Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Department of Agriculture and Food Science

Dr.  Fredrick DeGraves, Chair

Environmental Sciences & Technology Building
Office 269
Phone: 270-745-3151; Fax: 270-745-5972
Website: http://www.wku.edu/agriculture

The complexity of the technological and financial structure of modern agriculture has made education increasingly important. It has also brought about a need for personnel to fill positions in various businesses and professions which support agriculture.

Processing and marketing of agricultural products and supplying agricultural chemicals, machinery, seed, feed, and other products require research, sales, and service personnel who have met specific educational requirements. Governmental agencies that conduct research, extension, advisory, and regulatory activities are staffed by highly trained agricultural personnel.

The Department of Agriculture and Food Science strives to fill the needs of both the student who requires general technical knowledge for production agriculture and the student who needs more specialized training to pursue one of many careers. This is accomplished by offering specific curricula with enough flexibility to allow specialization within the curriculum.

Many students studying agriculture have urban backgrounds and lack farm experiences. The Department of Agriculture and Food Science uses the University Farm and the Agricultural Exposition Center as integral parts of its laboratory and classroom instructional program to provide practical experiences. Internships and cooperative work experiences are encouraged for all students.

To complete the 120 semester hours required for a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture, students must complete the basic curriculum and one of the concentrations. The basic curriculum includes the Colonnade Program and specialty support requirements as well as basic professional courses in agriculture. These concentrations are agribusiness, agricultural education, agronomy (plant science or soil science), animal science, horse science, dairy science, general agriculture, turf and golf course management, horticulture, pre-veterinary medicine, and pre-forestry. These concentrations allow students to vary their course selection to better meet their particular area of interest. The student, in consultation with an assigned advisor, will choose specific courses in addition to the basic curriculum.

When planning a program of study, students should be aware of the University academic requirements and regulations contained in this catalog in the chapter “Academic Information.” Specific attention should be given to the subsections in the chapter entitled (a) Academic Programs, (b) Colonnade Requirements, and (c) Academic Requirements and Regulations. Students should be aware that some academic programs may include additional scholastic regulations and standards not specified in the catalog. To obtain a copy of these regulations, students should contact the department head.

Agriculture majors who follow the listed guidelines can graduate in 4 years (8 semesters) or less.

Guidelines

  1. Be advised by an assigned faculty advisor in the Department of Agriculture and Food Science each semester and enroll in the courses decided upon at the advising session.
  2. Excluding remedial classes, receive a passing grade for an average of 15 hours per semester for 8 semesters with a minimum 2.0 GPA and a minimum total of 120 hours, including 42 or more hours upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses. Complete the Colonnade Program requirements of the department and the university. Note specific required mathematics, biology, and chemistry courses.
  3. Deviation from any of these conditions might lead to the need for additional hours/courses and/or semester in order to graduate.

Faculty

Professor

Becky A. Gilfillen PhD (Plant and Soil Science), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1999

William T. Willian PhD (Plant & Soil Science), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1995

Paul B. Woosley PhD (Crop Science), University of Kentucky, 2002

Associate Professor

Fred J. DeGraves PhD (Veterinary Medical Sciences, Animal Science), North Carolina State University, 1991

Jean D. Gumirakiza PhD (Economics), Utah State University, 2013

Stephen A. King PhD (Agricultural Economics), Oklahoma State University Main Campus, 2004

Thomas W. Kingery PhD (Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications), Texas A & M University, 2010

Martin J. Stone PhD (Agronomy), Texas A & M University, 1994

Assistant Professor

Phillip A. Gunter PhD (Animal Sciences), Auburn University, 2018

Luiz H. Pereira Silva PhD (Animal Science), Foreign College/University, 2018

William D. Strunk PhD (Plant Science), University of Arkansas Main Campus, 2015

Clinical Assistant Professor

Roger L. Dennis MAE (Agriculture Education, Secondary Education), Western Kentucky University, 1992

Instructor I

Cris E. Scudder MS (Agricultural Mechanization), University of Missouri-Columbia, 1989

Paige A. Smith MS (Agriculture), Western Kentucky University, 2017

Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

AGEC 160    Introduction to Agribusiness and Agricultural Entrepreneurship    3 Hours

Overview of various aspects of agribusiness and agricultural economics with emphasis on entrepreneurial skills. Technical, managerial, and professional qualifications for agribusiness-related careers.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGEC 260    Golf Course Management    3 Hours

