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2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Agricultural Business Management III (8026/36 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 Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

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 Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

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 cte@doe.virginia.gov. 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).

  1. Identify the role of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) in agricultural education.
  2. Participate in an SAE.

Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA

  1. Identify benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.
  2. Describe leadership characteristics and opportunities as they relate to agriculture and FFA.
  3. Apply for an FFA degree and/or an agricultural proficiency award.

Training for Leadership in Agricultural Business

  1. Identify the benefits of community involvement and networking with local, state, and national agencies.
  2. Develop partnerships with other organizations.
  3. Demonstrate techniques to motivate, coach, counsel, and reward individuals and teams.

Developing Employability Skills

  1. Compile a résumé.
  2. Maintain a portfolio.
  3. Apply for a promotion.
  4. Compose a letter of resignation.
  5. Explain the benefits of Work-based Learning (WBL).

Making Consumer Choices

  1. Compare sources (e.g., banks, credit cards, farm credit) of consumer credit.
  2. Complete a sample credit application.
  3. Evaluate the impact of a credit report.
  4. Evaluate various types of insurance coverage.

Managing Financial Records

  1. Maintain accurate records.
  2. Make financial decisions based on accounting records.
  3. Analyze financial records.
  4. Complete a rent/lease agreement.

Performing Computer Operations for Agriculture

  1. Present an analysis of data collected with leading technology.
  2. Investigate technological trends in agricultural business and marketing.

Understanding Basic Economics

  1. Describe the benefits and problems of global trade.
  2. Describe the changing nature of the population, labor force, and social issues that affect businesses.

Conducting a Needs Assessment

  1. Analyze customer feedback obtained through measurement tools.
  2. Analyze the competition among agricultural businesses.

Planning the Agribusiness

  1. Explain entrepreneurship and its role in the agricultural industry.
  2. Identify business ownerships.
  3. Select a product or service for an agribusiness.
  4. Research resources, mentors, and professional advisors as aids in agribusiness development.
  5. Develop a business plan.

Applying Management Skills

  1. Identify management roles.
  2. Identify employee incentives and fringe benefits.
  3. Identify time management techniques.
  4. Simulate the maintenance of a business checking account.
  5. Make business presentation.
  6. Describe the hiring process.
  7. Develop an employee training plan.
  8. Describe the employee evaluation process.
  9. Examine legal issues and labor laws relative to agricultural business.
  10. Describe the process for terminating employees.

Planning Production of the Product(s) or Service(s)

  1. Develop a timeline for starting a business.
  2. Develop quality control procedures.

Marketing Agricultural Products or Services

  1. Describe types of advertising media used by agricultural businesses.
  2. Develop a marketing plan.
  3. Evaluate the marketing process based on the marketing plan.
  4. Describe terms associated with futures markets.

Using Business Laws in Agricultural Business

  1. Describe laws concerning agribusiness.
  2. Explain the legal responsibilities of the business to employees and business associates.

Evaluating the Agricultural Business

  1. Evaluate selected aspects of the business.
  2. Analyze sales and production records.
  3. Analyze inventory records.
  4. Evaluate a profit-distribution plan.