Agriculture Government and Economics
Grade Level: 12
Length of Course: 1 Year (2 Semesters)
Credit Type: College Prep
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Agriculture Program for 2 years.
This class is a survey and basic understanding of the economics of the agriculture industry. It is an introduction to the economic aspects of agriculture and their implications to the agricultural producer, consumer and the food system. The management principles encountered in the day to day operation of an agricultural enterprise are stressed as they relate to the decision making process. This course is designed to familiarize students with the structure and processes of the United States Government system. Students will learn about the responsibilities and rights of citizenship, voting, political, parties, elections, campaigns, the Constitution, the branches of government, and the Bill of Rights. Students will also learn about state powers as it compares to the national government powers, and be introduced to world leadership. Students will study and discuss agricultural issues and what role the government system plays in the agricultural industry.