# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Operating the Farm Business (8014/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Operating the Farm Business (8014/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8014
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:12

In this capstone course, students research successful business and management practices. Students explore the role of new and evolving technologies related to managing and operating an agricultural enterprise. Emphasis is placed on best management practices used in production agriculture, safety in an agricultural enterprise, and understanding agricultural markets.

Recommended prerequisites: Agricultural Business Operations II (8024) and/or Agricultural Business Management III (8026)

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Agribusiness Systems
    • Animal Systems
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Food Products and Processing Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Plant Systems

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.