Agricultural and Environmental Quality
Analysis of effects of agriculture on environmental quality; emphasis on agricultural wastes and practices; potential for using agricultural systems for disposal of other wastes; effects of pollution on the agricultural environment. (P)
Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future
Students will explore the global history of energy sources. New energy sources will be investigated and international solutions to future needs will be analyzed.
Safety concepts, principles, practices, rules and regulations as they relate to agriculture. Developing and conducting safety programs and conducting safety inspections and accident investigations are other aspects of the course.
Agricultural Construction and Maintenance
Selection and use of materials and tools used in planning, constructing and maintaining buildings. Students will participate in class lectures and hands-on laboratory activities to build full-scale projects involving framing, plumbing, electrical, windows, etc. Building codes and building science will be combined to provide an introduction to the changing world of construction.
Pesticide Application Techniques
Equipment and methods used to apply pesticides in agriculture. Techniques used to avoid misapplication, a common cause of pesticide failures, are emphasized.
Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Survey of computer tools and technologies for agriculture and natural resource managers including an introduction to computer systems and more. Guest lecturers give overview of GIS, soil science, crop modeling, turf grass, citrus and others.
Basic hydrology: rainfall, intensity, depth, frequency, distribution and runoff. Conservation practices, land drainage, irrigation and management alternatives are emphasized.
Irrigation Principles and Practices in Florida
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 1147.
Irrigation practice related to Florida agriculture. The course deals with irrigation system characteristics, management, maintenance and economics.
Credits: 4; Prereq: MAC 1147 and 3 credits of physics.
The functional requirements and principles of operation of systems for handling and processing food and agricultural products.
Functional requirements, operating principles, performance, safety and economic application of agricultural power units and field machines for citrus, vegetable and field crop production.
Credits: 3; Prereq: junior standing.
Principles and applications of technologies supporting precision farming and planning for natural resource data management. Global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), variable rate technologies (VRT), data layering of independent variables, automated guidance, Internet, information access and computer software for management.
Agricultural Software Application Development
Basic skills required for developing software applications for agricultural and natural resources, including software engineering concepts, visual programming and object-oriented design.
Electrical Power and Instrumentation for Agricultural Operations Management
Fundamental concepts of electricity, power, instrumentation, computer control operations and selected transducers. Foundation to aid in management of agricultural processing operations.
Agricultural Operations and Systems
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 1147 and a computer course.
Quantitative and managerial techniques for management and planning of technical resources in agriculture. Applications of queuing theory, project scheduling, optimization and expert decision systems.
Environmental Systems for Agricultural Structures
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 1147 and 3 credits of physics.
Effects of the environment on plant and animal production, processing operations and quality of stored produce. Selection of building materials and sizing of components of environmental systems in agricultural structures to enhance more efficient agricultural production, processing and storage.
Environmental Hydrology: Principles and Issues
This is a basic course in environmental hydrology intended for agricultural and natural resource managers. The first half of the course covers scientific principles of the hydrologic cycle while the second half investigates case studies of current water quality and water management issues.
Special Problems in Agricultural Operations Management
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits; Prereq: permission of department chair or adviser.
Selected problems or projects in the student's major field of mechanized study.
Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated up to 6 credits. Prereq: must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program.
An individual special project course restricted to students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program. Students will complete a project on a selected topic, issue or problem. Projects may relate to research, teaching or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator.
Special Topics in Agricultural Operations Management
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: instructor permission.
Variable topics provide content for the study of mechanized agriculture topics not offered in other courses.
Professional Practices in Agricultural Operations Management
Credits: 1; Prereq: junior standing in agricultural operations management.
Professionalism and interfacing of technical skills. Topics include ethics, continuing education, placement skills and professional development in agricultural operations management.
Full-Time Practical Work Experience in Agricultural Operations Management
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: prior arrangement with adviser and department permission. (S-U)