• AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
     
    Course Competencies

    R. D. Holland
     
    Mr. Darryl Holland  
     
               
     Fall 2019  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday   Friday
    A. M. Block
    8:25-11:45

    Introduction to Veterinary Science 

    8080

    Introduction to Veterinary Science 8080 Introduction to Veterinary Science 8088  Introduction to Veterinary Science 8088  Intro to Vet Science 8088 
     

    Forestry and Advanced Forestry

    8042-44 

    Forestry

    8042-44 

     Forestry

    8042-44

     Forestry

    8042-22

    Forestry 

    8042-44

               
    P. M. BLOCK
    12:15-2:45 

    Small Animal Care I-II

    8083-84

    Small Animal Care I-II 8083-84 Small Animal Care I-II 8083-84  Small Animal CAre I-II 8083-84 Small Animal CAre I-II 8083-84 
               
    Spring 2020          
    1st Block
    8:25-10:05

    Introduction to Veterinary Science 

    8080

    Introduction to Veterinary Science 8080  Introduction to Veterinary Science 8088  Introduction to Veterinary Science 8088  Intro to Vet Science 8088 
        
           
               
               
               
    P. M. BLOCK
    12:15-2:45 

    Small Animal Care I-II

    8083-84

    Small Animal Care I-II 8083-84 Small Animal Care I-II 8083-84  Small Animal CAre I-II 8083-84 Small Animal CAre I-II 8083-84 


     

     

    ****8083 Small Animal Care I and II **** Week One 

    Day One  

    a.    Call Roll. Welcome.  Important notes on board.  Note email address. Dues = $10.00

    b.      Agriculture Insurance Form: Distribute, review, send home and bring back signed by parents with policy numbers.  Forms due back to Mr. Holland tomorrow and at the latest, by Friday.

    c.      4-H Health Form and Free Membership Form. Go over various 4-H interest categories.  Bring back signed.

    d.       Agriculture Grading Procedure. Discuss and bring back signed.

    e.       Rules & Manners.  Discuss and bring back signed.    

    f.        $10 FFA Dues.  Good all year for both Agriculture and Horticulture.

    g.      Pass out "Getting to Know You" worksheets for students and parents. Bring back Wednesday.

    i.      Pass out and go over the Course Syllabus.

     Day Two

                a.  Take up forms with signatures from Wednesday.

                b.  Complete Virginia Agriculture "Facts and Figures" Worksheet.

                c.  Using the Word Bank, Label the states using their 2-letter ZIP Code abbrev. (*example:  Ohio = OH)  

    Day Three

                a.   Take up dues and fill out FFA roster.

                b.  Go over Virginia "Facts & Figures" Worksheet.  Announce test on the information on Day #4.

                c.  United States Agricultural Commodities.  [Corn, Wheat, Dairy, Cattle, Hogs, Cotton, Tobacco, etc] 

                d.   Read and Discuss Small Animal Care Management Chapter One.  "Introduction to Small Animals."

    Day Four

    a.    Virginia "Facts and Figures" and Commodities Test.

    b.    Worksheet on Chapter One.  Announce test on Chapter One on Day #5.

                c.    Scientific Names assignment
     
                d.    Take up Dues. 

    Day Five

    a.   "Introduction to Small Animals" Chapter One Test.

                b.    Conduct individual small animal surveys.
     
                c.    Take up Dues and submit FFA membership roster to State FFA Office.
     
    ****WEEK TWO***
     
    Day Six
     
                a.  Unit Two.  Safety.  Students will copy the General Safety Guidelines -- 1-13 on pp. 29-30.
     
                b.  Discuss Unit Two.  Lecture.  Write and answer Discussion Questions 1--10 on pp. 30-31
     
                c.   Students will inquire about rabies vaccinations of their home pets and report back tomorrow.
     
    Day Seven
     
                a.  Make a chart of rabies vaccination due dates.
     
                b.  Discuss Animal restraint.  Copy the restraint steps for dogs on p. 27, ... 1--4.
     
                c.  Announce test on Chapter Two on Day Eight.
     
    Day Eight
     
                a.  Test on Unit Two:  "Safety"
     
                b.   Discuss Unit Three.  Lecture.
     
    Day Nine. 
     
              a.  Students will write and answer the Discussion Questions on p. 46.
     
              b.  Announce test on Chapter Three on Day #10.
     
    Day Ten.
     
               a.  Test on Chapter Three.  "Small animals as Pets." 

     

     

    ****8083 Small Animal Care I and II **** Week One

    Day One  

    a.    Call Roll. Welcome.  Important notes on board.  Note email address.

    b.      Agriculture Insurance Form: Distribute, review, send home and bring back signed by parents with policy numbers.  Forms due back to Mr. Holland tomorrow and at the latest, by Friday.

    c.      Henry County Personal Data Form.

    d.      4-H Health Form and Free Membership Form. Bring back signed.

    e.       Agriculture Grading Procedure. Discuss and bring back signed.

    f.       Rules & Manners.  Discuss and bring back signed.    

    g.        $10 FFA Dues.  Good all year for both Agriculture and Horticulture.

    h.      Review Grading Procedure/Rules & Manners: Bring back signed by parents

    i.      Pass out and go over Student Competency Record and the Course Syllabus.

     Day Two

                a.  Take up forms with signatures from Wednesday.

                b.  Take up dues and fill out the FFA roster.

    Day Three

    d.      Introduce FSA [Farm Service Agency] representative who will discuss youth loans.

    Day Four

                a.  Take Agricultural notebooks from slots.

                b.  Assign the Modern Livestock and Poultry Production books [Gillispie].

                c.  Unit 28:  “Selection, Feeding and Management of Goats.”

                d.  Sketch and Label the Goat, p. 523.

                e.  Homework/Classwork [Unit 28, Discussion Q & A’s 1—25; Review Q’s 1—12] 

    Day Five

    a.     Worming and Weighing the Magna Vista Swine and Cattle Herd!

    b.      Vaccinating the Magna Vista Cattle Herd!

    Day Six

    a.      Test on Unit 28.

    b.      Unit 29:  “Diseases and Parasites of Sheep and Goats.”

     

     

     
    *Please scroll down to find the Syllabus and course descriptions for the courses listed above....  DH
     
    8006 -- Foundations of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources  (1 credit) - This course is the introductory class of the entire Agricultural program -- the foundation course which serves as a prerequisite for all other Agriculture classes. As the title suggests, first-year students regardless of grade level are introduced to competencies in fundamental plant science, soil science, forestry, wildlife, and natural resource conservation.  Also, basic mechanical topics including arc welding and woodworking are taught.  Students are introduced to Henry County's Agricultural History, as well as both Virginia and United States Agriculture Industry.  Students have the opportunity to join the FFA [Future Farmers of America] one of the nation's largest youth organizations.  FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to forestry judging, livestock judging, horse judging, veterinary science, public speaking, and parliamentary procedure.
     

