# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Production Technology Task 724345080

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify risks/hazards in an agricultural operation.


Identification should include
  • farm equipment and machinery hazards
  • chemical hazards
  • biological hazards, including arboviral, zoonotic, and other animal-borne infection hazards
  • respiratory hazards (e.g., acute and chronic air contaminants, organic dust, pesticide drift, spores)
  • electrical hazards
  • livestock hazards
  • structural hazards
  • confined space hazards
  • heat hazards
  • noise hazards
  • water hazards (e.g., ditches, sloughs, rain barrels, farm ponds).
Teacher resource: AgSafety4u Certificate Course

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are some hazards related to tractor operation?
  • Why is the power takeoff (PTO) on a tractor so dangerous?
  • What are some ways to minimize hazards?
  • What are some hazards inherent to working around livestock?

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).

History and Social Science


The student will apply social science skills to understand major events in Virginia and United States history during the first half of the nineteenth century by

  1. explaining territorial expansion and its impact on the American Indians;
  2. describing the political results of territorial expansion;
  3. assessing the political and economic changes that occurred during this period, with emphasis on James Madison and the War of 1812;
  4. analyzing the social and cultural changes during the period, with emphasis on “the age of the common man” (Jacksonian Era);
  5. evaluating the cultural, economic, and political issues that divided the nation, including tariffs, slavery, the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements, and the role of the states in the Union.;
  6. explaining how Manifest Destiny and President James K. Polk’s policies impacted the nation; and
  7. evaluating and explaining the multiple causes and compromises leading to the Civil War, including the role of the institution of slavery.


The student will apply social science skills to understand how the nation grew and changed from the end of Reconstruction through the early twentieth century by

  1. explaining the westward movement of the population in the United States, with emphasis on the role of the railroads, communication systems, admission of new states to the Union, and the impact on American Indians;
  2. analyzing the factors that transformed the American economy from agrarian to industrial and explaining how major inventions transformed life in the United States, including the emergence of leisure activities;
  3. examining the contributions of new immigrants and evaluating the challenges they faced, including anti-immigration legislation;
  4. analyzing the impact of prejudice and discrimination, including “Jim Crow” laws, the responses of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, and the practice of eugenics in Virginia;
  5. evaluating and explaining the social and cultural impact of industrialization, including rapid urbanization; and
  6. evaluating and explaining the economic outcomes and the political, cultural, and social developments of the Progressive Movement and the impact of its legislation.