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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Agricultural Business Fundamentals I (8022/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional 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.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Leadership Skills and FFA Membership

  1. Identify benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.
  2. Participate in supervised agricultural experiences (SAE).
  3. Apply for an FFA award, based on an SAE.
  4. Explore career opportunities related to agriculture.
  5. Describe leadership characteristics as they relate to agriculture.

Developing Employability Skills

  1. Compose a letter of application.
  2. Prepare a résumé.
  3. Create a portfolio.
  4. Complete electronic and hand-written employment application forms.
  5. Complete a mock employment interview.
  6. Compose an interview follow-up letter and/or e-mail.
  7. Identify the benefits of Work-based Learning (WBL) opportunities.

Making Consumer Choices

  1. Identify rights and responsibilities of customers.
  2. Identify methods of handling consumer complaints.
  3. Identify consumer-protection agencies.
  4. Identify components of a guarantee, a warranty, and a contract.
  5. Explain information found on product labels.

Managing Financial Records

  1. Keep accurate business records.
  2. Summarize records.
  3. Prepare a personal budget.
  4. Practice maintenance of regular checking and savings accounts.
  5. Identify personal financial management tools and strategies.
  6. Complete mock income tax forms.
  7. Calculate depreciation.
  8. Calculate net worth.
  9. Complete a profit-and-loss statement.

Performing Computer Operations for Agriculture

  1. Identify agricultural applications of leading technology (e.g., GPS, GIS, cellular and wireless communication, software).
  2. Create records and correspondence, using word processing software, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
  3. Conduct research.
  4. Conduct oral and visual presentation, using presentation software.
  5. Implement procedures for backing up files and restoring files from backup.

Understanding Basic Economics

  1. Explain the importance of economics.
  2. Identify the components of the economic process.
  3. Identify basic economic principles (e.g., supply and demand).
  4. Differentiate among economic resources (e.g., factors of production, intermediate goods).
  5. Calculate the cost of production.
  6. Identify characteristics of free enterprise.

Understanding Agricultural Business Structure and Procedures

  1. Define the role of entrepreneurship in the agricultural industry.
  2. Describe various forms of agricultural business structures.
  3. Explain the benefits and liabilities of owning an agricultural business.
  4. Develop an organizational chart.
  5. Interpret a rent/lease agreement.
  6. Justify the purchase or sale of equipment and supplies.
  7. Set profit goals.
  8. Identify sources of capital.

Marketing Agricultural Products or Services

  1. Identify the various agricultural markets.
  2. Explain the importance of marketing an agricultural business.
  3. Identify the components of the marketing process.
  4. Identify various media outlets for promoting agricultural products and services.
  5. Explain Virginia’s role in the global market.
  6. Identify personal traits that are beneficial to an agricultural salesperson or brand ambassador.

Using Business Laws in Agricultural Business

  1. Identify labor laws relative to agricultural business.
  2. Identify agricultural regulatory agencies and their responsibilities.
  3. Identify elements of sales and purchase contracts.