An introductory course on the organization and operation of a golf course business. Topics include planning, implementation and control of the physical facilities and financial aspects.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 261    Agricultural Accounting    3 Hours

Follows Farm Financial Standards Council guidelines for agricultural producers to analyze farm/ranch transactions and accounts, make journal and ledger entries, and produce farm financial statements.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGEC 360    Agricultural Economics    3 Hours

An introduction to the private and public sector of the United States economy. Identification of the resources used in agriculture. Elementary application of economic principles to resource use in agriculture. Lecture, three hours.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; summer 2020; fall 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

AGEC 361    Farm Management    3 Hours

Organizing and managing farms; factors affecting farm earnings; resource allocation; combining farm enterprises, individual farm organization and farm management problem assignments and application of the principles of business to farming are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 360 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGEC 362    Agricultural Marketing    3 Hours

Included are principles and methods of marketing farm products; institutions performing the various functions in marketing specific commodities; market prices; marketing costs; elementary treatment of cooperative marketing.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 360 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGEC 365    Computer Applications in Agriculture    2 Hours

Instruction in the use of microcomputers in agriculture. Included will be word processing, spreadsheets, data files, presentations, and other software used in agriculture. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): CSCI 145C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 366    Agricultural Sales and Services    3 Hours

Exploration, investigation and application of principles and concepts of sales and service applied to agriculture. A credit and personal improvement course designed for agri-business and educators working with sales and service of agricultural inputs and products. Note: Consent of instructor may be required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGEC 391    Survey of Commodity Futures and Options    3 Hours

Introductory overview of physical commodity futures and options markets including history, function, analysis, trends, and strategies, with specific focus on agricultural and food industry applications.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 360 and AGRI 291

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 460    Agricultural Policy    3 Hours

Principles underlying agricultural policy; the role of agriculture in the national economy; objectives of agricultural policy and the means of reaching them; appraisal of current and proposed agricultural programs; and legislation for remedial economic action are presented.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 360 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 461    Advanced Farm Management    3 Hours

Identification, analysis and solution of problems of farm organization and operation; how to evaluate and incorporate innovations into new or ongoing operation, case studies and field trips to situation farms in South Central Kentucky are emphasized. Note: Permission of instuctor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 361 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 463    Agriculture Finance    3 Hours

Farm finance problems, credit institutions, capital requirements, investment decisions, budgeting techniques, operation of lending agencies and alternative means of acquiring capital are studied. Note: Permission of instuctor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGEC 361 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGEC 468    World Food Development    3 Hours

Study of world food production problems and opportunities in feeding an ever-increasing population. Assessment of world food production, poverty, government policies, multi-national businesses and cultures. Investigates methods of increasing production.

Prerequisite(s): (AGEC 160 or ECON 150 or ECON 202 or ECON 203)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGEC 471    Agribusiness Entrepreneurial System    3 Hours

Connecting essential concepts/components learned from various disciplines to develop entrepreneurial skills in the agriculture industry in order to create innovative agriculture-related ventures and manage them profitably. NOte: Instuctor authorization may be required. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SY

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021

AGEC 475    Special Topics in Agriculture Economics    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGEC 482    Development of Agricultural Resourses for Recreation    3 Hours

Principles in developing physical facilities for various rural recreational enterprises are studied. Topics include enterprise selection, program planning, site selection, promotion financing, management and construction of facilities. Note: Upper division hours or consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Agricultural Education (AGED)

AGED 200    Foundations of Agricultural Education    1 Hour

History and foundation of agricultural education and career and technical education. Includes tools to promote, oversee, and evaluate agricultural education activities in grades 7-12.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGED 250    Introduction to Teacher Education in Agriculture    3 Hours

An analysis of the philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of education in American academic and career-technical public education. Qualification, performance and general expectation of the agriculture teacher are stressed. Students must complete a 25-hour pre-student teaching experience in the public schools. Periodic class trips are taken to observe various agriculture education departments.

Equivalent(s): EDU 250

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGED 300    Youth Development for Agricultural Educators    3 Hours

Prepares future secondary school agricultural educators to provide academic advisement and leadership in youth development programs in secondary schools.

Prerequisite(s): (AGED 250 or MGE 275)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGED 470    Methods of Teaching in Agricultural Education    3 Hours

Experiences related to the teaching of agriculture education, further preparing the prospective teacher in supervised occupational experience programs. FFA activities, classroom management, and general teaching techniques. Departments are occasionally visited. Note: Admission to student teaching required.