    Course Syllabus:          8006 -- Foundations of Agriculture 

     

    Mr. Holland

    dholland@henry.k12.va.us

    stumpydog98@yahoo.com

     

    [276] 638-1668

    [276] 957-3885 - Home

     

    Texts: Agricultural Mechanics:  Fundamentals and Applications, by E. L. Cooper
               Common Native Trees of Virginia: Tree Identification Guide, by the VDOF

               Modern Woodworking, by W. H. Wagner.

               Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, by J. R. Gillispie

              

    General Topics 

    Tree Identification; Forestry and Timber Management; History of U.S. Agriculture; Major U.S. Agricultural Products; Workplace Readiness Skills; Examining Industry and Agricultural Careers; Agricultural Mechanics; Wildlife Identification and Hunter Safety; Plant Science; Animal Science and Livestock; Introduction to the FFA; Parliamentary Procedure; Woodworking; Public Speaking; Food Safety; Arc Welding; and SAE's [independent agricultural projects] 

     

    Attendance

    Students with more than two unexcused absences from school during a six-weeks grading period will not pass the class for that particular six weeks. [Henry County Schools policy].

     

    All make-up work foe any absence is due within three days. 

     

    Grades

     

     

    All Quizzes and Worksheets = 100 points each

    Homework = 100 points per assignment

    Tests = 200 points

    Projects = 500 points

    FFA Participation = 100 points/activity [extra credit; not required]

     

    Teaching Calendar

     
    Foundations of Agriculture  --  8006

     

    Date                Days                                        Topic

     

    AUG                 1                   Introduction -- Insurance, Textbook Assignment, Rules,

                                                   Notebook Assignment, FFA Dues, Grading Policy, etc.

    AUG                 1                  Virginia and United States Agriculture [ANR8006.001]

    AUG                 7                   Virginia Tree Identification [FAFNR 074]
    AUG                 1                   Virginia Big Tree Search [FAFNR 074]

    AUG                 4                   Measuring and Marketing Virginia’s Forests  [FAFNR 074] 

    AUG                 1                   Student Livestock Loans [FAFNR 087-091]
     
     

    SEPT                   1                  Leaf Collections [FAFNR74]
    SEPT                   5                  Introduction to Livestock [Beef, Swine and Sheep]
     

                           

    OCT                  4                    Breeds of Livestock [Beef, Swine and Sheep]

    OCT                  2                    Mechanics in Agriculture - Cooper– Ch. 1 [ANR.001]

    OCT                  3                    The Scope and Importance of Agriculture [ANR8006.001]

    OCT                  1                    Introduction to FFA/Opening Ceremony/Chapter FFA Officers

    OCT                  2                    Introduction to Plant Science/Major World Crops [ANR.56—70]

    OCT                  2                    Henry County History [Examining Local Industry]

    OCT                  8                    Hunter Safety and Certification [ANR8006.072—073]

     

    NOV                 2                    Hunter Safety Final Review and Certification Test

    NOV                 2                    Career Opportunities – Cooper – Ch. 2 [ANR.007--.009]

    NOV                 2                    Shop Orientation – Cooper – Ch.’s 3 and 6 [ANR01—05]

    NOV                 5                    Virginia Wildlife [ANR8006.071]

    NOV                 2                    Virginia Waterfowl and Game Fish [ANR8006.076—080]

    NOV                 5                    General Shop Safety – Cooper – Ch.’s 4-5 [ANR8006.006]

     

    DEC                   2                    Woodworking:Handtools - Cooper – Ch 7[ANR8006.042—046]

    DEC                   3                    Shop Measurements – Cooper – Ch. 8 [ANR.043]

    DEC                   8                    Fall Woodworking Projects [ANR8006.042—046]

     

    JAN                   2                    Introduction to Dairy Cattle and the Milk Industry

    JAN                   3                    FFA Officer Duties/Opening Ceremony [ANR.010—014]

    JAN                   5                    FFA Parliamentary Procedure [ANR8006.014--020]

    JAN                   2                    Mid-Term Exams

     

    JAN                 8                      Introduction to Business Management [ANR8006.027] 

     

    FEB                 2                      Introduction to the FFA [ANR8006.013—023]

    FEB                 3                      History of American Agriculture

    FEB                 5                      FFA Creed Speaking [ANR8006.0019]

    FEB                 5                      Introduction to Poultry

    FEB                 5                      Soils and Agriculture [ANR8006.047—055]

     

    MAR                5                      Livestock Judging

    MAR                5                      Metalworking -- Cooper – Ch. 12  [ANR8006.033—039]

    MAR               4                      Agricultural Technologies and Issues [ANR8006.081—085]

    MAR                5                      Writing, Researching, and Delivering Public Speeches[ANR8006.016]

     

    APR                 4                      International Agriculture

    APR                 5                    Arc Welding – Cooper – Ch. 25 and Ch. 26 [ANR .039-041]

    APR                 4                    Agricultural Mechanics Chapters 9-10 [ANR8006.042—046]

    APR                2                      Sketching /Drawing – Cooper – <st1:place, w:st="on">Ch. 17 [, ANR.029—032]

    APR                2                      Agricultural Mechanics – Cooper – Ch. 9 and 10 [ANR.0046]

    APR                3                      Introduction to Horses: Breeds of Horses

     

    MAY               2                      Thoroughbreds: Sport of Kings [Horseracing in America]

    MAY              15                     Spring Woodworking Projects [ANR8006.045-046]
    May                  3                      Workplace Readiness Skills/Professional Knowledge [FAFNR 30-33]
                                                    Workplace Readiness SkillsTechnology Skills [FAFNR 018-021]
                                                    Examining All Aspects of Industry [FAFNR 022-029]
                                                    Addressing Student Life Introduction to the FFA [FAFNR 030-033]
     

    May                 1                     Exams

               

     

    8008 -- Agricultural Mechanics and Basic Animal Science (1 credit) - This course is similar to the Plant Science [8006] course, and is also an introductory agriculture course but the emphasis is on animal production instead of plants. Examples include horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, goats and rabbits. Students also continue to study forestry and agricultural mechanics, exploring such topics as electricity, welding, small engines, plumbing and woodworking.  Students have the opportunity to join the FFA [Future Farmers of America] one of the nation's largest youth organizations.  FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to forestry judging, livestock judging, horse judging, veterinary science, public speaking, and parliamentary procedure.

    Course Syllabus:          8008 -- Agricultural Mechanics and Basic Animal Science

     

    Mr. Holland

    dholland@henry.k12.va.us

    stumpydog98@yahoo.com

     

    [276] 638-1668

    [276] 957-3885 - Home

     

    Texts:  Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, by J. R. Gillispie

                 Scientific Farm Animal Production, by Taylor and Field.

