AGI - Agricultural Institute


ANS 240ALivestock MerchandisingUNITS: 2 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite:ANS 150 or PO 100 or PO 101
This course is designed to acquaint students with different methods for merchandising livestock and with strategies for adding value to products produced from livestock. Students will also learn new ways to promote a farming operation.


ARE 201AIntroduction to Agricultural & Resource EconomicsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Social Sciences
AGI Students Only
Introduction to economic principles of marginal benefits and costs with application to consumer and producer decisions. Functions of market exchange systems in determining prices and quantities and creation of wealth. Property rights and opportunities for exchange. Role of government in dealing with agricultural and resource problems. Macroeconomic analysis including inflation, unemployment, money and banking system. Credit will not be given for both ARE 201 and either EC 201 or EC 205.


MA 103ATopics in Contemporary MathematicsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Mathematical Sciences
AGI Only and MAA 102
Primarily for students in Humanities and Social Sciences. Illustrations of contemporary uses of mathematics, varying from semester to semester, frequently including sets and logic, counting procedures, probability, modular arithmetic, and game theory.


SOC 203ACurrent Social ProblemsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Social Sciences, U.S. Diversity
AGI Students Only
Examination of social problems linked to structures of economic, political, gender and racial inequality; including poverty, disease, racism, sexism, unemployment, psychological distress, educational failure, environmental destruction and violence. Possible solutions viewed from a variety of perspectives. Includes core sociological concepts, methods and theories.


SOC 241ASociology of Agriculture and Rural SocietyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Social Sciences
Application of sociological concepts, methods, theories and styles of reasoning to major social problems facing rural America. Changing structure of agriculture; social impact of agricultural technology; rural community growth and decline; rural industrialization, rural poverty, natural resources and environmental issues in rural America. Includes core sociological concepts, methods, theories.


AEE 141Computer Applications in the Agricultural InstituteUNITS: 2 - Offered in Spring Only
Introduction to computing concepts and the computing infrastructure in the Agricultural Institute. Use of computing hardware and software to perform common tasks, explore networked computer resources and solve problems associated with the various curricula in the Agricultural Institute. BOSTICK


AGI 101Introduction to the Agricultural InstituteUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Introduction to the collegiate experience; academic skills of successful students; curricula of the Agricultural Institute; career opportunities of graduates; introduction to computers.


AGI 111Writing Skills IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Basic skills in written communication, including proper verb forms, basic sentence construction, and punctuation. Emphasis is to improve student's ability to convey thoughts and impressions.


AGI 112Writing Skills IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Further improvement of written communication on both personal and business levels. Emphasis on mechanics of writing and construction of coherent, logical units of written expression.


AGI 114Mathematical Skills IUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Basic mathematical operations for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole, fractional, and decimal numbers. Applications to agricultural production. Introduction to percentages.


AGI 115Mathematical Skills IIUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in AGI 114
Applications of mathematical principles to solve problems encountered in Agricultural Institute courses. Percentages, ratios, proportions, averages, exponents, basic algebra, graphs, basic geometry and basic trigonometry with applications.


AGI 151Community Leadership and DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Concentration upon preparation of students for leadership in their communities. Attention to leadership styles, social and personal factors contributing to an individual's rise to a leadership position, changing structures within communities, and social issues facing community leaders. Focus upon both urban and rural communities with primary emphasis on rural settings. DUBOSE-BLUM


AGI 192AGI External Learning ExperienceUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Learning experience in one of the eight majors in the Agricultural Institute that utilizes facilities and resources external to the campus. (Contact with professionals in the area of student's major must be initiated by student and approved by a faculty adviser and the Director of the Agricultural Institute prior to the experience).


AGI 193AGI Special Problems and On-campus LearningUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Learning experience in one of the eight majors in the Agricultural Institute that utilizes facilities and resources on the campus. (Contact with the project supervisor must be initiated by student and approved by the faculty adviser and the Director of the Agricultural Institute prior to the experience).


AGI 194International Learning Experience in AGIUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Course offered as needed for international learning experiences in the Agricultural Institute involving international travel and immersion in an international culture. A written report is required and student must identify a faculty member to work with them. Travel expenses may be incurred by the student. Departmental approval required.


