What You Will Learn
Student Learning Objectives
- Price and Quantity Relationship.
- Elasticities and their applications.
- Creation of supply and demand curves.
- Supply and demand shifters and effects.
- Knowledge of the Federal Reserve System and methods of monetary manipulation.
- Knowledge of various schools of economic thoughts (Keynesian, Classical, Monetarism,
etc.) regarding the manipulation of the US economy through the use of monetary and
- Understand how the use of monetary and fiscal policies impact the areas of unemployment,
inflation, government debt, and international trade.
- Understand how the use of monetary and fiscal policy will impact US agriculture and
those individuals in the agricultural field.
- Business structure differences and implications on production levels.
- Contract options including hedging.
- Difference in pricing options.
- Deeds, co-ownership, and other legalities.
- Present value, future value, and investment weighting.
- Learn to calculate interest.
- Learn how to create and analyze the top financial statement and how to calculate and
interpret the financial ratios.
- Essentials of planning.
- Learn and apply the different methods of organizing.
- Understand how to lead and motivate different groups and different types of individuals.
- Understand and apply the essentials of controlling.
- Understand past US government agricultural policies and how they shape the current
US agricultural structures.
- Understand current US government agricultural policies including the current farm
bill and how they impact US agriculture Understand how possible future policy proposals
could have implications on the future of US agriculture structures.
Agribusiness (Horticulture Option)
Agribusiness (Pest Management Option)
- The teacher knows how agricultural education relates to other disciplines.
- The teacher has knowledge of animal science and production.
- The teacher has knowledge of plant science and production.
- The teacher has knowledge of horticulture and floriculture.
- The teacher has knowledge of the area concepts of agriculture mechanics.
- The teacher has knowledge of greenhouse management.
- The teacher has knowledge of soil science.
- The teacher has knowledge of fruit and vegetable production.
- The teacher has knowledge of the role and practices of supervised agricultural education.
- The teacher has knowledge of the science of natural resources and conservation.
- The teacher has knowledge of the role, history and practices of Future Farmers of
America (FFA) as an integral part of agricultural education.
- The teacher has knowledge of forestry.
- The teacher has knowledge of records and reports (inventory, cash flow statements,
net-worth statements, etc.) related to farm production and agri-business.
- The teacher has knowledge of agri-business, processing, and marketing agricultural
- The teacher has knowledge of agri-economics and entrepreneurship.
- The teacher has knowledge of parliamentary procedures, public speaking, and other
- The teacher has knowledge of trends and issues of agricultural education. The teacher
has knowledge of the basic concepts of agricultural education and engages students
in activities designed to improve understanding of agriculture and its role in today's
- The teacher has knowledge of the historical, philosophical, and legal basis of services
for children both with and without special needs.
- The teacher has knowledge of new and emerging technology and its application to agriculture.