                 Agricultural Mechanics:  Fundamentals and Applications, by E. L. Cooper

     

    General Topics 

    Agricultural Mechanics; Beef Cattle, Swine and Sheep; Financial Management; the FFA; General Shop Safety and Power Tools; the Horse Industry; Chickens and Poultry; Goats; Biotechnology; Small Engines, Electricity and Plumbing; Water Quality; Rabbits; Wildlife Identification and Hunter Safety; Parliamentary Procedure; Public Speaking, and more….

     

    Attendance

    Students with more than two unexcused absences from school during a six-weeks grading period will not pass the class for that particular six weeks. [Henry County Schools policy].

     

    Students absent from school must have a note from the office to be given make-up work.  All make-up work is due within three days.  After school practices may be required. 

     

    Grades

     

    2 Participation Grades will also be given per six weeks = 100 points each

    All Quizzes and Worksheets = 100 points

    Homework = 100 points

    Tests  = 200 points

    Projects = 500 points

    FFA Participation = 100 points/activity [extra credit]

     

    Teaching Calendar               Agricultural Mechanics and Basic Animal Science -- 8008

     

    Date                 Days                                        Topic

     

    JAN                   3                    Intro.: Insurance, Textbook Assignment, Rules, Notebooks,

                                                    FFA Dues, Grading Policy, Introduction Sheets, etc.

    JAN                   1                    Mechanics Orientation -- [ANR8008.001--006]

    JAN                   1                    Student Livestock Loans [ANR8008.026—030]

    JAN                   3                    FFA Leadership/Parliamentary Procedure [ANR8008.010—025]

                             

    FEB                   2                    Intro. to Beef – Breeds – Gillispie -- Ch. 13  [ANR8008.055]

    FEB                   2                    Judging Beef Animals – Gillispie -- Ch. 14 [ANR8008.055]

    FEB                   2                    Intro. to Swine – Breeds – Gillispie – Ch. 20 [ANR8008.059]

    FEB                   2                    Judging Swine – Gillispie – Ch. 21 [ANR8008.059]

    FEB                   2                    Intro to Sheep -- Breeds – Gillispie -- Ch. 26  [ANR8008.058]

    FEB                   2                    Judging Sheep – Gillispie – Ch. 26 [ANR8008.058] 

    FEB                   4                    General Shop Safety – Cooper – Ch.’s 4-5 [ANR8008.040-42]

    FEB                   2                    Portable Power Tools – Cooper – Ch. 12 [ANR8008.037-038]

    FEB                   2                    All Aspects of Industry – Henry County Job Opportunities

                                                   

    MAR                  2                    Beef  Management – Gillispie – Ch. 16 – [ANR8008.055]

    MAR                  2                    Beef Nutrition/Diseases – Gillispie – Ch. 17 [ANR.055-.066]

    MAR                  2                    Swine Management – Gillispie – Ch. 22 [ANR8008.059]

    MAR                  2                    Swine Diseases/Parasites – Gillispie – Ch. 23 [ANR8008.059]           

    MAR                  2                    Sheep Management – Gillispie – Ch. 27 [ANR8008.058]

    MAR                   2                   Sheep Diseases/Parasites -- Gillispie – Ch. 29 [ANR8008.058]

    MAR                  2                    Figuring a Bill of Materials – Cooper – Ch. 18 [ANR8008.035]

    MAR                  2                    Shop Measurements – Cooper – Ch. 8 [ANR8008.032]

    MAR                  5                    Woodworking Project – lawn chair or bench [ANR8008.039]

     

    APR                   2                    Virginia Game and Fish Laws; Hunter Safety [ANR8008.050]

    APR                   2                    Virginia Fish, Waterfowl, Wildlife & Game  [ANR.048-049]]

    APR                   2                    Introduction to Poultry – Gillispie – Ch. 35 [ANR8008.057]

    APR                   2                    Goats – Gillispie – Ch.’s 28 [ANR8008.061]

    APR                   2                    Introduction to Horses – Gillispie – Ch. 31  [ANR8008.060]

    APR                   3                    Introduction to Arc Welding – Cooper – Ch. 26 [ANR .092-095]

    APR                   2                    Arc Welding Equipment – Cooper – Ch. 25[ANR8008.090-091]

     

    MAY                 2                    Tree Identification [ANR8008.047]

    MAY                 2                    Virginia Big Tree Search [ANR8008.047]

    MAY                 2                    Careers– Cooper – Ch. 2; Taylor – Ch. 37 [ANR.007--.009]

    MAY                 2                    Biotechnology/Food Safety – Taylor – Ch. 23  [ANR.081--.089]      

    MAY                 2                    Introduction to Small Engines – Cooper – Ch29 [ANR.075-080]

    MAY                 2                    Virginia Watersheds and Water Quality [ANR8008.051-054]

    MAY                 2                    Intro. to Electricity -- Cooper – Ch. 31 [ANR8008.067-074]

    MAY                 2                    Intro. to Plumbing – Cooper – Ch. 35 [ANR8008.109—112]

    MAY                 4                    Spring Woodworking Project -- picnic table [ANR8008.039]

    MAY                 2                    Oral Presentation [Topic: Virginia Waterways --ANR8008.016]

     

    JUN                   2                    Introduction to Rabbits – Gillispie – Ch. 47  [ANR8008.062]

    JUN                   2                    Exams

    AUG .3 Workplace Readiness Skills/Professional Knowledge [FAFNR 30-33]

    AUG .3 Workplace Readiness SkillsTechnology Skills [FAFNR 018-021]
    AUG .5 Examining All Aspects of Industry [FAFNR 022-029]
    AUG .5 Addressing Student Life Introduction to the FFA [FAFNR 030-033]
     
     
    8042 -- Forestry Management 
     
     
     (1 credit)  Topics in this course include Virginia's forest industry; the forest industry in the eastern United States; orienteering; map reading; wood products and lumber identification; wildlife and fish management; natural resource management and current events; land use, water quality and environmental issues.  Students have the opportunity to join the FFA [Future Farmers of America] one of the nation's largest youth organizations.  FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to forestry judging and livestock judging.
     

    Course Syllabus:          8042 -- Forestry Management

     

    Mr. Holland

    dholland@henry.k12.va.us

    stumpydog98@yahoo.com

     

    [276] 638-1668

    [276] 957-3885 - Home

     

    Texts:  Common Native Trees of Virginia: Tree Identification Guide, by the VDOF.