Prerequisite(s): (AGED 250 or EDU 250) and SPED 330 and AGRI 398 and PSY 310

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGED 471    Organization and Planning in Agricultural Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

A teacher preparation course designed to prepare pre-service teachers for the student teaching experience and for a full-time teaching position. Unit planning, lesson preparation, and delivery comprise the major portion of this course. Note: Admission to student teaching required.

Prerequisite(s): (AGED 250 or EDU 250) and SPED 330 and AGRI 398 and PSY 310

Course Fee: $100

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGED 475    Selected Topics in Agriculture    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGED 489    Special Problems in Agricultural Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Note: Instructor's consent and 3.0 grade point average required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

Agricultural Mechanics (AGMC)

AGMC 170    Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization    2 Hours

The topics studied in this course will be electrical power, land surveying and building construction.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 171

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGMC 171    Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGMC 170.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 170

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGMC 172    Lawn and Garden Equipment    2 Hours

The student will study equipment used in the lawn and garden industry. Primary study will involve the engine and its accessories.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 173

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

AGMC 173    Lawn and Garden Equipment Laboratory    1 Hour

The student will disassemble and repair engines and other components to study by following manufacturer's specification, using measuring devices, and other recommended procedures.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 172

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

AGMC 176    Agriculture Safety    2 Hours

Topics include the safe handling of hand tools, power tools, agricultural machinery, farm animals, pesticides, and fertilizers, with emphasis on hazxard awareness, workplace regulations, and basic intervention strategies. Students will be trained in CPR (not certified) and other quick response first aid techniques.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGMC 270    Turf Mowing Equipment Maintenance    2 Hours

Instruction in the use of modern machines and techniques to maintain cutting equipment used in the turf industry. Techniques for precision maintenance are studied.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 271

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

AGMC 271    Turf Mowing Equipment Maintenance Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGMC 270.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 270

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

AGMC 272    Turf Equipment Management and Operation    2 Hours

Instruction in the selection, economic management and operation of turf equipment. Included are safety, pesticide certification, adjustments, basic operation, and cost analysis.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

AGMC 273    Turf Equipment Management and Operation Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGMC 272.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 272

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

AGMC 326    Precision Agriculture    3 Hours

Utilization of remote sensing, soil sampling and information management tools to increase agricultural production, optimize returns, and preserve natural resources. Satellite, informational and geospatial technologies are examined within the context of production agriculture. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGMC 371    Agricultural Mechanics    1 Hour (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

The major focus of this course will be metal work, welding and basic metallurgy.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 372

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGMC 372    Agricultural Mechanics Laboratory    2 Hours

A laboratory course correlated with AGMC 371.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 371

Course Fee: $125

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGMC 373    Farm Power—Mechanical and Machinery    2 Hours

The student will learn basic engine principles used on farm equipment and accessory systems. Basic principles of machinery management as applied toward proper machinery use and adjustment in the field will be addressed. Note: Permission of instuctor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): (AGMC 170 (may be taken concurrently) and AGMC 371 (may be taken concurrently))

Corequisite(s): AGMC 374

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

AGMC 374    Farm Power—Mechanical and Machinery Laboratory    1 Hour

The student will disassemble and reassemble engines and machinery components.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 373

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

AGMC 377    Farm Machinery    2 Hours

The design principles, operation, selection and management of Lecture two hours. Field trips as needed. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGMC 170 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): AGMC 378

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

AGMC 378    Farm Machinery Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGMC 377.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 377

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

AGMC 390    Farm Structures and Environment    2 Hours

The basic concepts of structural and environmental problems as they relate to agricultural buildings, analysis of materials and their selection for agriculture buildings are presented. Design of light-framed structures and the use of environmental controls in livestock and product storage buildings, building codes and their effects on farm structures are reviewed. Field trips as needed. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGMC 170 and AGMC 371

Corequisite(s): AGMC 391

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGMC 391    Farm Structures and Environment Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGMC 390.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 390

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGMC 392    Turf Irrigation    2 Hours

Instruction in the selection, care, operation and management of irrigation systems specifically designed for commercial, industrial and residential turf settings. Special emphasis given to the unique circumstance of golf courses. Field trips required.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 116 (may be taken concurrently) or MA 116C (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 116E (may be taken concurrently)) or (MATH 115 or MA 115C) and AGRO 110

Corequisite(s): AGMC 393

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

AGMC 393    Turf Irrigation Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGMC 392.

