2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Agricultural Production Technology (8010/36 weeks)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Demonstrating Leadership Skills
- Identify the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.
- Identify types and benefits of participation in a supervised agricultural experience (SAE).
- Participate in an SAE.
- Apply for an FFA award or degree based on an SAE.
- Explore career opportunities related to agriculture.
- Describe leadership characteristics and opportunities as they relate to agriculture and FFA.
Demonstrating Safety Skills in Agricultural Production
- Identify risks/hazards in an agricultural operation.
- Demonstrate safety in an agricultural operation.
- Identify public safety issues pertaining to agricultural operations.
- Perform lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures in an agricultural production setting.
- Identify regulations related to labor in the agricultural production operation.
Applying Safety Practices for Carpentry and Metalworking in Agriculture
- Identify marked safety areas.
- Identify the location and use of eye wash stations.
- Identify the location of posted evacuation routes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of SDS.
- Demonstrate the safe use of chemicals.
- Demonstrate the safe use of standard and metric hand tools.
- Demonstrate the safe use of power tools.
- Demonstrate the safe use of precision standard and metric measuring tools.
- Demonstrate the use of protective clothing and equipment.
- Demonstrate the safe use of fire-protection equipment.
- Demonstrate the safe use of equipment.
- Demonstrate safe practices in the agricultural mechanics lab/workshop.
Using Mechanics in Agricultural Production
Using Soil Science in Agricultural Production
- Describe the soil-formation process and components of soil.
- Evaluate the physical and chemical properties of soil.
- Analyze soil characteristics.
- Create soil amendment recommendations for a given crop or land use.
- Examine best management practices for improving soil health.
- Describe erosion, its effects on the environment, and prevention methods.
- Conduct a water percolation test.
- Demonstrate how to use the USDA Web Soil Survey.
- Devise a soil-management plan to minimize erosion and maximize biodiversity, plant productivity, and the formation of topsoil.
Using Plant Science in Agricultural Crop Production
- Identify grain, oil, and specialty field crops.
- Identify vegetable crops.
- Identify fruit and nut crops.
- Identify the essential nutrients and their major functions for optimal plant growth and development.
- Identify common plant nutrient deficiency and toxicity symptoms.
- Analyze the influence of environmental factors on plant growth.
- Identify principles and practices of sustainable crop production.
- Differentiate among approved planting practices.
- Prepare growing media for use in plant cultivation systems.
- Develop a management plan for plant production.
- Cultivate plants based on current industry standards.
- Evaluate disease-control measures.
- Develop a plan for integrated pest management (IPM) for plant production.
- Demonstrate crop-sampling techniques.
- Analyze crop samples.
Managing Natural Resources
Exploring Livestock and Poultry Production
Developing Business Aspects of an Agricultural Enterprise
- Explain the benefits and liabilities of owning an agricultural business.
- Identify the components of a business plan for an agricultural enterprise.
- Explore government agencies, regulations, and incentives.
- Describe marketing options for an agricultural enterprise.
- Explain the importance of establishing and maintaining a financial and production record-keeping system for an agricultural enterprise.
Understanding Precision Agriculture Management and Technologies
- Describe technologies used in precision agriculture and their importance.
- Describe the equipment necessary for a GPS to provide applications used in precision agriculture.
- Describe the procedure for operating a GPS receiver.
- Research technologies used in precision agriculture management.
- Collect and apply data in the development of a map.
Exploring Security in Agricultural Industries
- Define biosecurity.
- Describe biosecurity procedures in agricultural production.
- Identify biosecurity risks in an agricultural production enterprise.
- Define agroterrorism.
- Describe internal and external measures to prevent agroterrorism related to an agricultural enterprise.
- Identify agroterrorism risks related to an agricultural enterprise.
- Define cybersecurity as it relates to agricultural production.
- Describe measures to prevent cybersecurity breaches in an agricultural production enterprise.
- Identify cybersecurity risks related to an agricultural production enterprise.