In this activity, students will explore 12 different career development events through a station activity. The purpose of this activity is for students to explore different educational and personal growth opportunities within agricultural education / FFA.Students will have 5 minutes to complete 5 general knowledge questions and 5 questions as a part of a practicum activity. Contests included in this lesson include: Agriscience (2022 theme), Agronomy, Ag Sales, Ag Mech & Tech, Environmental & Natural Resources, Farm & Agribusiness Management, Floriculture, Food Science, Livestock Management, Meat Evaluation, Nursery Landsdape, Vet Science.
Students will learn about different types of breeds within the American Kennel Club (AKC). They will determine breed and dog group differences between the major breed groups within the AKC standards.
This lesson plans helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through learning about hot topics in agriculture. Students will explore the basics of these topics that are so important to the agricultural industry in order to be better producers and consumers.
This lesson plans helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through audience analysis. Agricultural Communications through various media sources is important for our industry, but only if it’s being used correctly. This lesson helps students to analysis the audience they are communicating with to direct their intentions correctly and make the most of their information.
This lesson plan helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through photography. They will learn the basics of how to operate a camera, perfect the lighting, and line up the composition for the perfect photo.
This lesson plans helps students prepare for the agricultural industry and storytelling through social media. Students will learn how impactful social media can be and learn about those in the industry already paving the way to advocate for our industry.
This activity guides students through creating a full business plan through a seven-week competition to become the winner of a fictional Ag Econ Apprentice job. Adapted from activity by Megan Dohrman.
In this four-day lesson, students will learn the importance of aging whitetail deer, demonstrate the aging process, and complete a lab activity in which assesses their deer aging ability.
Students will write a daily response to an agriculture news story and make connections to thier community and predict the impact of the event on the agriculture industry. Reading current agriculture news will help students be more informed consumers while also helping them to connect content learned in agriculture class to real-world events and applications. Written by Taryn Dameron.
Course provides students with the information and skills necessary for career success in agribusiness and in the operation of entrepreneurial ventures. Topics include economic principles, budgeting, risk management, finance, business law, insurance and resource management. Other possible topics are development of a business plan, employee/employer relations, problem solving and decision making, using computers. A survey of the careers within the agricultural industry is also incorporated. ** References to Common Core Standards are included as the first slide in each lesson's PowerPoint**
This course is designed to strengthen students' personal and group leadership skills. Topics such as public speaking, effective communication, human relations, parliamentary law, and group dynamics are covered. Also covered is the development of Programs of Activity, and Service-Learning projects, including student development, chapter development, and community development. ** References to Common Core Standards are included as the first slide in each lesson's PowerPoint**
- Business and Communication
- Career and Technical Education
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- Lesson Plan
- New Mexico Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Lesson Plan Library
- New Mexico Agriculture Education & FFA Association
- New Mexico Agricultural Education Association
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These resources present an overview of FFA agriscience fair options and requirements, gives tips on recruitment for team members, timeline for project work, and templates for a written report and a poster. Written by Brandon Jacobitz.
One in four jobs in Nebraska are related to agriculture. With one of our main industries being agronomic crops, crop scouting is important to learn. This lesson will test the students' knowledge of all things pests and challenge them to identify the problem in a field.
There are over one million species of insects in the world. Although we feel like we see millions of insects in one day in the summer, there are only 1,000 major insect species that are pests to crops. This lesson will teach students about the taxonomy of insects and have them investigate some of the biggest threats in our area.
Students engage in hands-on, true-to-life research experiences on air quality topics chosen for personal interest through a unit composed of one lesson and five associated activities. Using a project-based learning approach suitable for secondary science classrooms and low-cost air quality monitors, students gain the background and skills needed to conduct their own air quality research projects. The curriculum provides: 1) an introduction to air quality science, 2) data collection practice, 3) data analysis practice, 4) help planning and conducting a research project and 5) guidance in interpreting data and presenting research in professional poster format. The comprehensive curriculum requires no pre-requisite knowledge of air quality science or engineering. This curriculum takes advantage of low-cost, next-generation, open-source air quality monitors called Pods. These monitors were developed in a mechanical engineering lab at the University of Colorado Boulder and are used for academic research as well as education and outreach. The monitors are made available for use with this curriculum through AQ-IQ Kits that may be rented from the university by teachers. Alternatively, nearly the entire unit, including the student-directed projects, could also be completed without an air quality monitor. For example, students can design research projects that utilize existing air quality data instead of collecting their own, which is highly feasible since much data is publically available. In addition, other low-cost monitors could be used instead of the Pods. Also, the curriculum is intentionally flexible, so that the lesson and its activities can be used individually. See the Other section for details about the Pods and ideas for alternative equipment, usage without air quality monitors, and adjustments to individually teach the lesson and activities.
- Career and Technical Education
- Physical Science
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- Unit of Study
- Ashley Collier
- Ben Graves
- Daniel Knight
- Drew Meyers
- Eric Ambos
- Eric Lee
- Erik Hotaling
- Evan Coffey
- Hanadi Adel Salamah
- Joanna Gordon
- Katya Hafich
- Michael Hannigan
- Nicholas VanderKolk
- Olivia Cecil
- Victoria Danner
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This is a lesson that can be used to teach beginning Introduction to Agriculture students about the types of drugs we administer to animals. Students then get to complete a hands-on lab activity where they learn about and demonstrate four types of injections.
This presentation shows images of animal organs to aid in identification. Accessed in 2022 from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Cover photo by Creab Mcselvin via Unsplash.
In this lesson, students will discover how to administer three different types of injections (Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, and Intravenous) though a hand-on activity. Students will use actual syringes and needles to administer medication to their animal (hamburger buns in a sandwich bag). Along with the injection lab students will learn the difference between medications and vaccinations, and why they are both important!