                 Forestry Guide for Agricultural Education in Virginia, by the Va Dept of Educ; text final review by Darryl Holland, MVHS -- 2013 

              

     

    Attendance

    Students with more than two unexcused absences from school during a six-weeks grading period will not pass the class for that particular six weeks. [Henry County Schools policy].

     

    All make-up work should be arranged within three days. Make-up work will consist of after school practices.  After school practices may also be used for extra credit. 

     

    Grades

     

    2 Participation Grades will also be given per six weeks = 100 points each

    All Quizzes and Worksheets = 100 points each

    Homework = 100 points each

    Tests  = 200 points

    Projects = 500 points

    FFA Participation = 100 points/activity [extra; not required]

     

     

     

     

    Teaching Calendar                 Introduction to Forestry, Wildlife and Soil Management --  8042

     

    Date                 Days                                        Topic

     

    AUG                  1                    Intro.: Insurance, Textbook Assignment, Rules, Notebooks,

                                                    FFA Dues, Grading Policy, Introduction Sheets, etc.

                                         

    AUG                  5                     Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure

    AUG                    5                     Introduction to Forestry  - [ANR8040.083-084]
    AUG                  5                     Timber Stand Improvement; Forest Management

     

    SEPT                  3                    Virginia Tree Identification – VA Forest Trees [ANR8040.084] 

    SEPT                  3                    Forest Diseases & Insects – [ANR8040.085]              

    SEPT                  3                    Acreage Estimation – [ANR8040.087] 

    SEPT                  3                    Measuring & Marketing Virginia’s Forests [ANR8040.086-91]

    SEPT                  3                    How Trees Grow [ANR8040.083]

    SEPT                  3                    Forestry Mgt, Equipment, Fire [ANR8040.106;117-120]                    

    SEPT                  2                    Leaf Collections/ Virginia Big Tree Search [ANR8040.084]

     

    OCT           ,         3                  Human Population – Porter –Ch.’s 4-5 [ANR8040.018]

    OCT                   3                    Biology & the Environment – , Porter – Ch. 6 [ANR   &nbs, p;             

    OCT                   3                    Organisms & the Environment – Porter – Ch. 7 [ANR8040.023]

    OCT                   3                    Ecology – Porter – Ch. 11 [ANR8040.019]

    OCT                   3                    Soil – Porter – Ch. 13 – [ANR8040.045-058]

    OCT                   3                    Careers/Aspects of Industry–Porter– Ch 30[ANR8040.01-07]

    OCT                   3                    Agencies & Organizations – Porter – Ch. 29 [ANR8040.030]

     

    NOV                  3                    Virginia Game and Fish Laws; Hunter Safety [ANR8040.115]

    NOV                  3                    Virginia Game Fish [ANR8040.115]

    NOV                  3                    Virginia Waterfowl [ANR8040.115]

    NOV                  3                    Virginia Game Animals and Game Birds [ANR8040.115]

    NOV                  3                    Air Quality – Porter – Ch. 19 [ANR8040.031-041]

    NOV                  3                    Water Supply & Mgt – Porter – Ch. 14 – [ANR8040.059-080]

     

    DEC                   3                    Water Quality – Porter – Ch. 15 – [ANR8040.059-69;071-72]          

    DEC                   2                    Wastewater Treatment/Disposal –Porter– Ch.20 [ANR8040.072]

    DEC                   2                    Solid Waste Disposal – Porter -- Ch. 21 [ANR8040.077-080]

    DEC                   2                    Sustainable Agriculture – Porter – Ch. 23 [ANR8040.026]

    DEC                   2                    Mapping Virginia’s Watersheds [ANR8040.061]

    DEC                   5                    Oral Presentations

    DEC                   2                     Portfolios [ANR 8040.010-016]; All Aspects of Industry; Workplace Readiness Skills

     

                                           Exams

     

    8040 -- Introduction to Natural Resources  (1 credit) - Students develop conservation competencies and skills through the understanding of environmental concerns. Instructional content includes the care, management, and preservation of soil, air, water, and wildlife. Students identify and discuss prevalent environmental problems and learn methods and practices used to preserve natural resources and maintain a healthy ecology. The course emphasizes leadership activities and opportunities to participate in FFA functions. FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to forestry judging and livestock judging.   

     

    Course Syllabus:          8040 – Introduction to Natural Resources

     

    Mr. Holland

    dholland@henry.k12.va.us

    stumpydog98@yahoo.com

     

    [276] 638-1668

    [276] 957-3885 - Home

     

    Texts:  Common Native Trees of Virginia: Tree Identification Guide, by the VDOF.

     

                 Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, by J. R. Gillispie

                 Forestry Guide for Agricultural Education in Virginia; final review by Darryl Holland, 2013; Virginia Dept of Education

                 Environmental Science and Technology, by Porter

              

    Attendance

    Students with more than two unexcused absences from school during a six-weeks grading period will not pass the class for that particular six weeks. [Henry County Schools policy].

     

    All make-up work is due within three days.  Arrangements should be made to attend after school practices for make-up work.  After school practices may also be used for extra credit. 

     

    Grades

     

    2 Participation Grades will also be given per six weeks = 100 points each

    All Quizzes and Worksheets = 100 points each

    Homework = 100 points each

    Tests  = 200 points

    Projects = 500 points

    FFA Participation = 100 points/activity [extra; not required]

     

    Teaching Calendar                 Introduction to Natural Resources --  8040

     

    Date                 Days                                        Topic

     

    AUG                  1                    Intro.: Insurance, Textbook Assignment, Rules, Notebooks,

                                                    FFA Dues, Grading Policy, Introduction Sheets, etc.

    AUG                  1                    Student Livestock Loans – FFA Projects

    AUG                  3                    The Environment – Porter – Ch. 1 [ANR8040.018]

    AUG                  2                    Introduction to Forestry –powerpoint - [ANR8040.083-084]

     

    SEPT                  3                    Virginia Tree Identification – VA Forest Trees [ANR8040.084] 

    SEPT                  3                    Forest Diseases & Insects – [ANR8040.085]              

    SEPT                  3                    Acreage Estimation – [ANR8040.087] 

    SEPT                  3                    Measuring & Marketing Virginia’s Forests [ANR8040.086-91]

    SEPT                  3                    How Trees Grow [ANR8040.083]

    SEPT                  3                    Forestry Mgt, Equipment, Fire [ANR8040.106;117-120]                    

    SEPT                  2                    Leaf Collections/ Virginia Big Tree Search [ANR8040.084]

     

    OCT                   3                    Human Population – Porter –Ch.’s 4-5 [ANR8040.018]

    OCT                   3                    Biology & the Environment – Porter – Ch. 6 [ANR                 

    OCT                   3                    Organisms & the Environment – Porter – Ch. 7 [ANR8040.023]