AGI 195Special Topics in the Agricultural InstituteUNITS: 1-4 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Offered as needed to present material not normally available in regular departmental course offerings or for offering of new courses on a trial basis.


ANS 103Beef ProductionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Genetics, reproduction, nutrition, animal health, forage management and marketing channels as related to beef cattle enterprises.


ANS 104Swine ProductionUNITS: 4 - Offered in Spring Only
Management principles associated with swine production. Primary emphasis on interactions of health, equipment, nutrition, reproduction and genetics during nursery, finishing, farrowing and breeding phases of production. Management of farrowing, finishing and farrow to finish operations. Emphasis on management kills, computer applications and economics.


ARE 104Agricultural Business ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Insights into the management skills of a successful agribusiness firm manager. A topical approach to analytical and planning techniques applicable to business decisions. Managerial concepts such as financial analysis, budgeting, investment analysis, capital acquisition, financial and risk management of agribusiness firms. HENDRICKSON


ARE 106Agri Business LawUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
The application of legal principles to agribusiness. Includes a review of our legal system contracts, real property, personal property torts, business organization, estate planning, and laws affecting agribusiness. CAMPBELL


ARE 112Agricultural & Agribusiness MarketingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Marketing concepts, techniques and management of the U.S. marketing system from agricultural production, agribusiness, and traditional business perspectives. Broad, basic knowledge of marketing objectives, the marketing environment, strategic planning, marketing information sources, consumer demographics and lifestyle characteristics, product planning, distribution planning, promotion planning, and price planning. PHILLIPS


ARE 113Principles of SalesmanshipUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
"How To" course in selling. Understanding customer's behavior, establishing and maintaining customer rapport, and negotiating a sale. Developing sales skills through discussion, role playing and demonstrations. Emphasis on building self-confidence through selling exercises involving class participation, special assignments, and targeted presentations. WEEMS


ARE 114Value Added Agriculture and Niche MarketingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Value Added Agriculture and Niche Marketing are ways to increase farm revenue without having to go off farm for employment. This course is designed to provide insights into the opportunities that are available to increase farm revenue, to see what other farms are currently doing with value added within the region, and to create a value added business plan for expanding farm offerings. Site visits are required components of this course. University transportation provided to all site visits. Student transportation (estimated at $30 per student and site visit (estimated at $7 each for 2 sites) fees apply.


ARE 115Agribusiness AccountingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Introduction to basic accounting principles and concepts applicable to an agribusiness firm. Exposure to journals, ledgers and financial statements. Topics of the accounting cycle, inventories, payrolls, accounts receivable, income taxes and the potential use of computers. RUSS


ARE 132Management of PersonnelUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Personnel problems of recruiting, selecting, training, paying, and motivating employees of an agribusiness firm. Improving organizational effectiveness, functioning of a production supervisor, resolution of conflicts and leadership development. PHILLIPS


ARE 133Agricultural & Environmental PolicyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
History of agricultural and environmental policy, policy formation, agricultural programs, effects of agricultural production on the environment, benefits and costs of agricultural and environmental policy, state of the environment, environmental regulations and their enforcement, optimal level of pollution, incentive-based environmental regulation, outlook for agricultural and environmental policy, and the sustainability of agriculture and of the environment. RUSS


ARE 141Personal Financial ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Economic analysis of personal decisions related to consumer purchases, time value of money, taxes, financial risk management, investment strategies, retirement planning and estate planning. Relationship of an individual's life cycle to budgeting and financial goals. Background information on wise use of credit, home purchase, life insurance, property insurance, health insurance and investment fundamentals. PHILLIPS


BAE 123Light Equipment TechnologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Principles of operation and maintenance of powered turf, garden, and landscape equipment. Small engines, power transmission systems, equipment maintenance, and operator safety.


BAE 133Agricultural Tractors and MachineryUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Principles of tractor engines, power trains, and hydraulics. Tractor operation, service and testing. Machinery management involving tractor and implement selection based on power and field requirements and on economics of ownership and operation. Implements for crop production to include tillage, planting, chemicals and harvesting. Set-up, operation and maintenance of implements. Calibration of planting and chemical equipment. Tractor and machinery safety. VEAL


CS 101Field Crop and Turfgrass Management OrientationUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Introduction to NCSU and the Agricultural Institute with an emphasis on areas related to Field Crops Technology and Turfgrass Management. Students will explore university, college, and departmental resources, academic policies and procedures, career opportunities, and current trends and issues in our related disciplines. Students cannot receive credit for both CS 10 and AGI 10. FCT or TGM only.