Corequisite(s): AGMC 392

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

AGMC 425    Applied Hydraulics and Pneumatics    3 Hours

Study of the fundamental principles of hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their application to mobile and stationary agriculture and construction machinery.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 115 or MA 115C or MATH 116 or MATH 116E or MA 116C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

AGMC 475    Selected Topics in Agriculture    3 Hours

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Agriculture - General (AGRI)

AGRI 101    The Science of Agriculture    3 Hours

Biological, chemical, and earth science concepts are related to agriculture. Intended for non-majors. Does not count toward agriculture major credit. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code NS

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020

AGRI 102    Freshman Seminar in Agriculture    1 Hour

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRI 108    Rural Sociology    3 Hours

The study of rural social groups and interaction in rural and suburban America as well as in rural areas of the world. The influences of basic concepts of society and culture and the relationship of rural population, class, social institutions, and groups on rural social change. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-SB | SB

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRI 175    University Experience – Agriculture    1 Hour

Designed to develop academic skills and library research skills, to foster personal development, and to provide information about campus resources, thus empowering students to have a successful transition to the higher education experience.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGRI 269    Cooperative Education in Agriculture I    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 8 hrs)

Practical out-of-the classroom experience in a supervised work situation with a cooperating business, industry or governmental agency, emphasizing application of knowledge and skills in specified areas of agriculture. A maximum of 8 hours of cooperative education may apply toward a major in agriculture. Does not count toward agriculture minor credit.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRI 280    Introduction to Environmental Science    3 Hours

An introductory course devoted to the study of environmental issues. A general understanding of application of science to solution of contemporary environmental problems. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-NS | NS

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; summer 2019; winter 2020; summer 2020; summer 2021

AGRI 291    Introduction to Data Analysis and Interpretation    3 Hours

Application of scientific method in acquiring new knowledge, interpretation of statistical research data; application of statistical concepts. Lecture and Laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 116 (may be taken concurrently) or MA 116C (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 116E (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 115 or MA 115C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

AGRI 315    Water in Food Production    3 Hours

A study of the role of water in food production, including availability and distribution, economics, droughts and floods, pollution, waste disposal, sustainability, political rights and regulations, and ethics. Note: A minimum of 12 hours of agriculture or other sciences or combination thereof is required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

AGRI 323    Wine Fundamentals    3 Hours

Agricultural and historical origins of wine, including important grape varietals and principles of fermentation. Major wine-producing regions and fundamentals of wine marketing are also explored.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

AGRI 355    Biotechnology in Agriculture    3 Hours

Introduction to current biotechnologies used in agriculture including genetic modification of crop plants and animals, genetically modified foods, fermentation biotechnology, pharming and other current topics.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 and BIOL 121 and (ANSC 140 or AGRO 110)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGRI 369    Cooperative Education in Agriculture II    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 8 hrs)

Practical out-of-the classroom experience in a supervised work situation with a cooperating business, industry or government agency, emphasizing application of knowledge and skills in specified areas of agriculture. A maximum of 8 hours of cooperative education may apply toward a major in agriculture. Does not count toward agriculture minor credit.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

AGRI 397    Agriculture Career Planning    1 Hour

Job search preparation, including completion of a resume, cover letter and mock interview. Options for obtaining graduate education and internship experience are also explored. Outside speakers from the agriculture industry are included. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRI 398    Seminar    1 Hour

Current literature from representative journals in the field of agricultural research is reviewed orally by students. Discussion, one hour. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRI 399    Research Problems in Agriculture    1-3 Hours

Gives students an opportunity to pursue a thorough study of some particular phase of agriculture. Credit to be arranged. Note: 3.0 GPA and Consent of instructor required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRI 450    Rural Health and Safety    3 Hours

Students will explore a variety of health and safety issues unique to rural populations. The interdisciplinary team concept will be used throughout the course to foster collaboration that facilitates sharing of the expertise of students and faculty.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRI 469    Cooperative Education in Agriculture III    1-4 Hours (repeatable max of 8 hrs)

Practical out-of-the classroom experience in a supervised work situation with a cooperating business, industry or governmental agency, emphasizing application of knowledge and skills in specified areas of agriculture; A maximum of 8 hours of cooperative education may apply toward a major in agriculture. Does not count toward agriculture minor credit.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 120 and BIOL 121

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRI 475    Selected Topics in Agriculture    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020

AGRI 491    Data Analysis and Interpretation    3 Hours

Basic concepts of statistical models and use of samples. Variation, statistical measures, distribution, tests of significance, analysis of variance and elementary experimental design, regression and correlation as related to interpretation and use of scientific data are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MA 115C or MA 116C or MATH 116E or MATH 117)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGRI 493    Sustainable Agriculture    3 Hours

