selection indices for livestock and plants. Prerequisites: AG 1445; BIO 1330 and BIO 1130. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3302. Herbaceous Plant Materials.

This course will include the identification, selection, use, and management of annuals, perennials, herbs, and ornamental grasses in the landscape. Each student will learn irrigation, fertilization, pruning, and other cultural needs of such plants. The laboratory will complement lecture.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3304. Propagation of Horticultural Plants.

Principles and practices of propagating ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits by sexual and asexual methods including germination of seed, layerage, graftage, division, cuttage, bulbs, corms, and other vegetative plant structures. Study of physical, physiological and environmental factors affecting propagation of ornamental plants.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3305. Woody Plant Materials for Outdoor Landscapes.

Study of woody plant material including fruit and ornamental trees, shrubs, and ground covers and their identification, nomenclature, and use in the planting and development of home landscapes.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3306. Flowers and Plants for Interior Design.

Study of flowers, cut flowers, foliage and blooming pot plants to enhance the interior design of homes and businesses including their identification, cultural requirements, uses, diagnoses and corrective measures of disorders. Basic principles of flower arrangement and the preparation of floral and plant decoration as used in interior design. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3308. Organic Gardening.

Study of principles and practices that involve the production of vegetables by organic methods. Fertility and irrigation; as well as weed, insect and disease control by practices will be covered.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AG 3310. Agriculture Power and Machinery Technology.

This course covers the principles of 2 stroke and 4-stroke cycle engines, ignition, and combustion types including injection systems. Components including power and power transmissions and hydraulic systems will also be addressed. Prerequisites: MATH 1315 and AG 2373.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3314. Animal Health and Disease Control.

A course designed to enable the animal science student to understand basic veterinary principles as applied to prevention of disease in domestic livestock. Common diseases of livestock are considered, with emphasis on sanitation and modern preventative methods concerned with keeping livestock healthy. Prerequisite: AG 1445.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AG 3317. Farm Management.

Tools and techniques which are basic to the study of farm organization and decision making, the wise allocation of factors of production, the keeping of records, and income tax management. Prerequisites: AG 2383, AG 2390; MATH 1315 or MATH 1319.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 3318. Agricultural Business Management.

Introduction to the institutions and functions in agribusiness. The institutional structure of the agribusiness sector such as the feed, farm machinery and equipment, farm chemicals, financial institutions and private and public agri-services will be delineated. The second part of the course will introduce and develop the various functions such as organizational behavior, financial management, market management and human resource management. Prerequisites: AG 2383, AG 2390; MATH 1315 or MATH 1319.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AG 3319. International Food and Fiber Systems.

Presents the food and fiber system from an international Component. Analysis of food production and consumption patterns under different world economic systems, causes of surpluses and shortages throughout the world; the role of trade in solving food and agricultural problems. Outlook and situation for food and fiber is discussed for both developed and developing nations, and impact of U.S. food policy on world trade flows is presented. (MULT).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Multicultural Content
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3321. Range Management.

Practical problems met in managing native pastures and rangelands. Attention to determining range condition and proper stocking rates, methods of handling livestock on the range, range reseeding, brush control, and poisonous plants. The ecological and physiological response of range vegetation to grazing. Prerequisite: AG 1445.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AG 3325. Animal Nutrition.

Principles of animal nutrition with emphasis on digestion, absorption, metabolism, and function of nutrients; estimation of feedstuff nutritive value; and requirements of animals. Prerequisites: CHEM 1341, CHEM 1141 and BIO 1330 BIO 1130. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3329. Economic Entomology.

A study of the most common insects of field crops, fruits, and vegetables; life history, methods of attack, damage, and means of preventing and controlling. Collection and mounts of insects will be made.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3330. Applied Wildlife Nutrition.

Basic and fundamental principles of nutrition for ruminant and non-ruminant wildlife with emphasis in North American and African wildlife. Attention will be given to digestive physiology and anatomy, feed sources, forage resources, and nutrient requirements. Prerequisite: AG 1445 or BIO 1330 and BIO 1130.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3331. Reproduction in Farm Animals.

An examination of the anatomy and physiology of reproductive systems of livestock of economic importance. Attention is given to reproductive failure and disease. The laboratory includes pregnancy testing, semen collection and evaluation, artificial insemination techniques, and evaluation of breeding records. Prerequisites: AG 1445 and 3301, or BIO 2450.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3345. Livestock Selection and Evaluation.

Detailed consideration of the factors involved in the selection and evaluation of beef cattle, sheep, swine, rabbits, goats, and chickens. Emphasis will be placed on the care, grooming and exhibition of livestock projects. Prerequisite: AG 1445; junior classification.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 3351. Agricultural Marketing and Sales.