CS 111Field Crop ProductionUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Management of field crops, including growth and development, establishment, pest management, environmental considerations, rotations of crops and chemicals, harvesting, storage and marketing. SPEARS


CS 121Turfgrasses and Their UsesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
An introduction to turfgrass species and their uses. Emphasis on: size and scope of the turfgrass industry, basic concepts of grass growth and development, characteristics of cool- and warm-season turfgrasses and their use for golf courses, lawns, athletic fields, and other applications. Techniques for successful establishment and maintenance of turfgrass areas.


CS 122Principles of Turfgrass ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
An examination of cultural practices essential for management of high quality turfgrass areas. Topics include: function of plant nutrients, fertilizer characteristics and application techniques, irrigation programming, construction of high use turfgrass areas, calibration of spreaders and sprayers, aerification, pesticide fate and developing effective management systems. ERICKSON


CS 124Agriculture and SeedsUNITS: 2 - Offered in Fall Only
This course will explore seeds, their importance in local and global agriculture, new biotechnology applications for agriculture, how biotechnology has changed the seed industry and agriculture, how seeds deliver new AG biotechnology discoveries and how seeds and biotechnology are addressing world hunger issues. Field trip is required.


CS 151Forage ProductionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Characteristics of major forage crops and their response to agronomic and animal management factors. Utilization methods, growth and quality characteristics related to animal performance. GREEN


CS 152Weed Control in Field CropsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Principles involved in development of weed control programs and practical application of weed management techniques for major North Carolina cropping systems. Emphasis on proper use of herbicides. Laboratory includes weed identification and herbicide application methods. JORDAN


CS 153Turfgrass and Ornamental Weed ControlUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
General principles in development of turfgrass and ornamental weed prevention and management programs. Different weeds and their life cycles and management techniques and factors affecting herbicide performance. Laboratory includes weed identification and herbicide application methods. YELVERTON


CS (PP) 154Turf Weed and Disease ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
General principles in turfgrass weed and disease development and management programs. Different weeds, their life cycles, management techniques, and factors affecting herbicide application performance will be covered. Students will learn the causes, development, identification and management of turfgrass diseases. Laboratory includes weed identification and herbicide application methods. Certain laboratory exercises will require personal transportation to Lake Wheeler Road Turf Field Lab unless otherwise specified by the lab instructors. The course is restricted to AGI students only.


CS 155Advanced Turf ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Turfgrass management covering mineral nutrition, water relations, environmental stress responses and management regimes for low maintenance turf, golf courses, athletic fields and other turf settings. PEACOCK


CS 162Flue-Cured Tobacco ProductionUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Flue-cured tobacco production, with empasis on crop management practices, variety selection, transplant production, integrated pest management, fertilization, harvesting and curing, competitiveness in the world market, product needs of the tobacco manufacturing industry, and the role of climate and soil on yield and quality. FISHER


CS 163Peanut ProductionUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Principles of modern peanut production. Emphasis on the history and dispersal of peanuts, supply management programs, physiology of peanut growth and development, weed, disease, and insect management, fertility practices, recommended cultural practices including IPM, methods of maturity determination, recommended harvesting, curing, and handling practices. JORDAN


CS 164Soybean ProductionUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Introduction to the production of soybeans in North Carolina and the southeastern United States. Growth and development, tillage, fertility, varieties, seed quality, planting decision, pest management, harvesting, production economics, marketing, environmental quality, and social responsibility. DUNPHY


CS 165Cotton ProductionUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Cotton production, marketing, and improvement. Emphasis on current information regarding varieties, fertilization, disease, insect and weed control, cultural practices, equipment, harvesting and marketing. EDMISTEN


CS 166Corn ProductionUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Growth, management, and markets for corn in North Carolina.


CS 167Wheat ProductionUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Practical approach to growing wheat and other small grain crops. Topics will include growth, management, and markets for small grains in North Carolina.