Effect of diminishing resources, environmental pollution, and short-term economics on the sustainability of productive agriculture. Emphasis on managing crops, livestock, and other farm resources in providing an ecological-economical balance in agricultural production. Note: Upper division standing, minimum of 18 hours in agriculture and related areas, including at least 12 hours of plant and animal production, soils, crop protection, crop improvement, economics, or ecology; or permission of instructor.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

AGRI 494    Contemporary Agricultural Issues    3 Hours

An analysis of contemporary agricultural ethical issues as viewed by consumers, advocacy groups and producers. While issues may vary, topics may include: animal welfare, biotechnology, environmental protection, food quality, food policy, land use, and tobacco.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

Agronomy (AGRO)

AGRO 110    Introduction to Plant Science    3 Hours

Principles of plant growth and development are applied to agriculture.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRO 111    Plant Science Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 110. Laboratories coincide with lecture topics. Lab is strongly encouraged for students in the plant sciences.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 110

Course Fee: $20

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRO 310    Pest Management    3 Hours

Identification and management of insects, diseases and weeds of major importance in agronomic crops, turfgrasses and landscape plantings.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and CHEM 105

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGRO 311    Agronomy    3 Hours

Principles of growth and development of major agronomic plants and their management. Special consideration is given to Kentucky's major agronomic crops.

Prerequisite(s): (AGRO 110 or BIOL 120)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRO 320    Crop Physiology    3 Hours

Effects of various physiological and environmental factors on crop production are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and BIOL 120 and (CHEM 105 or CHEM 120)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRO 350    Soils    3 Hours

A basic study of soil properties and processes emphasizing soil management and its application to agriculture.

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 105 and CHEM 106) or (CHEM 120 and CHEM 121)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRO 351    Soils Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 350. Laboratory exercises and experiences to supplement lecture topics.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

AGRO 352    Soil Fertility and Fertilizers    3 Hours

Soil reactions of elements essential for plant growth and development, sources and manufacture of fertilizer materials, use of fertilizers and lime, use of sound management practices are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350 and AGRO 110

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGRO 409    Weed Science    2 Hours

Identification of prominent weed species; relationship of weeds to crop production problems; control measures, both physical and chemical, are presented.

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 107 or CHM 107C) and (AGRO 320 and AGRO 350)

Corequisite(s): AGRO 410

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGRO 410    Weed Science Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 409.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 409

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGRO 414    Crop Improvement    3 Hours

Identification, development, and utilization of genetic differences in the improvement of cultivated plants. Note: Six hours of plant science and upper division standing required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRO 418    Plant Pathology    3 Hours

Introduction to common plant pathogens and diseases of agronomically important field and forage crops, turf, vegetables, and ornamentals; Topics include control measures, newly discovered diseases, and plant-pathogen interactions. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and BIOL 120 and AGRO 350

Equivalent(s): BIOL 317

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGRO 420    Forage Crops    2 Hours

Distribution, improvement, morphology, culture, harvesting and utilization of forage crops are presented.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and AGRO 350 and BIOL 120

Corequisite(s): AGRO 421

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

AGRO 421    Forage Crops Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 420.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 420

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

AGRO 422    Field Crops    3 Hours

Distribution, improvement, morphology, culture, harvesting and utilization of field crops are presented.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 320 and AGRO 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

AGRO 452    Soil Microbiology    3 Hours

Soil microbial populations and systems and their influence on plant nutrition, soil organic matter, its decomposition and other soil microbial biochemical processes are presented.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

AGRO 454    Soil Management and Conservation    3 Hours

Economic utilization of land for agricultural, recreation and public purposes based on location and capability characteristics; interpretation and application of soil survey information for best interests in crop production, conservation, public and industrial use; practice in designing land use maps are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

AGRO 455    Soil Chemistry    2 Hours

Analytical techniques used in soil chemistry and soil fertility; studies nutrient determination, colloidal systems, chemical properties related to plant nutrition.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Corequisite(s): AGRO 456

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRO 456    Soil Chemistry Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 455.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 455

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRO 457    Soil Formation, Classification and Mapping    2 Hours

Soil origin; classification schemes; profile description, mapping and interpretation of soil survey information emphasizing Kentucky soils, are discussed. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Corequisite(s): AGRO 458

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

AGRO 458    Soil Formation, Classification and Mapping Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRO 457.

