2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Agricultural Business Fundamentals I (8022/36 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.
Exploring Leadership Skills and FFA Membership
Developing Employability Skills
Making Consumer Choices
Managing Financial Records
- Keep accurate business records.
- Summarize records.
- Prepare a personal budget.
- Practice maintenance of regular checking and savings accounts.
- Identify personal financial management tools and strategies.
- Complete mock income tax forms.
- Calculate depreciation.
- Calculate net worth.
- Complete a profit-and-loss statement.
Performing Computer Operations for Agriculture
- Identify agricultural applications of leading technology (e.g., GPS, GIS, cellular and wireless communication, software).
- Create records and correspondence, using word processing software, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail.
- Conduct research.
- Conduct oral and visual presentation, using presentation software.
- Implement procedures for backing up files and restoring files from backup.
Understanding Basic Economics
- Explain the importance of economics.
- Identify the components of the economic process.
- Identify basic economic principles (e.g., supply and demand).
- Differentiate among economic resources (e.g., factors of production, intermediate goods).
- Calculate the cost of production.
- Identify characteristics of free enterprise.
Understanding Agricultural Business Structure and Procedures
- Define the role of entrepreneurship in the agricultural industry.
- Describe various forms of agricultural business structures.
- Explain the benefits and liabilities of owning an agricultural business.
- Develop an organizational chart.
- Interpret a rent/lease agreement.
- Justify the purchase or sale of equipment and supplies.
- Set profit goals.
- Identify sources of capital.
Marketing Agricultural Products or Services
- Identify the various agricultural markets.
- Explain the importance of marketing an agricultural business.
- Identify the components of the marketing process.
- Identify various media outlets for promoting agricultural products and services.
- Explain Virginia’s role in the global market.
- Identify personal traits that are beneficial to an agricultural salesperson or brand ambassador.