|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 10-12. Students shall be awarded one credit
for successful completion of this course.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career
Cluster focuses on the production, processing, marketing, distribution,
financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources,
including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture,
and other plant and animal products/resources.
(3) Agribusiness Management and Marketing is designed
to provide a foundation to agribusiness management and the free enterprise
system. Instruction includes the use of economic principles such as
supply and demand, budgeting, record keeping, finance, risk management,
business law, marketing, and careers in agribusiness. To prepare for
careers in agribusiness systems, students must attain academic skills
and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to agribusiness
marketing and management and the workplace, and develop knowledge
and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and
industry expectations. To prepare for success, students need opportunities
to learn, reinforce, apply, and transfer their knowledge and skills
in a variety of settings.
(4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) identify career development and entrepreneurship
opportunities in agribusiness systems;
(B) apply competencies related to resources, information,
interpersonal skills, and systems of operation in agribusiness systems;
(C) demonstrate knowledge of personal and occupational
health and safety practices in the workplace;
(D) identify employers' expectations, including appropriate
work habits, ethical conduct, and legal responsibilities;
(E) demonstrate characteristics of good citizenship
such as stewardship, advocacy, and community leadership; and
(F) research career topics using technology such as
(2) The student develops a supervised agriculture experience
program. The student is expected to:
(A) plan, propose, conduct, document, and evaluate
a supervised agriculture experience program as an experiential learning
(B) apply proper record-keeping skills as they relate
to the supervised agriculture experience;
(C) participate in youth leadership opportunities to
create a well-rounded experience program; and
(D) produce and participate in a local program of activities
using a strategic planning process.
(3) The student recognizes roles within teams, work
units, departments, organizations, inter-organizational systems, and
the larger environment. The student is expected to:
(A) identify how key organizational systems affect
organizational performance and the quality of products and services
related to agriculture, food, and natural resources;
(B) demonstrate an understanding of the global context
of agricultural industries and careers; and
(C) describe the nature and types of agribusiness organizations
to build an understanding of the scope of organizations.
(4) The student examines critical aspects of career
opportunities in one or more agriculture, food, and natural resources
careers. The student is expected to:
(A) research and interpret information for one or more
careers in agriculture, food, or natural resources; and
(B) identify educational and credentialing requirements
for one or more careers in agriculture, food, and natural resources.
(5) The student defines and examines agribusiness management
and marketing and its importance to the local and international economy.
The student is expected to:
(A) describe the roles and functions of management
and leadership in agribusiness;
(B) identify key economic principles of free enterprise;
(C) analyze the economic opportunities of agribusiness.
(6) The student defines the importance of maintaining
records and budgeting in agribusiness. The student is expected to:
(A) maintain appropriate agribusiness records such
as payroll, employee benefits, journals, inventories, income and expense
logs, financial statements, and balance sheets;
(B) identify methods of obtaining agribusiness loans
and financing; and
(C) compare methods of capital resource acquisition
as it pertains to agriculture.
(7) The student describes issues related to government
policy and recognizes concepts related to cultural diversity. The
student is expected to:
(A) analyze methods of decision making;
(B) examine the effects of government policies and
regulations in making management decisions;
(C) describe the management of human resources with
respect to cultural diversity;
(D) identify laws pertaining to land and property ownership
and uses, taxes, wills, and liabilities; and
(E) develop a personal economic philosophy.
(8) The student defines key issues of agribusiness
success and failure. The student is expected to:
(A) apply the decision-making process for budgeting
(B) analyze business records and record-keeping procedures;
(C) determine methods of financing agribusiness;
(D) identify methods of obtaining capital resources;
(E) analyze agricultural commodity markets.
(9) The student describes the marketing of agricultural
products. The student is expected to:
(A) describe the purpose and importance of marketing;
(B) develop a marketing plan;
(C) identify the competitive environment and the impact
of foreign markets;
(D) compare types of markets and influence factors;
(E) identify methods of managing risk such as hedging
and crop insurance.
(10) The student knows the efficiency aspects of agribusiness
management. The student is expected to:
(A) use management software and information technology
such as spreadsheets and databases;
(B) develop an entrepreneurial plan based on personal
(C) develop a financial management plan; and
(D) present a business proposal.