    OCT                   3<span, style="mso-tab-count: 2;">          ,           Ecology – Porter – <st1:countr, w:st="on" y-region="">Ch. 11 [ANR8040.019]

    OCT                   3                    Soil – Porter – Ch. 13 – [ANR8040.045-058]

    OCT                   3                    Careers/Aspects of Industry–Porter– Ch 30[ANR8040.01-07]

    OCT                   3                    Agencies & Organizations – Porter – Ch. 29 [ANR8040.030]           

     

    NOV                  3                    Virginia Game and Fish Laws; Hunter Safety [ANR8040.115]

    NOV                  3                    Virginia Game Fish [ANR8040.115]

    NOV                  3                    Virginia Waterfowl [ANR8040.115]

    NOV                  3                    Virginia Game Animals and Game Birds [ANR8040.115]

    NOV                  3                    Air Quality – Porter – Ch. 19 [ANR8040.031-041]

    NOV                  3                    Water Supply & Mgt – Porter – Ch. 14 – [ANR8040.059-080]

     

    DEC                   2                    Water Quality – Porter – Ch. 15 – [ANR8040.059-69;071-72]          

    DEC                   1                    Wastewater Treatment/Disposal –Porter– Ch.20 [ANR8040.072]

    DEC                   1                    Solid Waste Disposal – Porter -- Ch. 21 [ANR8040.077-080]

    DEC                   1                    Sustainable Agriculture – Porter – Ch. 23 [ANR8040.026]

    DEC                   2                    Mapping Virginia’s Watersheds [ANR8040.061]

                           

     DEC                  3                    Oral Presentations [Topic: Virginia Waterways --ANR8040.010]

     DEC                  5                    Portfolios [ANR8040.010-016] All Aspects of Industry; Workplace Readiness Skills

                                           Exams

     

    8083 – Small Animal Care I (1 credit) – Students learn the basics of small animal care in this new and exciting Agricultural course.  Breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits, tropical fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians and many other popular pets [gerbils, guinea pigs, etc] are taught, and students learn the job skills necessary to work in a pet store or front office of a small animal clinic.  The course also emphasizes leadership activities and opportunities to participate in FFA functions. FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to livestock judging, horse judging, public speaking, and competitions in veterinary science.   

    Course Syllabus:          8083 – Small Animal Care I and II

     

    Mr. Holland

    dholland@henry.k12.va.us

    stumpydog98@yahoo.com

     

    [276] 638-1668

    [276] 957-3885 - Home

     

    Texts:  Small Animal Care and Management, by D. M. Warren

                 Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, by J. R. Gillispie

                 Scientific Farm Animal Production, by Taylor and Field.

              

    Attendance

    Students with more than two unexcused absences from school during a six-weeks grading period will not pass the class for that particular six weeks. [Henry County Schools policy].

     

    Students absent from school must have a note from the office to be given make-up work.  All make-up work is due within three days.  After school practices may be required. 

     

    Grades

     

    2 Participation Grades will also be given [two per six weeks] = 100 points each

    All Quizzes and Worksheets = 100 points

    Homework = 100 points

    Tests  = 200 points

    Projects = 500 points

    FFA Participation = 100 points/activity [extra; not required]

    8088 -- Veterinary Science (1 credit)  An introduction to the world of veterinary science, some of the units of this agriculture course include breed identification [including both pets and common farm livestock]; animal handling; veterinary terminology; anatomy, physiology, and fundamentals of biology; and parasites and animal nutrition.  Since this course is being taught along with the Equine Science class, many of the Veterinary Science lessons will focus on Horses....  Leadership development activities are included, and participation in FFA activities encouraged. Students have the opportunity to join the FFA [Future Farmers of America] one of the nation's largest youth organizations.  FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to livestock judging, horse judging, veterinary science, public speaking, and parliamentary procedure.

     Course Syllabus:          8088 – Veterinary Science

     

    Mr. Holland

    dholland@henry.k12.va.us

    stumpydog98@yahoo.com

     

    [276] 638-1668

    [276] 957-3885 - Home

     

    Texts:  Introduction to Veterinary Science, by Lawhead and Baker

                 Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, by J. R. Gillispie

                 Scientific Farm Animal Production, by Taylor and Field.

              

    Attendance

    Students with more than two unexcused absences from school during a six-weeks grading period will not pass the class for that particular six weeks. [Henry County Schools policy].

     

    All make-up work is due within three days.  After school practices available for make-up work and extra credit. 

     

    Grades

     

    2 Participation Grades per six weeks = 100 points each

    All Quizzes and Worksheets = 100 points each

    Homework = 100 points each

    Tests = 200 points

    Projects = 500 points

    FFA Participation = 100 points/activity [extra credit]

     

    Teaching Calendar

     

    Veterinary Science --  8088

     

    Date                 Days                                        Topic

     

    AUG                   1                    Intro.: Insurance, Textbook Assignment, Rules, Notebooks,

                                                    FFA Dues, Grading Policy, Introduction Sheets, etc.              

    AUG                   1                    Student Livestock Loans [ANR8088.023--026]

    AUG                   3                    Basic Cell Biology – Lawhead – Ch. 1 [ANR8088.042]

    AUG                   3                    Tissue Types/Functions – Lawhead – Ch. 2 [ANR8088.042-044]

                             

    SEP                   2                    Beef  Cattle Breeds – Taylor-- Ch. 25 [ANR8088.010] 

    SEP                   1                    Judging Beef Animals/Reasons–Gillispie--Ch.14[ANR8088.018]

    SEP                   1                    Swine Breeds – Taylor  – Ch. 29 [ANR8088.010]  

    SEP                   1                    Judging Swine/Reasons – Gillispie – Ch. 21 [ANR8088.018]

    SEP                   2                    Sheep Breeds – Taylor  -- Ch. 31 [ANR8088.010]   

    SEP                   1                    Judging Sheep/Reasons – Gillispie – Ch. 26 [ANR8088.018] 

    SEP                   3                    Animal Health --Taylor – Ch. 21[ANR056-064;076-080;088-90]

    SEP                   3                    Nutrition – Gillispie – Ch. 5 – [ANR8088.092-094]

    SEP                   3                    The Digestive System – Lawhead – Ch. 7 [ANR8088.100-101]

    SEP                   3                    Feed Nutrients – Taylor – Ch. 15 – [ANR8088.091]             

                                                                           

    OCT                   3                    Feed Additives – Gillispie – Ch. 7 – [ANR8088.092-102]

    OCT                   3                    Balancing Rations – Gillispie – Ch. 8 – [ANR8088.095-097

    NOV                  3                    Animal Reproduction – Gillispie – Ch.10 [ANR8088.038-041]] 

    DEC                  3                    Animal Rights/Issues – Taylor – Unit 23 [ANR8088.007-008]

