# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Production Technology Task 365310753

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Construct a section of farm fence.


Demonstration should include
  • identifying various type of fences used in production agriculture (including electrified fences)
  • identifying fencing materials, equipment, and tools
  • identifying safety issues relevant to constructing a farm fence
  • determining when to use a specific fence to meet the need of a specific agricultural operation
  • designing a fence
  • calculating the cost of a given fence
  • exploring Virginia fencing law
  • assembling the section of fence.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why are fences used in production agriculture?
  • Why should one be aware of Virginia's fencing laws before replacing an old fence or constructing a new one?
  • What factors must be considered when building fences to construct lots or grazing systems?
  • What are three different types/styles of livestock fencing commonly used in Virginia?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.


The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).