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Department of Community Sustainability

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  • Castration

    How to properly remove reproductive organs in a variety of species.

  • Physiology

    The scientific study of the life-supporting properties, functions and processes of animals or their parts.

  • Environmental Impacts

    Environmental systems are a delicate balance of system inputs and outputs.

  • Safety Procedures

    Safety procedures are written methods outlining how to perform a task with minimum risk to people, equipment, materials, environment, and processes.

  • Designing Animal Handling Facilities and Using Equipment

    Plan and develop housing to fit the needs and environment of different animal species. Understand how, what and when to use equipment while raising animals.

  • Cash Flow Analysis

    Create a data sheet on the business or company’s input and output of money during a certain time frame.

  • Leadership/Mentorship

    This includes participating in activities which will help build leaders in younger students and mentors in older students.

  • Environmental Characteristics of Creativity

    The environment plays a critical role in an individual's ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation.

  • Assess Business Plans

    Once you know what a proper business plan is, you can use those skills to determine whether or not a current business plan is appropriate or still needs some work.

  • Basic Farm Business Information

    Collect a description of the operation, as well as short term and long term production goals.

  • Nutrient Checks

    It is common to have nutrients leach from the soil after seeds have been planted and start to grow.

  • Animal Performance

    Evaluate how environmental conditions can impact the reproduction rates and health of domesticated livestock and farm animals.

  • Career and College Prep

    Employers want graduates who can think mathematically, communicate, create, work in teams, and solve problems.

  • Aquaponics and Hydroponics

    Aquaponics and hydroponics involve the production of plants using water intensive systems.

  • Veterinary Office Procedures

    Prepare animals, facilities and equipment for surgical and nonsurgical veterinary treatments and procedures.

  • AFNR Regulations

    Understand how current laws and regulations affect how to create, run, and keep records for agricultural businesses.

  • Animal Domestication

    Global origin of livestock and companion animal species and how, and why, they became domesticated.

  • Sexual propagation

    Sexual plant propagation encompasses topics and concepts such as pollination, seed production, and planting.

  • Loans and Credits

    Understand the purpose of loans and credit and how they impact your financial planning and future financial endeavors for you or your AFNR business.

  • Feed Additives

    Any substance added to the feed to promote a characteristic that is beneficial to production (e.g., muscle development, wool production, egg quality, and coat quality) is considered a feed additive.