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Ag Leadership Outline

Ag Leadership Syllabus Contract

ROP Agriculture Leadership

Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Length: Two trimesters, repeatable
Description: The purpose of this course is to accent agriculture education and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization in developing young people to be premier leaders with a vision. Critical thinking and evaluation skills will be an important aspect of the curriculum. Just as important will be the incorporation of articulation skills, both written and verbal. Students will develop and enhance their leadership skills through self-enhancement, goal setting, cooperative learning, speech proficiency, parliamentary procedures, book reviews, and presentations. To maximize critical thinking skills, current events in agriculture will be brought in by the students and used in a decision-making forum. This process will incorporate both verbal and written skills.

ROP Agriculture Economics & Government Policy

Grade Level: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Length: Two trimesters
College: Meets UC/CSU (g) Elective requirement
Description: America’s agriculture industry is the mainstay of the United States economy. Understanding economics and regulations of this diverse industry is critical to its continued success and prosperity. Students will study the constitution, governments, federalism, the 1991 US Farm Bill, microeconomics, macroeconomics, economic systems, and agriculture marketing. This class will run its own business, manage other businesses, and visit many others to gain first hand knowledge of the industry. Computers will be used extensively to learn economic analysis and interpolation.