Operating the Farm Business (8014/36 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.
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
- Animal Systems Assessment
- Beef Quality Assurance Examination
- College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA+)
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- Forest Products and Processing Assessment
- Microsoft 365 Fundamentals Examination
- Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals Examination
- Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals Examination
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Examinations
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Natural Resources Systems Assessment
- Production Agriculture Assessment
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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.