AGRICULTURE

PATHWAYS

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Horticulture &
Plant science systems

This pathway focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, cultivation, and production of agricultural plants, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural plant products. Includes instruction in the plant sciences, crop cultivation and production, and agricultural and food products processing.

030715 Principles of Ag Science & Technology

 

Choose (2-3) two - three credits below:

 

010611 Intro to Greenhouse & Crop Production

010621 Floriculture and Floral Design

010641 Greenhouse Technology

 

May substitute the following for a pathway required course:

 

010131   Agribusiness & Farm Management

010111   Agriculture Sales and Marketing

AGR 140 MSU Plant Science*

AGR 160 MSU Horticulture Science*

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Agribusiness systems

030715 Principles of Ag Science & Technology

010131 Agribusiness and Farm Management

010111 Agricultural Sales and Marketing  

 

May substitute the following for a pathway required course:

 

010641 Greenhouse Technology 

AGR 199 MSU Contemporary Issues in Ag*

Agribusiness systems contribute to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and development of agricultural commodities and resources. This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture and other plant and animal products and services. Agribusiness is a high-tech industry that uses satellite systems, computer databases and spreadsheets, biotechnology and many other innovations to increase efficiency and profitability.

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ANIMAL SCIENCE SYSTEMS

This pathway focuses on the scientific principles that underline the breeding, care, and management of agricultural animals and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. This includes developing better, more efficient ways of producing and processing meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products, as well as studying genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth and development of animals.

030715 Principles of Ag Science & Technology

020501 Animal Science

020502 Animal Technology

 

May substitute the following for a pathway required course:

 

AGR 100 MSU Animal Science*

AGR 182 MSU Intro to Pre-Vet Science*

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Ag power, structural, & technical systems

The Agricultural Power, Structural, Technical Systems pathway is built on the application of concepts in engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, power, structures, and controls to the field of agriculture. Students design agricultural structures as well as machinery and equipment, while utilizing safe practices of operation and maintenance.

030715 Principles of Ag Science & Technology

 

Choose (2-3) two - three credits below:

 

010241 Ag Construction Skills

010231 Small Power and Equipment

010212 Ag Power and Machinery Operations

010211 Ag Structures and Designs

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dual-credit

*All dual credit courses are provided remotely through Murray State University and are transferable to any Kentucky universities that offer agriculture degree programs. 

*All courses meet the criteria for the Work Ready Scholarship. 

*Prerequisites for all dual credit courses: 3.0 GPA, Junior or Senior Status, Ag Teacher Approval

AGR 100 Animal Science (3 hrs) 

AGR 140 Plant Science (3 hrs) 

AGR 160 Horticulture Science (3 hrs) 

AGR 182 Intro to Pre-Vet Science (3 hrs) 

AGR 199 Contemporary Issues in Ag (3 hrs)

industry certifications

End of Program Assessment in Agribusiness Systems, Ag Power/Structural/Technical Systems, Animal Science Systems, and Horticulture/Plant Science Systems

 

Beef Quality Assurance Certification  - Not a KDE validated certification for agricultural education, however it is an agricultural industry accepted and required certification. Offered in conjunction with the University of Kentucky Extension Office.

 

Small Ruminant Assurance Certification - Not a KDE validated certification for agricultural education, however it is an agricultural industry accepted and required certification. Offered in conjunction with the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office.

 

Certified Food Handler Certification - Not a KDE validated certification for agricultural education, however it is an agricultural industry accepted and required certification. Offered in conjunction with ServSafe. 


Home Based Microprocessing Certification - Not a KDE validated certification for agricultural education, however it is an agricultural industry accepted and required certification. Offered in conjunction with the University of Kentucky Extension Office.

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