Where are you headed?
The question asked most often to a young person is, “what do you want to do with your life?” The answer is almost always the same, “I don’t know yet.” Very seldom is a student’s path set after high school because they are simply not aware of the possibilities.
Those possibilities are especially overlooked when students do not realize the widespread career opportunities available in Agriculture. When a high school student from outside of a farming family hears “Agriculture”, they often discount themselves as a potential candidate for a career in this field. Even students from within our industry are not sure where they fit in. Students who excel in math, science, and chemistry are needed in Agriculture. Nontraditional students are needed in Agriculture as well as the student who considers themselves a natural fit.
Our goal is to expose the vast opportunities that are available in Agriculture to recruit a diverse new generation of agriculturalists who will lead the way into the future.
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SPC degree options are listed below:
Many students are undecided about the specific career path they want to take within the field of Agriculture. The Agriculture major designation is for the student who needs to take some time and explore the possibilities. You will be advised to explore your interests in a variety of classes that will help guide your future, while staying on track with the core requirements.
This degree plan can also be tailored to meet specific degree requirements such as Agriculture Education and many others.
Faculty advisors: Dave Cleavinger, Ron Presley
Designed for the student who is interested in the science or business of animal or food management. This degree plan meets the first two-year requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the Animal or Food Sciences.
Faculty advisor: Dave Cleavinger
Designed for the student who is interested in the management strategies of agricultural companies. Opportunities include farms, ranches, banks, insurance, real estate, food, and many other businesses.
Faculty advisor: Ron Presley
A curriculum designed for majors to develop verbal, visual, photography, and technological skills. Classes are taken within or department as well as the communication department on campus.
Departmental Advisor: Dave Cleavinger
A degree path designed to prepare a student for the first two years of the Pre-veterinary curriculum. The pre-veterinary medicine advisor is available to assist students with current requirements for degree programs. It is very important to meet with your advisor every semester, as updates are continually made for this path.
Faculty Advisor: Dave Cleavinger
Below are the agriculture courses that we offer:
AGRI 1307 – AGRONOMY
AGRI 1309 – COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE
AGRI 1311 – DAIRY SCIENCE
AGRI 1319 – INTRODUCTORY HORSE MANAGEMENT
AGRI 1325 – MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
AGRI 1329 – PRINCIPLES OF FOOD SCIENCE
AGRI 1415 – HORTICULTURE
AGRI 1419 – INTRODUCTORY ANIMAL SCIENCE
AGRI 2317 – INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE ECONOMICS
AGRI 2321 – LIVESTOCK EVALUATION
AGRI 2330 – WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
AGRI 2374 – INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL COMMUNICATIONS