Advanced Agriculture Business

This course is and advanced course designed for juniors and seniors. The introductory portion of this course is offered every other year in the fall and students complete the John Deere Farm Business Management curriculum. This portion of the class is offered the same year that the business curriculum is taught to the Vocational Agriculture III and IV students. After students have learned and completed the class they then prepare to compete in the Farm Business Management competition at the State FFA Career Development Events. If students are able to place first at this contest then they have the advantage to prepare for the National FFA Career Development Events in this contest. This is a great class that not only teaches students the key concepts in Agriculture Business but also allows them to show their knowledge through a written competition. Prerequisite courses: Vocational Agriculture I, Vocational Agriculture II and be enrolled in Vocational Agriculture III and IV.

Grades will be based on the following:

  1. Assignments- 30%
  2. Exams- 25%
  3. Quizzes-20%
  4. Class Participation- 10 points per day. (25%)


Academic dishonesty will NOT be tolerated! Every student is expected to do their own work and complete it by the given deadlines.  Failing to do so will result in a zero on the assignment and for the day!!!


*Assignments will be turned in to the front desk each day.  Any assignment that is not completed in class will be expected to be done as homework and turned in the next day. 

* NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!! All work must be turned in as you are walking into class or you will receive a zero!!!

* I am willing to work with you on missed assignments; however, you must talk with me!!! If you are going to be gone and you know you are going to be gone, visit with me ahead of time!!!



                *Exams will be given at the end of each unit!

*A study guide will be prepared for you for the unit.  You will need to use the   information given in your notebook to help you prepare for the exam. 

               *There will be no retakes available.



                *Quizzes will be given in order to help you prepare for your final exam for the unit. 

                 *They will be announced and unannounced!!


Class Participation:

* Students will be given 10 point each day based on their work attitude.  In order to gain the full 10 points you must be on task and respectful!! Students will be given one warning and then their points will begin to decrease for the day when appropriate behavior is not observed!


Classroom Rules and Policies:

  1. LEARN!  I want every student to have a great learning experience in this classroom.  I want them to be able to feel like they can talk to me at all times and that I want them to experience academic success.  Please, if you are struggling with a certain content area come and visit with me and we will work out a way that we can help your learning advance.  
  2. Given that I would like each student to be successful in their academic achievement in agricultural education, every student is expected to participate in every activity that is assigned through instruction. 
  3. BE RESPECTFUL!!!  All students will not only be expected to give other students respect when they are speaking in class but also to me when I am instructing.  Talking in class while someone is talking or presenting will NOT be tolerated.  In order for all of us to learn to our best ability we need to be respectful to one another. 
  4. BE ON TIME!!! One tardy will be allowed and then after that you will lose half of your participation points for the day.
  5. All electronic devices are strictly prohibited to use in class. Please shut off and put away all cell phones and I-Pods that may distract from the learning process. 

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