Agriculture Courses

TeacherAGEC 1010 Agriculture Economics I (3L,3CR)[E][CS]:
Will introduce the student to macroeconomics as a field of study and how it is useful to people in their daily lives. Can be used to fulfill the Human Behavior requirement for agriculture.

AGEC 1020 Agriculture Economics II (3L,3CR)[E][CS]:
The relation of microeconomic principles to the organization, and problems facing individuals in agriculture. Can be used to fulfill the Human Behavior requirement for agriculture. Prerequisite: AGEC 1010.

AGEC 1100 Introduction to Computerized Ag Records (3L,3CR):
This course is an introduction to farm and ranch computerized records management. It covers basic farm/ranch accounting functions including all financial statements (flow of funds, income statement and balance sheet). The course compares cash versus accrual accounting and the benefits of each. The focus of this course is to develop and reinforce accounting and record management principles by utilizing the microcomputer and entering case farm/ranch data.

AGEC 2010 Farm-Ranch Business Records (3L,3CR)[E]:
The mechanics of farm and ranch record keeping and its use as a management tool. The laboratory exercises are actual problems in farm and ranch management and record keeping.

AGEC 2020 Farm-Ranch Business Management (3L,2LB,4CR)[E]:
Economic principles and business methods applied to analyze firms and operations. Will utilize practical problem solving techniques for variety of management problems.

AGEC 2100 Advanced Computerized Ag Records (3L, 3CR):
This course is designed to cover advanced agriculture computerized records management. It includes advanced agriculture functions including all financial statements (flow of funds, income statement, balance sheet, and change in financial position). Advanced analysis techniques will be used to determine the financial condition of the business. The financial statements will be utilized to evaluate the efficiency of an operation through the use of index and ratio analysis. Prerequisite: AGEC 1100.

AGEC 2300 Agricultural Marketing (3L,3CR):
An introduction to agricultural markets and marketing. Topics include the structure of United States agriculture, prices and marketing costs, government policy’s influence on marketing, effects of supply and demand on marketing, livestock and crop marketing, and risk management. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

AGEC 2370 Farm and Ranch Appraisal (2L,2LB,3CR):
The appraisal of agricultural property using the American Rural Appraisal System. Students will be acquainted with the factors which influence value of a property, both real and personal, and will be required to make an actual farm or ranch appraisal. Prerequisite: AGEC 2010.

AGRI 1010 Computers in Agriculture (1L,2LB,2CR)[E]:
Designed to familiarize students with computer applications and programs in agriculture. This course will be user-friendly and will provide the students the opportunity to use a personal computer in regards to agriculture.

AGRI 1020 GPS and GIS in Agriculture (1L,2LB,2CR):
A look at applications of GIS and GPS technology as it pertains to the agricultural industry. Students will learn basic GIS, GPS and cartographic principles and apply them to help solve problems or answer questions in the ag industry. Also will use other technologies such as GPS collars to track livestock grazing and remote sensed satellite imagery to help ascertain the health of grazing lands and estimate AUMs. Prerequisite: AGRI 1010 or permission of the instructor.

AGRI 1490 Topics: (Subtitle) (1-3CR):
Consists of investigations and discussions with respect to current topics in agriculture.

AGRI 2000 Agriculture Chemicals I (3L,3CR):
Designed to develop an understanding of agriculture chemicals, their principles and safety. Because agriculture is said to be the nation’s most dangerous industry, a special emphasis will be given to chemical safety, environmental and consumer hazards, and impacts along with federal and state laws governing agriculture chemicals. (Fall semester.)

AGRI 2010 Agriculture Chemicals II (3L,3CR):
A course designed to develop an understanding of agriculture chemicals and their principles that are reviewed and applied to herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers as they relate to crop and livestock production. The students become familiar with selection methods, rates, and methods of application.

AGRI 2475 Independent Study in Agriculture (1-3CR) (Max. 3):
A comprehensive research study. Upon completing the project the student should present a paper and oral seminar to a committee selected by the project instructor. The problem and amount of credit received must have the approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

AGTK 1570 Horseshoeing (1L,2LB,2CR) (Max. 2):
A complete course in horseshoeing, including the physiology of the feet and legs, unsoundness, hoof care, shoeing equipment, and the actual shoeing of live horses. Taught by a graduate of an accredited horseshoeing school.

AGTK 1580 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation: Guide Outfitting (3L,3CR):
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the outdoor recreational guide industry. Emphasis will be placed on the use of horses and mules in the outdoor guiding industry. This course is meant to be a preliminary course to an actually hands-on Outfitting/Guide Curriculum.

AGTK 1590 Packing and Outfitting (0.5L,3.5LB,2CR):
A course dealing with the principles and techniques involved in the use of horses as a form of transportation on the ranch or in the wilderness. Covers equipment and general procedures used in packing.

AGTK 1610 Farm Shop I (1L,4LB,3CR):
Common skills involving both wood and metal working tools, fitting farm tools, welding, forging, and soldering.

AGTK 1620 Farm Shop II (4-8LB,2-4CR) (Max. 4):
Farm machinery repair is stressed, and a large project must be planned and constructed.

