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Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal (ASA)

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Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal is a foundation-level course engaging students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. During the course, students develop a comprehensive Producer’s Management Guide for an animal of their choice.

About This Course

Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal is a foundation-level course engaging students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. During the course, students develop a comprehensive Producer’s Management Guide for an animal of their choice.

Student experiences involve the study of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, nutrition, reproduction, health, selection, and marketing. Throughout the course, students consider the perceptions and preferences of individuals within local, regional, and world markets.

Students investigate, experiment, and learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.

Course Content

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The Principles of Agricultural Science—Animal areas of study include:

  • History and Use of Animals
  • Animal Handling and Safety
  • Cells and Tissues
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Genetics
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Products, Selection, and Marketing

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