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Agriscience I

     Agriscience I provides students with basic knowledge of agriculture and its history, and the science applications in agriculture. This course includes units in animal science, soil science, plant science, agricultural mechanics, basic carpentry, food science technology, agricultural leadership, and jumpstart pathways. Mathematics, science, English, biology, and human relation skills will be reinforces in the course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are school-based enterprises, field trips, internships. Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) programs and the FFA leadership activities are integral components of the course and provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies. FFA students will be required to fulfill requirements for earning the Greenhand degree. To be eligible for this degree, student must: be enrolled in Agricultural Education and have plans for an SAE; learn and recite the FFA creed, motto, salute, and mission statement; describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors; demonstrate a knowledge of the history of the FFA organization; personally own or have access to an official FFA manual.