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Agribusiness Agronomy Technician

31-006-4 Technical Diploma (TD) Part Time, Full Time 30 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Locations*: Appleton, Online

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Crop production is a high-stakes business that demands a solid foundation in science. With the growing use of precision agriculture applications and regulatory constraints, you’ll need more specialized skills. This program will give you a deep understanding of the science and technology of using plants as a source of food. You’ll get hands-on experience producing a crop, keeping pests away, making soil more fertile, marketing commodities and managing a farm. Agronomy technicians help farmers get maximum production from the land using the latest technology.

COURSE LIST

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Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Occupational Specific (30 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Integrated Pest Mgmt & Weed Identification
    10-006-102
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006102
    • Credits: 3.00

    Acquaints students with the general use, safety, laws and regulations for chemical application in Wisconsin. Completion of the Wisconsin Commercial Applicators Certification is an optional portion of the course. Identification of the major weeds found in Wisconsin crop lands is emphasized.

  • Agricultural Crop Production
    10-006-119
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006119
    • Credits: 3.00

    Prepares students to recognize and implement basic crop production management techniques for corn, soybeans, alfalfa, small grains and general forages used on Wisconsin farms. Field preparation, fertility, seed selection, planting and in-season management of specific crops will be emphasized.

  • Introduction to Agribusiness
    10-006-133
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006133
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an overview of, and exploration into career pathways and employment opportunities, in the agricultural industry. Key issues discussed include trends and economic concepts of production, marketing and consumption of agriculture products, principles of management, and financial management.

  • Introduction to Soils
    10-006-143
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006143
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides fundamental knowledge of soils and growth media. Course topics include soil formation and development, soil components, soil profile, soil classification and soil conservation. Students will experience soils concepts through the completion of hands-on activities.

  • Agronomy Equipment
    10-006-150
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006150
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides students with an overview of various types of agronomy-related equipment including chemical and fertilizer applicators, planters and grain drills. Equipment operation, maintenance, calibration and safety will be emphasized. Both large and small equipment will be operated during the class.

  • Agricultural Marketing
    10-006-103
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006103
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores and gives the student an understanding of the basic principles of marketing and the ability to apply these principles to the distribution of farm products.

  • Agribusiness Work Experience
    10-006-116
    3Credit
    162
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 162
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10006116
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides independent agribusiness work experience in cooperation with an employer and FVTC. Students are evaluated by the employer and supervised during the work experience by a FVTC instructor. Department consent required.

  • Animal Science Fundamentals
    10-006-140
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006140
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides fundamental knowledge of the animal science field. Topics include animal health, animal environments, anatomy and physiology, genetics and reproduction, animal feedstuffs, and job-related safety. Students will experience animal concepts through the completion of hands-on activities.

  • Crop Science
    10-006-141
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006141
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides fundamental knowledge of the major crops grown in Wisconsin. Topics include crop growth and development, physiology, and nutrition; seed germination and selection; environmental factors and agronomic problems that affect crop development.

  • Nutrient Management Principles
    10-006-155
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10006155
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on balancing commercial crop nutrient products and on farm nutrient credits to formulate economical and environmentally safe crop nutrient recommendations. Students will learn how to complete a nutrient management plan utilizing real farm data.

    Prereq: Agricultural Crop Production 10006119
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