Examines basic soil and plant relationships. Soil fertility is important in considering the role that the soil plays with regard to the availability of nutrients to plants. Learners will study nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, as well as other macro and micro nutrients. Learners will practice appropriate sampling, analyzing and interpretation of soil sample results. Various soil management practices will be discussed, along with soil physical, chemical and biological properties. The soil profile will be examined.
Examines natural resource management, using remote sensing and GIS for mapping resources. Learners will gather and analyze data with the help of remote sensing technology. Data can be collected using ground or aerial photographs or satellite photographs of the land area being studied. With this data, learners will be able to create various land cover maps, vegetation maps, soil maps and geology maps.
Exposes students to various technologies used throughout agriculture. Areas of technology include precision farming, agriculture software packages, modern agriculture renewable energy technologies and equipment. Based on new technologies and equipment available for use, the technology area focused on may change slightly from year-to-year. Learners will interpret maps, generate operational plans and perform financial analyses based on agronomy data.
This conference will present childcare providers with information from expert speakers on current issues, trends, and policies around early childhood care and development. Students will participate in lectures, hands-on activities, and group discussions.