2019/2020 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 Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
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 Work-Based Learning
Note:Competencies 39-43 have been added to ensure compliance with federal legislation: National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7, https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ7/PLAW-116publ7.pdf). All inquiries may be sent to email@example.com. Students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success. Instruction is delivered through three major components: classroom/lab instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, and student leadership (FFA).
Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA
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.