    DEC                  2                    Office Mgt/Ethics –Lawhead- Addendum A[ANR8088.081-087]

    AUG                  2                    FFA Leadership [ANR8088.011—027]

    AUG                  5                    Parliamentary Procedure [ANR8088.022]

                                                     

    OCT                   2                    Poultry Breeds – Taylor – Ch. 35 [ANR8088.010]  

    OCT                   2                    Goats Breeds – Taylor – Ch. 36 [ANR8088.010]  

    OCT                   2                    Dairy Cattle Breeds – Taylor – Ch. 27 [ANR8088.010]    

    SEPT                   3                    Musculoskeletal System – Lawhead – Ch. 3[ANR8088.043-044]

    OCT                   3                    Circulatory System – Lawhead – Ch. 4 [ANR8088.048;070-075]

    OCT                   3                    Horse Breeds – Taylor--  Ch. 33 [ANR8088.010]  

     

    NOV                 3                    Safety with Livestock – Gillispie – Ch. 3[ANR8088.001-03/034]      

    NOV                 3                    Livestock & the Environment –Gillispie-Ch.4[ANR.05-28-033]        

    NOV                 3                    Careers in Animal Science -- Taylor – Ch. 37 [ANR8088.004]

     NOV                                               Career Focus – Lawhead – Addendum B -- [ANR8088.004]

     DEC                                      All Aspects of Industry – Henry County Job Opportunities 

    DEC                 3                    Respiratory System – Lawhead – Ch. 5 [ANR8088.046] 

    DEC                 3                    Nervous System – Lawhead – Ch. 9 [ANR8088.047]            

    DEC                 3                    Renal System – Lawhead – Ch. 6 [ANR8088.049]

    DEC                 3                    Principles of Surgery – Lawhead – Ch. 19 [ANR50-55; 65-69]

     

    DEC                   2                    Animal Behavior – Taylor – Ch. 22 [ANR8088.051]

    NOV                   5                    Fall Woodworking Project – small animal cage                    

    DEC                   2                    Exams

     

     

     

    [*Other Agricultural Classes]

    8080 -- Equine Management and Production (1 credit) - In this course, students learn how to care for and manage horses. Since this course is being taught along with the Veterinary Science class, many of the lessons will focus on Equine health, nutrition management, reproduction, training, evaluation, and showmanship are the major instructional areas. In addition, course content includes instruction in the tools, equipment, and facilities for equine enterprises. Business management topics include the economics of boarding, training, and merchandising horses. Leadership development activities are included, and participation in FFA activities encouraged. Students have the opportunity to join the <st1:s, w:st="on" tockticker="">FFA [Future Farmers of America] one of the nation, 's largest youth organizations.  FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to, livestock judging, horse judging, veterinary science, public speaking, and parliamentary procedure.

    Course Syllabus:          8080 – Equine Management and Production

     

    Mr. Holland

    dholland@henry.k12.va.us

    stumpydog98@yahoo.com

     

    [276] 638-1668

    [276] 957-3885 - Home

     

    Texts:  Equine Management and Production, by the Oklahoma VOTDE

                 Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, by J. R. Gillispie

                 Scientific Farm Animal Production, by Taylor and Field.

              

    Attendance

    Students with more than two unexcused absences from school during a six-weeks grading period will not pass the class for that particular six weeks. [Henry County Schools policy].

     

    Students absent from school must have a note from the office to be given make-up work.  All make-up work is due within three days.  After school practices may be required. 

     

    Grades

     

    2 Participation Grades per six weeks = 100 points each

    All Quizzes and Worksheets = 100 points

    Homework = 100 points

    Tests = 200 points

    Projects = 500 points

    FFA Participation = 100 points/activity [extra credit]

    8010 -- Agricultural Production Technology (credit 1) - This course emphasizes one or more areas of plant science, animal science, soil science, agricultural business management, and agricultural mechanization, based upon the student's employment objective. Supervised occupational experience programs and leadership training are important parts of the course. Students have the opportunity to join the FFA [Future Farmers of America] one of the nation's largest youth organizations.  FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to public speaking, livestock judging, horse judging, veterinary science and parliamentary procedure.  

    8014 -- Operating the Farm Business (1 credit) - Much of the content of this occupational preparation course may be provided through individualized instruction. Students focus on farming, farm management, and occupational experience as they receive instruction in adjusting, operating, and maintaining farm machinery and equipment and in planning and constructing farm buildings and facilities. Continued emphasis in placed on leadership training. Students have the opportunity to join the FFA [Future Farmers of America] one of the nation's largest youth organizations.  FFA members are provided with many travel opportunities, and may participate in leadership activities at local, regional, state and national levels, including but not limited to public speaking, livestock judging, horse judging, and parliamentary procedure.  

       FFA Activities: [*Note.  To participate in FFA activities during the school day, students must maintain a "C" average in all SOL classes, and have no citizenship grade below a "B".  Written permission from parents is required for participation in any FFA activity.  Members who wish to participate in activities after school hours may of course do so regardless of grade point average, provided they are dues-paid members]

     

     

    FFA CALENDAR

    August:  Back-to-School Open House at MVHS. 12:00 Noon – 7:00 PM.

    August  FFA Officer Retreat.  MVHS/Dippers  9:00 am -- 3:00 pm. 

    August.  First Day of School.  Good luck!

    September: Southside Fall FFA COLT [Chapter Officer Leadership Training]. Big Island, VA. 4:00 pm.

    September: FFA Officer Meeting.
     
    September:  FFA Chapter Meeting.
     
    September:  Federation Forestry Championship.  Fairystone Park. 11:00 AM.
     
    September:  State Fair -- Junior Dairyman's Contest.  Doswell, VA.

    September:  State Fair Jr. Forester’s and Crops Judging Contests.  Doswell, VA.  10:00 am.

     

    October:  Virginia Tech Leadership Conference, Virginia Tech. 11:30 am.

    October:  Chapter Officer Meeting.

    October:  Area/Regional Forestry.  Chatham, VA [White Oak Mountain]:  11:00 am. 

    October:  Chapter Meeting. 2014.  Officers? Official Dress! 3:30—4:30 pm.  

    November:  Chapter Officer Meeting.

    November:  Chapter FFA Meeting.

    December:  FFA Officer Meeting [after school].  2nd Monday.  MVHS.  3:30 pm.

    December:  Chapter Meeting. Officers? Know parts! Official Dress! 3:30—4:30 pm. 

    January.  2nd Tuesday:  FFA Officer Meeting [after school].  3:30 pm -- 4:00

    January.  3rd Tuesday.  Chapter Meeting.

    February: 2nd Tuesday Officer Meeting; 3rd Tuesday Chapter Meeting. 3:30—4:30 pm.

    February: Parliamentary Procedure FFA Contest.