ANSC 1010 Livestock Production I (3L,2LB,4CR)[E]:
Course covers the scope of the livestock industry with particular emphasis on breeds and types and management of beef cattle, sheep and wool, swine, dairy cattle, poultry and horses.

ANSC 1020 Livestock Production II (3L,3CR):
Course covers fundamental principles of genetics and animal breeding, reproductive physiology, principles of nutrition, and digestion in domestic animals. Topics also include animal health and diseases, and grading and marketing methods of slaughter and feeder animals.

ANSC 1030 Equine Management (3L,3CR)[E]:
A basic course covering the equine industry, including classes and breeds, selection with form to function, care and management, conformation and unsoundness, health and diseases, reproduction, and feeding and nutrition.

ANSC 1040 Equine Nutrition (2L,2LB,3CR):
A basic course including the digestive system, nutritive needs, feed composition, metabolic and digestive disorders, vitamins and mineral nutrition, feed preparation and ration formulation, and general feeding and management.

ANSC 1100 Artificial Insemination (2LB,1CR):
A complete course in artificial insemination, including class work in animal breeding, physiology, nutrition, and beef cattle management, as well as actual insemination work with animals.

ANSC 1130 Equine Management II (3L,3CR):
A basic course covering the equine industry including the history, care, management, reprorduction, prevention of disease, facilities and general equine practices.

ANSC 1150 Animal Diseases (2L,2CR):
A survey of the diseases common to this area in cattle, sheep, and horses. Special attention is given to sanitation, prevention, control, and eradication of disease.

ANSC 1200 Livestock Fitting and Showing (1L,2LB,2CR):
Designed to provide students with the necessary skills to fit and show cattle, sheep, and swine. Emphasis will be placed on the clipping of feeder calves. This course is required for all students planning to exhibit feeder calves at the Arizona National.

ANSC 1210 Livestock Judging I (2L,6LB,5CR):
Comparative appraisal and selection of beef cattle, sheep, hogs, and light horses. Students will be chosen from this class to represent Casper College at regional and national judging contests.

ANSC 1220 Livestock Judging II (Advanced) (2LB,1CR):
Advanced study in the principles of livestock selection with emphasis on judging and giving reasons. Prerequisite: ANSC 1210, or permission of the instructor.

ANSC 2020 Feeds and Feeding (3L,2LB,4CR)[E]:
Principles of animal nutrition with emphasis upon practical feeding of livestock. Particular attention is given to feeding livestock in relation to recent discoveries in nutrition, including the functions and importance of vitamins and minerals, and the necessity for proper quantity of protein rations of livestock. Economy in feeding emphasized throughout the course.

ANSC 2110 Beef Production (3L,3CR):
A detailed study of the feeding, breeding, marketing, and pedigrees of all major breeds of beef cattle with emphasis on problems peculiar to the beef cattle industry in Wyoming. Prerequisite: ANSC 1010 and ANSC 1020.

ANSC 2120 Sheep Production (3L,3CR):
A detailed study of care and management of sheep flocks in the western states, with particular emphasis on problems peculiar to the range sheep industry in Wyoming. Prerequisite: ANSC 1020.

ANSC 2130 Swine Production (3L,3CR):
Swine production in the United States including production of purebred and commercial swine: breeds, breeding, feeding, marketing, and management. Emphasis is on problems encountered in the production of swine in Wyoming. Offered periodically. Prerequisite: ANSC 1010 or ANSC 1020.

ANSC 2230 Livestock Judging II/I (4LB,2CR):
A concentrated study of livestock selection with major emphasis on team competition and national livestock shows. Prerequisite: ANSC 1220, or permission of the instructor.

ANSC 2490 Topics: (Subtitle) (1-3CR):
Consists of investigations and discussions with respect to current topics in animal science.

CROP 2000 Plants, Agriculture and Civilization (3L,2LB,4CR):
This course is designed to familiarize the student with agriculture in developed and developing countries, integrate ecosystem concepts in agriculture and to introduce current crises and challenges facing agriculture in the future.

CROP 2200 Forage Crop Science (3L,2LB,4CR):
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the biology, propagation and management of forage and farm crop plants. Many topics (e.g., plant ecophysiology, cropping practices in agro ecosystems, plant genetic improvement) will be covered.

FDSC 2100 Meat Evaluation (4LB,2CR)[E]:
The study and evaluation of beef, sheep and swine carcasses for both quality and yield grades and the identification of wholesale and retail cuts and the quality factors associated with those cuts of beef, sheep, and swine. Prerequisite: ANSC 1210.

REWM 1000 Introduction to Range Management (1L,1CR):
Principles of range management as they apply to various grazing areas in Wyoming. The relationship of range management practices to livestock production, wildlife management, watershed management, recreation, and industrial uses. Some time will be given to a discussion of range management problems brought up by the group.

REWM 2000 Principles of Range Management (2L,2LB,3CR)[E]:
Basic principles of range management as they relate to livestock production, conservation practices and wildlife management, region vegetative types and range sites, and grazing systems and multiple range uses. Several field trips included.

SOIL 1000 Elementary Soils (3L,3CR):
Designed to develop an understanding of fundamental properties of soil and how they relate to plant growth and development. Consideration is given to origin and classification of soils, their physical, chemical and biological properties and principles underlying good soil management. (Spring semester.)