CS 190Turf SeminarUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Discussions of the operations, opportunities, and problems existing in various phases of the turf industry by leaders in the various facets of the industry.


CS 191Field Crops SeminarUNITS: 2 - Offered in Spring Only
Guest speakers, students presentations, and outside assignments will address professionalism; professional development; and current challenges, issues, and opportunities facing profitable and sustainable agronomic crop production. A grade of C or better is required. FCT Only.


ENT 110General EntomologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Considers how insects live, their internal and external structures and their functions, classification and identification and control when desirable. Recognition of economically important beneficial and destructive insects and mites occurring in North Carolina and neighboring states, stressing information on their life histories , damage and control.


ENT (TOX) 121Pesticides and Their UtilizationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Basic characterization, classification, chemical and physical properties of pesticides. Use of pesticides including environmental effects; Federal and State laws and regulations relating to their manufacture, distribution and use; safety procedures including handling and storage; and application equipment including types, calibration, use and maintenance. TOTH


ENT 132Urban EntomologyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Insects and related arthropods found in residential and industrial buildings, nature of damage, and their control. Identification and life history of the different pest species, methods to detect their presence, and integrated pest management strategies. Hands-on learning of species in laboratory with emphasis on current control techniques. Field trips required.


ENT 163Ornamental & Turf InsectsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Practical course in the biology, recognition, and management of common insect and related arthropod pests that attack ornamentals and turf. WALDVOGEL


ENT 190Current Topics in Pest ManagementUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Discussions of current topics of pest management. Topics selected by the students and instructors to include different phases of pest management. Discussions led by leaders in the various facets of the industry.


HS 101Introduction to Ornamentals and Landscape TechnologyUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Only
Introduction to the collegiate experience, academic skills of successful students, and scope, purpose, and objectives of the Agricultural Institute with an emphasis on areas related to the ornamental and landscape plants industry. Students will explore college and departmental resources, academic policies and procedure, the green industry, career opportunities, and current trends and issues in horticulture.


HS 111Plant IDUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Identification, adaptation, culture, and use of ornamental trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers and herbaceous plants.


HS 115Plant Growth and DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Examination of how plants grow and respond to environmental and cultural stimuli. Topics include: cell growth; flower, fruit, seed, shoot, and root development and functions; anatomy of stems, roots and leaves; hormonal regulation of growth; adaptations for survival; plant responses to temperature, light and gravity; photosynthesis, transpiration, and absorption of water and nutrients.


HS 121Plant PropagationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Principles and practices involved in sexual (seed) and asexual (vegetative) propagation of a variety of plants. Methods of asexual propagation include cuttings, layering, budding and grafting, division, separation, and micropropagation (tissue culture). Emphasis on factors affecting the regeneration of species by particular techniques.


HS 131Fruit & Vegetable ProductionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
The objective of this course is to give students a fundamental and practical understanding of small-scale fruit & vegetable production in North Carolina. Agricultural Institute students only.


HS 141Greenhouse Crop ProductionUNITS: 4 - Offered in Spring Only
Production of greenhouse crops. Emphasis on greenhouse construction and environmental manipulation of crop growth. Site selection, construction materials, greenhouse design. Specific flowering crops as models to demonstrate potted flowering plant, cut flower, and bedding plant production systems. Hands-on crop production experience plus trips to commercial floriculture production and marketing facilities.


HS 151Nursery ProductionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Total aspects of field and container nursery stock production including site selection and development, propagation, growing procedures, harvesting, marketing, shipping and labor management practices.


HS 162Landscape MaintenanceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
A study of the maintenance of landscaped areas including plant material selection, installation, pruning, fertilization, and pest control of trees, shrubs, lawns, flower beds, and interior plants.


MAA 102Mathematics in Agriculture and Related SciencesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Develops the ability to utilize skills and technology to solve problems at a level found in non-mathematics-intensive programs. Topics include applications to percent, ratio and proportions, formulas, algebra and solutions to linear equations and the elements of plane geometry. Applications include, but are not limited to, business, finance and agriculture. Restricted to Agricultural Institute Students only. C-Wall course; Prerequisite for MA 103, Topics in Contemporary Math.