    March:  State Awards Judging.  Staunton, VA. 

    March:  2nd Tuesday:  FFA Officer Meeting [after school].  Chapter Meeting 3rd Tuesday.  MVHS.  3:30 pm.

    March, TBA.  Livestock Judging, Virginia Tech.
     
    March, TBA.  Horse Judging, Virginia Tech.
     
     April: 2nd Tuesday -- Officer Meeting.  3rd Tuesday, Chapter Meeting. Officers? Official Dress! 3:30—4:30 pm.     
     
    April, TBA.  State Horse Judging, Lexington, VA. 

    April:  Area Public Speaking, Tractor Troubleshooting, Vet Science, Ag. Mechanics:  Old Dominion Center, Chatham.  9:00 am.

    May: State Forestry Judging Contest. Date TBA. 

    May:  2nd Tuesday, FFA Officer Meeting [after school].  Chapter meeting 3rd Tuesday.  MVHS.  3:30 pm.

    June 2010 – TBA.  State FFA Convention, Va. Tech.     Dates TBA.

     

    Assignments and Course Activities: 

    8006 -- Agricultural Mechanics and Basic Plant Science I - 1st Block 9  (MR. HOLLAND WILL BE TEACHING ALL UPPER CLASSMEN FOR 2016--2017, NOT 8006)

    First Six Weeks

    Day One

    a.      Call Roll. Welcome.   Go over important notes on board.  Note email address.

    b.      Agriculture Insurance Form: Distribute, review, send home and bring back signed by parents with policy numbers.  Forms due back to Mr. Holland tomorrow and at the latest, by Friday.

    c.       Code of Student Conduct:  Remove Page 41, and bring back signed by parents.  Put names on front and back “COC” covers and leave in classroom [tub].

    d.      Announce $10 FFA Dues.  Good all year for both Agriculture and Horticulture.

    e.       Fill out “Getting to know you” sheets.  Put in tub.

    f.       Distribute Warrior Planners. Bring back tomorrow.

    a.      Pass out Ag.  packet and have students fill these out….

    a.       E-mail request.

    b.      Henry County Personal Data Form.

    c.       4-H Health Form and Free Membership Form. Bring back signed.

    d.      Agriculture Grading Procedure. Discuss and bring back signed.

    g.      Rules & Manners.  Discuss and bring back signed.    

    h.      Free and reduced Lunch:  Distribute, review and send home.

    i.        Inclement Weather forms:  Distribute, review and send home.

    j.        Bus Regulations:  Distribute, review and send home.

    k.      School Insurance: Distribute, review and send home. 

    Day Two:

    a.      Call Roll. Take up returned papers with signatures from Day #1.  Introduce students to the assignment tubs.  Pass back incomplete sheets.

    b.      Write names on folders , and assign slots.  Keep the folders at the school.

    c.       Put labels on notebooks. 

    d.      Pass out and go over Student Competency Record and the Course Syllabus.,

    Day Three

    a.      Take up any misc. papers.

    b.      Go over “Code of Conduct” books [redistribute] -- [page by page].

    c.       Freshman Class Meeting

    .

    Day Four

    a.      Continue to go over “Code of Conduct”

    b.      Assign Agricultural Mechanics Textbooks [Cooper]. 

    c.       Students will read the section entitled “The Influence of Mechanization,” and make a list of the inventors and their inventions. Give list is to the teacher.

    Day Five

    a.      Lesson.  “The Influence of Mechanization,” by Cooper.  Unit I.  “Mechanics in the World of Agriculture.”

    1.      Cyrus McCormick [wheat reaper]

    2.      Thomas Jefferson [iron plow]

    3.      John Deere [steel plow]

    4.      Eli Whitney [cotton gin]

    5.      Edmund Quincy [corn picker]

    6.      Joseph Glidden [barbwire]

    7.      Anna Baldwin [vacuum milking machine]

    8.      Benjamin Holt [the tractor]. 

    Day Six

    a.      Test #1.  Unit One.  “Mechanics in the World of Agriculture.”

    b.      Fill out the textbook form indicating student name and book number.

    Day Seven

    a.      Introduction to Virginia Forestry.  Lesson: “The Importance to Our Economy.”

    b.      Quiz on the information tomorrow.

    c.       Have individual students fill out the student information on the FFA roster.

     Day Eight

    a.  Quiz on yesterday’s lesson (“Virginia’s Forests: Importance to Our Economy.”)

    d.      Lesson:  “How Trees Grow?”

    Day Nine

    a.      Lesson:  “The Importance of Tree Identification” and “How to Identify Trees.”

    b.      Test on “How Trees Grow,” “The Importance of Tree Identification” and “How to Identify Trees” tomorrow.

    Day Ten

    a.      Test on “How Trees Grow,” “The Importance of Tree Identification” and “How to Identify Trees”

    b.      Pass out the “Common Forest Trees of Virginia” pocket manuals.

    c.       Review the 35 Virginia trees students will be expected to identify, and make a list of these trees in notebooks.  By October, students should be able to identify 80%.

    d.      Complete the "State Tree Worksheet" [handout]

    e.       Using the encyclopedias, look up each of the following states and identify the state tree of each.  [California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia....].

    Day Eleven

    a.      Next, you are to select five state trees from the list above, and sketch a 1-page outline of the state.  Inside this outline, students will sketch a picture of the state tree, a sketch of the state flower, and a sketch of the state bird. Extra credit? YES!   [100 for the first five states completed, and an extra 100 for each additional FIVE states, which may include any of the 50. You may also include the capitol and major cities of the states selected.]  Feel free to use color pencils, Sharpies, etc. 

    Day Twelve

    a.      Quiz on on the state trees of these states:  [California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Virginia....]. 

    b.      Continue working on State trees/flower/bird project.

    Day Thirteen

    a.      Lesson:  “The Forest as a Community.” 

    b.      Begin notes on “Common Trees of Virginia” -- beginning with the Eastern White Pine -- using Tree ID Powerpoint].  Students will put these in their notebooks

    Day Fourteen

    a.      Quiz on “The Forest as a Community.”

    b.      Continue notes on individual tree species [oaks and hardwoods using overheads and Powerpoint].

    Day Fifteen

    1.  Introduce “the Virginia Big Tree Program.”

    a.      Go to the Virginia Big Tree Program --  www.cnr.vt.edu/4h/bigtree/

    b.      Click on the left side of the page on the second listing [the orange one; there are two] of “the 4-H Big Tree Program”

    c.       Click on the 4-H Big Tree List

    d.      Enter “Henry” under “Search”, and then check “County” to view a list of “Big Trees” nominated in the last five years by Henry County students. 

    e.       *Copy the name of each tree listed into your notebooks, and also record the size of the largest entry [circumference].

