Peetz Agriculture DepartmentWelcome to the Peetz Ag Department!! The following are lists of classes that are available through the department with descriptions of each class. Many of the classes build on eachother with others being stand alone. Feel free to link to the classes from the tool bar to the left to view things that are happening in those classes.
Agricultural Education I 9 Prerequisite: NONE
Students interested in production agriculture, agribusiness or agricultural science are encouraged to enroll. Students are required to have an SAE in production agriculture, agricultural science or have employment in an agricultural enterprise and maintain records. The class work will be a balance of agricultural technology, FFA, SAE and agricultural mechanics. Methods of instruction and learning will include problem solving, group activities, demonstrations and individual projects. AG I is required for all incoming freshmen. FFA membership is required as well, as we will be attending leadership conferences throughout the year.
Agricultural Education II 10 Prerequisite: Ag Ed IStudents who have completed Agricultural Education I may enroll in Agricultural Education II. The activities and lessons become more in depth and further develop the student’s competency for agricultural employment or further education. Students must have an SAE and maintain records. Methods of instruction and learning will include problem solving, group activities, demonstrations and individual projects.
Agricultural Education III 11 Prerequisite: Ag Ed II
Students that have completed Agricultural Education II may enroll in Agricultural Education III. The course consists of deeper studies in to the Animal and Plant Sciences focusing on Range Management. We will start to look at the professional life of Agriculture and what it has to offer. A large portion of the class will look at Agriculture Marketing, from the past to the present forms used today. In today’s agriculture, selling ourselves is very important!! Higher advancement in Agriculture Mechanics will be reached by class and personal projects. Students must have an SAE and maintain records. Offered only during 3rd- 4th hour.Agricultural Education IV 12 Prerequisite: Ag Ed III
Students that have completed Agriculture Education III may enroll in Ag IV. Students enrolled will complete a large scale project that is important to our community or to Agriculture life. Look on the Ag IV page to see past projects. Leadership roles will be developed through projects for the FFA and School that will help you in the real world. Students must have an SAE and maintain records. Offered only during 3rd -4th hour.
The intent of this course is to help students become more successful in life and the workplace. Students will learn and enhance personal development and communication skills; by helping the student select a job, get a job, and attain career success. Ag Leadership is divided into six sections, understanding leadership, communication to individuals and groups, leading individuals and groups, managerial leadership skills, personal development and transition to work skills. This class is highly interactive; you must be willing to step out of our comfort zone!! Students are required to have an SAE. For students that have already completed Ag I.
Agricultural Mechanics/ Agriculture Fabrication 11-12 Prerequisite: Ag Ed II
This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Agricultural Education II and are a junior or senior. The course is a continuation and expansion of the agricultural mechanics skills introduced in Agricultural Education I and II and will develop the student’s competency for agricultural employment or further education in agricultural mechanics. Large scale carpentry, concrete, and electrical components are sample skills learned in this course. Fabrication is during second semester and is designed to allow the student time to develop and create an Agriculture project on your own. This semester is student driven and your success is based on your abilities and drive for completion. All costs for materials the second semester is your costs. NO VEHICLES ALLOWED!! Work contracts are developed and followed. Students must have an SAE and maintain accurate records. Methods of instruction and learning will include problem solving, laboratory and field experience, demonstrations and individual projects
Agriculture Sciences/ Online Agriculture Science 11-12 Prerequisite: Ag Ed I
This class is a Biology class that is focused around Agriculture. Students will learn the latest details on livestock, breeding, selection biotechnology, the feeding and management of cattle, bison, swine, sheep, goats, poultry and rabbits. Current issues such as animal rights and animal welfare, food safety, environmental issues and biotechnology are also explored. Also entails plant sciences at the Agricultural level. Students must have an SAE and maintain records. For students that have completed Agricultural Education IILandscape Design and Principles 11-12 Prerequisite: Ag Ed II
This course offers an intricate look into the Landscaping world. Students learn design basics and horticulture plant selection. You will learn what it means to be a Landscape architect and how to sell you and your company. Students will also learn the PRO Landscape Software that allows you to create 3D color images of the prospective area to landscape. Students must have an SAE and maintain records. For students that have completed Agricultural Education II.