CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 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 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.

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.