     

    2.      Assignment

    a.  Students will search the woods near their homes, or woods near the homes of relatives or neighbors [with permission] in an effort to locate the biggest trees in Henry County.  Students will work in pairs or groups of 3 or 4 while searching for these trees.  Students should:

    a.       Measure circumference of the trunk at a height of 4 feet

    b.       Give the name of the landowner

    c.        Be able to give directions to the exact location of the tree

    d.       If possible, use GPS coordinates

     

    3.      Other Counties may also be included, but must be in the state of Virginia

     

    4.      Extra Credit will be given for any tree found larger than the biggest one now recorded – 100 per tree [must be located in the Forest Trees of Virginia manual]

     

    5.      Students will also find the largest trees in the United States, and record these in your notebooks.  www.fw.vt.edu/4h/bigtree/   Include Common name, Girth and location [State]

     

    6.      Put up computers.  Homework:  Find some really BIG TREES !Day Sixteen

    a.      Check for “Big Trees.”  For every verified “big tree” which is the largest in the County, students will receive a 100 Test Grade.  Must have a witness. [See List].

    b.      Complete notes on Virginia’s trees, using the Tree Identification Powerpoint.

    c.       Announce 1st Tree Identification Test for tomorrow, September 11th.

    Day Sixteen

    a.      Test on “Common Forest Trees of Virginia” – Leaf Identification.

    b.      Announce class will be in the woods Monday, September 14th.

    c.       Old shoes and bug spray recommended.

    Day Seventeen

    a.      Forestry tree identification hike -- first day of outdoor laboratory….

    b.      Identify locations of the “Green,” “Blue,” “Red” and “Yellow” courses

    a.      Students will identify tree species for one of the four “color courses”

    b.      Assign students to groups and a course.  Collect papers and grade.

    Day Eighteen

    a.      With the help of one partner, Students will identify the 100 trees on the “Green,” “Blue,” “Red” and “Yellow” identification courses.

    Day Nineteen

    a.      With the help of one partner, Students will complete the identification of the 100 trees on the “Green,” “Blue,” “Red” and “Yellow” identification courses.

    Day Twenty

    a.  Classwork Assignment:  Read Unit 2, and do Self-Evaluation Sections A and B at the end of the unit.  Please write out all of the sentences and answers.  For example, Section A Multiple Choice:  Incorrect  is 1:a   Correct is 1. “America’s number one employer is.”  Answer: a. “agriculture.”  Example for Section B, Matching. Incorrect is 1:b  Correct is 1.”agricultural electrification, power and controls.” Answer: b. “electrician assistant.”  Due tomorrow. 

    Day 21

    a.      The Forestry team and class will practice tree identification in school!

    b.      Leaf Collections.  Students will choose five Virginia trees and complete five tree reports for each, using the Forest Trees of Virginia Handbook

    c.       Students will complete five more tree reports – for a total of ten -- using the   Forest Trees of Virginia Handbook

    Day 22

    a.      *STUDENTS WILL BEGIN TO COLLECT LEAVES AT HOME TO BE USED FOR A LEAF COLLECTION.  LEAVES SHOULD BE PRESSED AND TAPED OR ATTACHED TO A SHEET OF PAPER WITH THE CORRECT NAME OF THE TREE LISTED ON THE BACK OF THE SHEET.  Students should collect leaves from only those trees discussed in class, and should collect as many different species as possible.  Hopefully, using these collections as a big set of “flash cards,” students will learn Virginia’s major 35 tree species.

    b.      Introduce FSA [Farm Service Agency] representative who will discuss youth loans.

    c.       Other Lessons:  Measuring and Marketing the Forest; Reproducing the Forest; and Forest Management.  [Quiz on each].

     

     

    ****8040 Natural Resource Management/Forestry & Wildlife ****

    Day One

    e.       Call Roll. Welcome.  Important notes on board.  Note email address.

    f.       Agriculture Insurance Form: Distribute, review, send home and bring back signed by parents with policy numbers.  Forms due back to Mr. Holland tomorrow and at the latest, by Friday.

    g.      Henry County Personal Data Form.

    h.      4-H Health Form and Free Membership Form. Bring back signed.

    i.        Agriculture Grading Procedure. Discuss and bring back signed.

    j.        Rules & Manners.  Discuss and bring back signed.    

    k.      $10 FFA Dues.  Good all year for both Agriculture and Horticulture.

    l.        Review Grading Procedure/Rules & Manners: Bring back signed by parents

    m.    Pass out and go over Student Competency Record and the Course Syllabus.

    Day Two

                a.  Take up forms with signatures.

                b.  Take up dues.

                c. 

    Day Three

                a.  Fill out the FFA roster.

                b.  Pass out Agriculture Notebooks. 

                c.  Copy the 14 “Safety in Agriculture Rules” in your new notebooks.

                d.  Take the Agriculture Safety Test

                e.  Pass out the Forestry booklets, and make a list of Virginia’s most important trees [include the scientific names]

                f.  View the Forest Trees of Virginia Tree Identification Powerpoint.

     

    ****8083 Small Animal Care I and II **** Week One 

    Day One  

    a.    Call Roll. Welcome.  Important notes on board.  Note email address.

    b.      Agriculture Insurance Form: Distribute, review, send home and bring back signed by parents with policy numbers.  Forms due back to Mr. Holland tomorrow and at the latest, by Friday.

    c.      Henry County Personal Data Form.

    d.      4-H Health Form and Free Membership Form. Bring back signed.

    e.       Agriculture Grading Procedure. Discuss and bring back signed.

    f.       Rules & Manners.  Discuss and bring back signed.    

    g.        $10 FFA Dues.  Good all year for both Agriculture and Horticulture.

    h.      Review Grading Procedure/Rules & Manners: Bring back signed by parents

    i.      Pass out and go over Student Competency Record and the Course Syllabus.

     Day Two

                a.  Take up forms with signatures from Wednesday.

                b.  Take up dues and fill out the FFA roster.

    Day Three

    d.      Introduce FSA [Farm Service Agency] representative who will discuss youth loans.

    Day Four

                a.  Take Agricultural notebooks from slots.

                b.  Assign the Modern Livestock and Poultry Production books [Gillispie].

                c.  Unit 28:  “Selection, Feeding and Management of Goats.”

                d.  Sketch and Label the Goat, p. 523.

                e.  Homework/Classwork [Unit 28, Discussion Q & A’s 1—25; Review Q’s 1—12] 

    Day Five

    a.     Worming and Weighing the Magna Vista Swine and Cattle Herd!

    b.      Vaccinating the Magna Vista Cattle Herd!

    Day Six

    a.      Test on Unit 28.

    b.      Unit 29:  “Diseases and Parasites of Sheep and Goats.”