A study of the food marketing system and farm input sales; includes the functional systems approach that integrates the agricultural input industries into a discussion of food marketing; takes a micro approach to the development of marketing management skills needed in agribusiness; and provides a critical outlook on issues ranging from inputs to final food products. Prerequisites: AG 2383; MATH 1315 or MATH 1319. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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AG 3352. Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics.

Principles involved in collection, tabulating and analyzing agricultural data. Topics include sampling procedures, questionnaire development, descriptive analysis of data, correlation, prediction and forecasting and tests of significance. Simple computer programs will be stressed for class exercises during the course. Prerequisite: MATH 1315, MATH 1319, MATH 2321, or MATH 2471.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 3353. Agricultural Structures and Environment.

Principles and practices associated with structural components, selection, materials of construction, heat and moisture control, and the environmental issues of waste management systems; a problem solving course. Prerequisites: MATH 1315, AG 2373 and AG 2390.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 3375. Management of Agricultural Machinery and Equipment.

This course addresses the optimization of the equipment phases of agricultural production and processing. Emphasis will be placed on management and decision making principles concerned with the efficient selection, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of machinery and equipment. Prerequisites: AG 2373, MATH 1315, CHEM 1341, CHEM 1141, and AG 2390.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 3426. Soil Science I.

The fundamental principles of soil science to acquaint the student with some physical, chemical, and biological properties of the soil. Prerequisites: CHEM 1341 and CHEM 1141; and AG 2313 or AG 2379.
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 3427. Soil Science II.

Management of soils as pertaining to their place in the environment. Special emphasis will be given to the role of soil in conventional agricultural systems, natural resource systems, waste management systems, and reclaimed and artificial soil systems. Prerequisite: AG 3426. (WI).
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4 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required|Writing Intensive
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AG 3455. Land Surveying.

Engineering practices used in plane and geodetic surveying including differential and profile leveling, topographic, land, boundary and cadastral, and construction surveys. Laboratory exercises include use of dumpy levels, transits and total stations, and GPS (Global Positioning System) total station with RTK (real time kinematic). Planimeters and stereoscopes are used in analyzing aerial maps. Prerequisites: MATH 1315 or MATH 1317 or MATH 1319; AG 2373 and AG 2390.
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4 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 4 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required|Time Conflicts Permitted
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AG 4185. Current Problems in Technical Agriculture.

A course for advanced undergraduates to study subject matter of special interest in agriculture. Problems in agronomy, economics, animal science, plant science, and farm mechanics may be selected. Prerequisite: Approval by department chair. May be repeated for up to three semester hours credit. Course may not be taken for graduate credit. (WI).
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1 Credit Hour. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Dual Enrollment Permitted|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 4212. Program Building.

This course will focus on program and curriculum development in agricultural education settings. Primary course elements will include determining program and curriculum goals and objectives, implementing the program, and curriculum evaluation. Prerequisites: AG 4343, AG 4361 (to be taken in final semester).
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2 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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AG 4300. Greenhouse and Nursery Management.

Planning greenhouses for commercial and home use; plant-nursery layouts. Study of the physical and economic factors affecting the production of plants in the greenhouse and other forcing structures, and in the field; management techniques used in the production and marketing of greenhouse and nursery plants. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required|Writing Intensive
Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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AG 4302. Fruit and Vegetable Crop Production.

Factors influencing small-fruit and tree-fruit and vegetable crop production in the field including root stocks, varieties, soil, planting, transplanting, irrigating, fertilizing, pruning, insects, diseases, nematodes, weeds, chemicals, harvesting, storing, and marketing; greenhouse production of certain vegetables. Prerequisite: AG 2313 or AG 2379. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required|Writing Intensive
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AG 4304. Landscape Management.

To acquaint students with the practices and techniques used in professional landscape construction and management, and with the scientific and technical basis for such practices.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 4305. Landscape Design.

Landscaping combines elements of art and science to create functional, aesthetically pleasing outdoor space. This class helps students develop knowledge of design elements and principles. Students learn site and client analysis techniques for critiquing landscapes. Students learn to communicate ideas through the planning and drawing of landscape plans.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 4307. Professional Development in Agriculture.

This course requires students to select a topic of current interest appropriate to the major. Critical analysis of the situation including both positive and negative aspects will be encouraged. Findings will be presented in both oral and written form. (Capstone Course). Senior Classification required to enroll.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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AG 4310. Agricultural Internship.

This course integrates professional and academic experience through internship with an external employer. The internship is designed to provide actual work experience, observation and analysis in the student’s chosen career field. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing and a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
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3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing
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AG 4311. Instructional Methods for Career and Technology Educators.

An analysis of the instructional techniques, strategies and methods appropriate to the effective teaching of career and technology subjects. Teaching special populations and teaching in multicultural environments will be addressed. To be taken the Fall semester before student teaching.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required|Writing Intensive
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AG 4325. Feeds and Feeding.