Corequisite(s): AGRO 457

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

AGRO 459    Techniques in Physical Soil Description    3 Hours

Field descriptions of soils in the southeastern U.S. based upon observations of several local soil series and their relationship to the online web soil survey. Training is provided for students seeking governmental positions in the soil science discipline. Off campus travel to field sites and a soil judging contest in the southeast region.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 350

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Agricultural Technology Mgt (205) , Agriculture (508) or Agriculture (605)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AGRO 475    Selected Topics in Agriculture    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

Animal Science (ANSC)

ANSC 130    Introduction to Horse Science    2 Hours

An introductory study of equine science including an overview of the horse industry, anatomy, management, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, behavior and disease.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 131

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ANSC 131    Horse Science Lab    1 Hour

Laboratory study of equine science including an overview of the horse industry, anatomy, management, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, behavior and disease.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 130

Course Fee: $35

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ANSC 140    Introduction to Animal Science    3 Hours

An introduction to the animal industry on a state, national and global basis, basic principles of reproduction and endocrinology, breeding and genetics, animal products and diseases. Emphasis is placed upon farm animal classification.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ANSC 141    Introduction to Animal Science Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with AGRI 140. Laboratories are planned to coincide with lecture topics.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140 (may be taken concurrently)

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ANSC 232    Basic Equitation    2 Hours

For students with little previous experience in horsemanship. Basic disciplines of hunt seat and stock seat horsemanship and selection, care and use of horses and equipment are included.

Course Fee: $100

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ANSC 240    Livestock Management    2 Hours

A general animal science course offering hands on experience in management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, and horses.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140

Corequisite(s): ANSC 241

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2021

ANSC 241    Livestock Management Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 240.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 240

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2021

ANSC 330    Horse Production    2 Hours

Principles of animal science as they relate to the horse and equine industry, characteristics of breeds, anatomy, nutrition, genetics, reproduction, behavior, training, health, breeding, management, and marketing concepts are presented. Note: Approval of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 345 and ANSC 140

Corequisite(s): ANSC 331

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ANSC 331    Horse Production Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 330.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 330

Course Fee: $20

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ANSC 333    Horse Training    2 Hours

The student is assigned a horse to train. Techniques for halter-breaking, gentling, grooming, lunging, saddling, driving and riding the untrained horse are included. Note: Approval of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 330 and ANSC 331

Corequisite(s): ANSC 334

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

ANSC 334    Horse Training Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 333.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 333

Course Fee: $150

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

ANSC 336    Conformation and Performance Evaluation of Horses    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Evaluation and selection of horses based on conformation and athletic ability, and oral and written defense of evaluations. The importance of environment, records, genetics, and conformation in selection are discussed. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 338    Introductory Livestock Evaluation and Selection    3 Hours

Fundamental selection criteria utilized in evaluating beef cattle, hogs, sheep, dairy cattle and horses. Oral and written evaluations are included. Note: Consent of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ANSC 340    Meats and Meat Products    3 Hours

A non-technical course designed for the average consumer. The role of meats and meat products in human nutrition; meat substitutes; grading and inspection; identification and selection of wholesale and retail cuts of meat; care and storage of meat products are studied.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140

Course Fee: $100

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

ANSC 344    Physiology and Anatomy of Domestic Animals    3 Hours

Physiology and anatomy as related to livestock production, nutrition and disease emphasizing digestive, reproductive and endocrine systems.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140 and BIOL 120

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

ANSC 345    Principles of Animal Nutrition    3 Hours

Principles of nutrition basic to animal feeding; chemistry and physiology of nutrition: nutrient requirements for normal body functions.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140 and BIOL 120 and CHEM 107

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ANSC 347    Animal Pathology    3 Hours

Distribution, nature, manner of dissemination, methods of control, prevention and eradication of infectious and parasitic diseases of domestic animals are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140 and BIOL 120

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ANSC 428    Equine Health and Welfare    2 Hours

Principles of equine health and welfare will be discussed with an emphasis on industry standards of care. Topics covered include body systems, nutritional management, husbandry, lameness and pain management, euthanasia, and welfare in areas of production and sport.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 130 and ANSC 131

Corequisite(s): ANSC 429

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ANSC 429    Equine Health and Welfare Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 428.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 428

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

ANSC 431    Dairy Production    2 Hours

Principles of nutrition and management and their practical application to commercial dairy herds are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 345 and ANSC 140

Corequisite(s): ANSC 432

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

ANSC 432    Dairy Production Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 431.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 431