PO 101Introduction to Livestock and Poultry IndustriesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
General introduction to nutrition, reproduction, breeding, management and description of marketing channels of animals and poultry. Equates live animal and carcass characteristics with market specifications. Factors of pre- and post-slaughter treatment are related to the shelf life of fresh and processed meats. MCCRAW/GREGORY


PO 102Animal Feeds and NutritionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Basics of animal nutrition and feeding. Identification and classification of common feedstuffs, including relative nutritional value for livestock and poultry. General nutrition and changes in requirements as influenced by production and the animal's life cycle. Applied aspects of feeding and nutrition of livestock and poultry. Agricultural Institute Students Only (Class= 01 or 02).


PO 111Poultry ProductionUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Introduction to poultry science and production. Domestication of key poultry species, embryology and hatchery management, anatomy and physiology, poultry rations, housing refinements, and diseases relative to the production of poultry meats and eggs. STAFF


PO 150Poultry ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Principles and practices of commercial market turkey, broiler, and roaster managment. Includes breeding, nutrition, housing, related production parameters, and an examination of contracts and grower-company relationships.


PO 152Poultry Commercial ApplicationsUNITS: 3
Modern poultry industry vertical integration of industry structure, breeding stock management, pest control, ventilation and environmental control, sanitation and biosecurity, waste management, processing, and financing a poultry operation


PO (VMP) 162Livestock and Poultry Disease ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Basic principles of disease and disease management in livestock and poultry. Disease prevention through sanitation and vaccination. Diseases of horses, pigs, ruminants, poultry, and disease prevention programs for each species


PP (CS) 154Turf Weed and Disease ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
General principles in turfgrass weed and disease development and management programs. Different weeds, their life cycles, management techniques, and factors affecting herbicide application performance will be covered. Students will learn the causes, development, identification and management of turfgrass diseases. Laboratory includes weed identification and herbicide application methods. Certain laboratory exercises will require personal transportation to Lake Wheeler Road Turf Field Lab unless otherwise specified by the lab instructors. The course is restricted to AGI students only.


PP 155Diseases of Ornamentals and TurfgrassesUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Causes, development, identification and management of diseases of greenhouses and landscape ornamentals and turfgrasses. WARFIELD


SSC 112Principles of Soil ScienceUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Fundamental soil physical and chemical properties and principles. Major lecture topics: soil description, formation, soil water and the hydrologic cycle, and soil fertility and fertilizers. Laboratory exercises in identifying soil horizons, determining soil texture, identifying nutrient deficiency symptoms in plants and interpreting soil fertility test reports. BROOME


SSC 151Fertilizers and Soil FertilityUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Principles of managing plant nutrients in soils for crop, turfgrass and other plant production; nutrient requirements; deficiency symptons, nutrient availability in soils; soil acidity and liming; fertilizer materials; organic fertilizers; and environmental effects of fertilizers. BROOME


TOX (ENT) 121Pesticides and Their UtilizationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Basic characterization, classification, chemical and physical properties of pesticides. Use of pesticides including environmental effects; Federal and State laws and regulations relating to their manufacture, distribution and use; safety procedures including handling and storage; and application equipment including types, calibration, use and maintenance. TOTH


VMP (PO) 162Livestock and Poultry Disease ManagementUNITS: 3
Basic principles of disease and disease management in livestock and poultry. Disease prevention through sanitation and vaccination. Diseases of horses, pigs, ruminants, poultry, and disease prevention programs for each species


WRT 111Expository WritingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Emphasis on writing process including audience analysis, topic selection, thesis support and development, editing and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English. AGI majors only. C-Wall course; prerequisite for WRT 114, professional Writing, Research and Reporting.


WRT 114Professional Writing, Research and ReportingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: WRT 111
Emphasis placed on research, listening, critical thinking, analysis, interpretation and design used in oral and written presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to work individually and collaboratively to produce well-designed and professionally written and oral presentations. Restricted to AGI majors; C-Wall course.


ZO 172Vertebrate Pest ManagementUNITS: 3
Principles and practices of vertebrate pest damage control. Emphasis on integrated pest management as applied to damage caused by native wildlife and commensal rodents. WALDVOGEL