Study of feedstuffs used in livestock enterprises. Application of basic nutrients to the needs of different species of livestock. Formulating rations, methods of feeding, feed control laws, and feeding investigation. Prerequisites: AG 1445; CHEM 1341, CHEM 1141; BIO 1330, BIO 1130.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 4326. Advanced Animal Science-Ruminants.

The application of scientific and technological advances to production and management in ruminant animal production and management. Prerequisite: AG 1445. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required|Writing Intensive
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AG 4328. Advanced Animal Science-Poultry and Swine.

Application of basic principles in the production and management of nonruminant animals. Scientific and technological advances with emphasis on overall management, health care, nutrition, genetics, physiology, and marketing of nonruminant animals. Prerequisite: AG 1445. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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AG 4330. Food Technology: Processing Meats.

Evaluation and grading of carcasses; wholesale and retail cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. Emphasis on quality controls, testing of finished products that have been frozen, cured, fried, pickled, and canned. Prerequisites: AG 1445, BIO 1330, 1130 and CHEM 1341, 1141; or consent of instructor.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 4343. Organization and Management for Laboratory Programs.

Instructional programs involving laboratory equipment and facilities will be examined. Curriculum, teaching methods, equipment and facility management practices including various aspects of safety, tool management, inventory and security are emphasized along with facilities layout planning. Must be taken in last semester of program. Prerequisites or co-requisites: AG 4212 and AG 4681.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 4361. Agriculture Electric and Mechanical Systems.

Electrical fundamentals applied to agricultural production and processing. Circuits, power, energy, wiring design, and motor fundamentals; selection, installation and operational characteristics. Sensors and control devices including switches, relays, timers, and circuit breakers will be studied. Prerequisite: AG 2373.
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3 Credit Hours. 2 Lecture Contact Hours. 2 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Lab Required
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AG 4371B. Agriculture Irrigation Technology.

Principles associated with water management practices in maintaining soil productivity and the influence of water management on environmental quality. Emphasis will be placed on the selection and layout of irrigation and drainage systems, waste management systems, and the impact on the environment. Prerequisite: AG 2373.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Topics
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AG 4371T. International Horticulture.

The purpose of this program is to introduce students to the English culture and way of life, as well as England's historic role in Horticulture, past and present. Students will intensely study from the following four horticultural fields: Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Design, Vegetables/Fruit Crops, and Vineyards and Hops. The program includes basic instruction in English history, as well as lectures and field trips.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing|Topics
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AG 4380. Agricultural Finance.

An introduction to finance and financial problems faced by agribusiness managers. The subject matter includes financial analysis, planning, and control; capital budgeting; capital structure, liquidity, and risk management; and financial markets. Prerequisites: AG 2383; MATH 1315 or MATH 1319; ACC 2361.
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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AG 4381. Agricultural Policy.

Identification and analysis of governmental programs and policies affecting the production and marketing of agricultural products. An economic evaluation of alternative policies and their application for farmers, consumers and agribusinesses will be considered. Prerequisites: AG 2383; MATH 1315 or MATH 1319. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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AG 4383. Agricultural Resource Economics.

Economic concepts and institutional factors relating to the use of agricultural resources such as land, air, water, energy, space, etc. Emphasis is on the conservation of resources and the environmental interactions resulting from the use of natural resources for agricultural production. Prerequisite: AG 2383, MATH 1315 or MATH 1319. (WI).
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3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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AG 4681. Student Teaching in Agricultural Science and Technology.

Planning for teaching agricultural science in selected schools in Texas. Course to be taken in final semester. Senior classification required to enroll.
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6 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Contact Hours. 6 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Writing Intensive
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Angirasa, Aditi K, Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Benavides, Elizabeth Ashley, Assistant Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Univ of Missouri-Columbia

Bruner, Brian L, Lecturer, Agriculture, M.B.A., Texas State University

Cade, Tina Marie, Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Dey, Madan Mohan, Chair - Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., University of the Philippines

Guney, Selin, Assistant Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Hoitt, Charles B, Lecturer, Agriculture, M.Ed., Texas State University

Le Duc, Frances A, Lecturer, Agriculture, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Missildine, James A, Lecturer, Agriculture, M.Ed., Texas State University

Mix, Kenneth D, Assistant Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Texas State University

Morrish, Douglas G, Associate Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Pulley, Justin David, Senior Lecturer, Agriculture, M.S., Sam Houston State University

Richardson, Carl R, Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Univ of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Wagner, Nicole Catherine, Senior Lecturer, Agriculture, Ph.D., Montana State University

Wakefield, Dexter Bernard, Assistant Professor, Agriculture, Ph.D., Purdue University Main Campus