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

ANSC 437    Physiology of Reproduction in Domestic Animals    2 Hours

Endocrinology and physiology of reproductive systems; anatomical, physiological and biochemical bases of reproduction; factors affecting means of improving efficiency of reproduction, artificial insemination, synchronized estrus and related topics are presented.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140 (may be taken concurrently) and BIOL 120 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): ANSC 438

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ANSC 438    Physiology of Reproduction in Domestic Animal Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 437.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 437

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ANSC 440    Advanced Livestock Evaluation and Selection    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Genetic and environmental factors involved in selecting beef cattle, hogs, sheep, dairy cattle and horses. Techniques of evaluating the economically important traits of prospective breeding animals are emphasized. Students will participate in intercollegiate competition. Note: Instructor's consent may be required.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 338

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 442    Beef Production    2 Hours

History and importance of the beef cattle industry; programs and areas of production, selection, breeding, feeding and management and common diseases are included.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 345 and ANSC 140

Corequisite(s): ANSC 443

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021

ANSC 443    Beef Production Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 442.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 442

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021

ANSC 444    Swine Production    2 Hours

History and importance of the swine industry; programs and areas of production; selection, breeding, feeding and management; and common diseases are stressed.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 345 and ANSC 140

Corequisite(s): ANSC 445

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 445    Swine Production Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 444.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 444

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 446    Animal Breeding    2 Hours

Application of genetic and statistical principles to breeding and improvement of farm animals; the role of selection in changing populations; effect of different mating systems upon improvement of farm animals are investigated.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 140 and BIOL 120 and AGRI 291

Corequisite(s): ANSC 447

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 447    Animal Breeding Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with ANSC 446.

Corequisite(s): ANSC 446

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 448    Animal Feeds and Feeding Practices    4 Hours (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

Livestock feeds and their nutrients; functions of and requirements for nutrients; evaluation of feeds, feeding practices and formulation of rations for all species of livestock are included; techniques involved in nutrition research; readings in current literature are presented.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 345 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ANSC 449    Domestic Animal Nutrition: Principles and Techniques    3 Hours

Chemistry and physiology of domestic animal nutrition, nutrient metabolism. Techniques involved in nutrition research, readings in current nutrition literature. Demonstration and practical experience in digestion and balance studies with experience in laboratory methods for proximate analysis, minerals and vitamins. Note: Instructor's consent may be required.

Prerequisite(s): ANSC 345 and ANSC 448 and (CHEM 107 or CHEM 222)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ANSC 475    Selected Topics in Agriculture    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

Horticulture (HORT)

HORT 209    Floral Design    3 Hours

Principles and elements of floral design; the use of floral materials, design techniques, and elements including line, form, texture, and color; emphasis on the history and use of floral art in business and society.

Course Fee: $125

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

HORT 301    Introduction to Landscape Plants    2 Hours

Identification, recognition and use of deciduous trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in the landscape. Introduction to evergreen shrubs and trees as well as fall flowering bulbs and perennials are included.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): HORT 302

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

HORT 302    Introduction to Landscape Plants Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with HORT 301.

Corequisite(s): HORT 301

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

HORT 304    Landscape Maintenance    2 Hours

Maintenance of landscape plants including trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, and turf; proper use of equipment, fertilizers, and pesticides. Landscape maintenance business practices are included.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): HORT 305

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

HORT 305    Landscape Maintenance Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with HORT 304.

Corequisite(s): HORT 304

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

HORT 309    Advanced Floral Design    3 Hours

Advanced principles of floral design as applied to a commercial floral shop enterprise. Production cost and profit analysis, selling techniques, and customer relations are considered concurrently with design.

Prerequisite(s): HORT 209

Course Fee: $125

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

HORT 312    Introduction to Horticulture    3 Hours

Emphasis is given to principles of growth, development and management of major horticulture plants. Special consideration is given to major horticultural crops of Kentucky.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021

HORT 313    Turfgrass Management    3 Hours

A study of turfgrass, including adaption, identification, uses and fundamental principles essential for establishing and maintaining quality turf in lawns and recreation areas. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

HORT 316    Greenhouse Maintenance and Operation    2 Hours

Structures, equipment, and maintenance of greenhouse facilities and an introduction to basic techniques for growing floriculture crops.

Corequisite(s): HORT 317

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

HORT 317    Greenhouse Maintenance and Operation Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with HORT 316.

Corequisite(s): HORT 316

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

HORT 330    Wedding Floral Design    3 Hours

Principles and elements of floral design as applied to wedding planning and design. Includes production cost and profit analysis and marketing techniques.

Prerequisite(s): HORT 209

Course Fee: $150

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; summer 2021

HORT 340    Greenhouse Crop Production    3 Hours

Commercial greenhouse production of floriculture crops, focusing on the production of bedding plants, potted flowering plants, foliage plants and other non-floriculture crops including but not limited to hemp and tobacco transplants.

Prerequisite(s): HORT 316 and HORT 317

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

HORT 401    Landscape Plants II    2 Hours

Identification, recognition and use of landscape plants; with emphasis on evergreens, annuals, perennials and bulbs, winter effect and flowering sequence of deciduous trees and shrubs will be included. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): HORT 301

Corequisite(s): HORT 402

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

HORT 402    Landscape Plants II Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with HORT 401.

Corequisite(s): HORT 401

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

HORT 403    Landscape Design and Construction    2 Hours

Design of residential and commercial landscapes; techniques and materials for construction of landscape features such as decks, patio covers, walls, patios, pools, and irrigation are presented. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): HORT 402

Corequisite(s): HORT 404

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

HORT 404    Landscape Design and Construction Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with HORT 403.

Corequisite(s): HORT 403

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

HORT 405    Nursery Management    2 Hours

An introduction to the organization and management of a landscape plant nursery for container and field grown stock. Students will design and plan a working nursery for south central Kentucky.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): HORT 406

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

HORT 406    Nursery Management Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with HORT 405.

Corequisite(s): HORT 405

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

HORT 407    Plant Propagation    2 Hours

Plant propagation is studied and practiced as an art and a science. Sexual and asexual techniques include propagation by seed, cuttings, grafting, layering, division and tissue culture.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): HORT 408

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

HORT 408    Plant Propagation Laboratory    1 Hour

A laboratory course correlated with HORT 407.

Corequisite(s): HORT 407

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

HORT 412    Modern Fruit Production    3 Hours

Production, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and marketing of the major tree and small fruits of the temperate region. Emphasis is given to those crops adaptable to Kentucky.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

HORT 419    Fruit, Vegetable, and Vineyard Production    3 Hours

Production of fruit, vegetables, and grapes (wine and table) that are particularly suited for Kentucky, considering variety selection, management, harvesting, processing, and marketing. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

HORT 420    Floral Shop Management    3 Hours

Principles of floral shop management, including sourcing, purchasing, distributing, marketing and selling floricultural products. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Floristry (369)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2021

HORT 426    Vineyard Management    3 Hours

An introductory study of grape culture including morphology and growth habit, geographical distribution, dormant pruning techniques, canopy management, management of grapevine pests, and vineyard establishment/maintenance. Students must arrange their own travel to the field site. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): AGRO 110 and AGRO 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

HORT 475    Selected Topics in Agriculture    1-3 Hours

Special topics acquaint advanced undergraduate students with scientific developments of current interest in agriculture. Appropriate topic titles are assigned. Lecture and assignments vary with credit. May be repeated with change in content. Note: Consent of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020

Teacher Certification in Agricultural Education

Numerous job opportunities are available for students who have completed certification for teaching agriculture education in public schools at the middle or secondary level. A 2.5 minimum grade point average in agriculture, the Colonnade Program, and professional education is required for admission to teacher education. Students desiring to become certified to teach agriculture education in Kentucky public schools are required to have a minimum of 50 hours in agriculture including:

Select 6 hours of plant/horticulture science courses6
Select 6 hours of animal science courses6
AGMC 170
AGMC 171
Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization
and Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization Laboratory
3
AGMC 371
AGMC 372
Agricultural Mechanics
and Agricultural Mechanics Laboratory
3
AGEC 360Agricultural Economics3
AGEC 361Farm Management3
Select 6 hours of soil sciences courses6
Select one of the following:3
Computer Applications in Agriculture
Introduction to Computing
Analytics and Technology
AGED/EDU 250Introduction to Teacher Education in Agriculture 13
PSY 310Educational Psychology: Development and Learning 13
SPED 330Introduction to Exceptional Education: Diversity in Learning 13
AGRI 398Seminar 11
AGED 470Methods of Teaching in Agricultural Education 23
AGED 471Organization and Planning in Agricultural Education 23
EDU 489Student Teaching Seminar 32,3
LTCY 421Content Area Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades3
SEC 490Student Teaching 35-10
Total Hours59-65

Teachers hired in other states may be required to have other professional education coursework according to local regulations.