University of Guelph 2002-2003 Diploma Program Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions, Agriculture and Equine Studies

DAGR*1000 Livestock Systems F(3-0). [0.50].

Students will gain an overall understanding of the livestock industry, focusing on major production issues and future challenges. Examples from various livestock production systems will be highlighted.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*1200 Applied Plant Science F(3-2). [0.50].

This course covers the basic structure and function of plants and the major functions involved in growth and reproduction as they relate to the production of plants. Topics to be discussed will include: plant processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, nutrient uptake and reproduction, basic genetic principles, basic chemistry and the relationship and importance of plant science to the agricultural and horitcultural industry.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*1250 Identification of Herbs and Aromatic Plants F(3-3). [0.50].

This course provides an introduction to the identification of herbs and aromatic plants. Students will learn to identify plants botanically through main family description, based on anatomy of the harvested plant parts and according to their biochemical constituents. Botanical and common names will be presented and identification of species will be done at several stages of growth. Economic parts of the plants, harvest timing, therapeutic potential, growth cycle, winter hardiness, and growth requirements will be discussed.

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*1300 Soil Principles F(3-2). [0.50].

This course includes origin and classification of soils, identification and importance of major soil types, identification of primary and secondary nutrients and how they are supplied, composition of soil including minerals, water, air, organic matter and biological organisms and how they interact and the importance of soil as a resource.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*1350 Agricultural Mechanization and Safety F,W(3-2). [0.50].

The course will cover the operating principles and components of tractors and equipment for tillage, planting, and the application of chemicals and fertilizers and harvesting. The course will emphasize safety in all aspects of the operation of agricultural equipment.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*1500 Spanish Conversation F(2-2). [0.50].

Students will learn the basis of spoken Spanish and develop the ability to communicate in this language. Basic Spanish vocabulary will be introduced. Communication exercises, group discussion and oral presentations will be used.

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*1600 Applied Mathematics F,W(2-2). [0.50].

This course is designed to augment mathematics skills necessary to compete in today's business environments. Typical applications are chemical rate conversions, solutions and mixtures, elementary algebra and financial topics. The aim is to teach how to solve actual mathematical problems encountered in the day-to-day operation of agricultural/horticultural business.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*1610 Computer Applications F,W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will become acquainted with a computer and its operating systems and applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets. Students will also learn about basic Internet access hardware, such as modems, and how to use computer communications applications such as electronic mail, and World Wide Web browsers to access information relevant to the agriculture and food system.

Restriction(s): CIS*1000

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*1740 Coaching and Horsemanship Techniques I F(2-4). [0.50].

This course is designed to meet the needs of students planning to instruct clients and compete at an intermediate level post graduation. Students will apply theoretical coaching and teaching techniques in a practical setting and participate in labs with coaches who will provide them with the guidance necessary to improve their equitation and training skills. This course also includes participation in clinics, judging competitions, lessons, and show ring competition.

Restriction(s): registration in the first or second year of the Equine Studies program

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*1750 Coaching Techniques W(1-2). [0.50].

This course meets the needs of students planning to instruct students at riding academies or free lance. Students will learn and apply the format of the lesson plan as outlined by the Coach Equestrian Federation to their peer. This course also offers information on the role of the coach, designing goals and objectives, conditioning the athlete, and responsibilities of the coach.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2800, DAGR*2820, DAGR*3810, DAGR*3820

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*1800 Equine Anatomy and Physiology F(3-1). [0.50].

This course encompasses the gross anatomy and physiology of the horse. The course includes an introduction to anatomical terminology, the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, urinary system, cardio-vascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system and the endocrine system. This course includes a lab and theory component and will help prepare the Equine students for the more practical courses offered in later semesters.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*1850 English Horsemanship I F,W(1-2). [0.50].

This course will introduce students to the basic theory and practice of English Horsemanship and training and will include an emphasis on safety. Students will be grouped with respect to their competence and instructed accordingly.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*1860 Western Horsemanship I F,W(1-2). [0.50].

Western horsemanship will teach the basic theory and practical skills of Western riding. This course corresponds to the rider preparation levels set out by the Canadian Equestrian Federation with an emphasis on safety. Students will be grouped with respect to their competence and instructed accordingly.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*2000 Animal Science W(3-2). [0.50].

This course includes the biological principles applicable to the animal sciences with modules on growth, carcass composition, nutrition, reproduction, genetics and health.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1000

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*2010 Applied Microbiology W(2-1). [0.50].

This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical aspects of microbiology. Topics include the study of micro-organisms with emphasis on their morphology, physiology, biochemistry, culture and identification. The operation of light microscope, media preparation, and laboratory safety are discussed.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*2100 Marketing and Policy W(3-0). [0.50].

Students will learn basic economic concepts, the determinants of process and markets for Canadian agricultural, horticultural and food products, price support, stabilization and trade policies. Marketing systems will be discussed in detail.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*2110 Business Accounting W(2-2). [0.50].

Students will learn basic accrual accounting principles applicable to the agri-food industry. An understanding of the interrelationship of the balance sheet, income statement, cashflow and statement of change in financial position will be emphasized. Students will learn to use computer accounting software.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*2200 Crop Management I W(3-2). [0.50].

The production and management of cereals and forages is discussed. Topic areas include variety and species selection, soil fertility management, planting dates, row widths, seeding rates, pest management systems, harvesting, drying and storage as applicable.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1300

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*2210 Applied Weed Science F,W(3-2). [0.50].

Weeds will be studied in relation to agricultural practices. Principles of cultural, biological, and chemical control will be outlined. Laboratories will include weed identification and weed control methods.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*2240 Crop Management (Equine) W(3-2). [0.50].

The identification, production and management of cereals and forages is discussed with a focus on the horse as a forage and cereals consumer and appropriate production and management techniques for the equine facility land manager. Topic areas include variety and species selection, soil fertility management planning dates, row widths, seeding rates, pest management systems, harvesting, drying and storage as applicable. Current research information is integrated.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*2270 Mushroom Production W(2-3). [0.50].

The principles of mushroom production will be revealed in this hands-on course. Students will culture and manage two full cropping cycles at the in-house facility, learning how to fill, water, operate computerized controls and harvest their crop area. Topics include Phase I and II composting techniques and nutrient supplementation. This course is designed for those with a casual interest and for those who wish to enter commercial production.

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*2290 Agricultural Chemicals and the Environment W(3-2). [0.50].

Same as DAGR*2280 except that in addition, students will register for the laboratory on the principles of safe handling and effective use of pesticides in agricultural and landscape situations.

Restriction(s): DHRT*4050

Location (s): Guelph

DAGR*2360 Machinery Maintenance W(1-3). [0.50].

This course gives the student the basics in agricultural equipment repairs. A very practical and hands-on approach will be used, with an emphasis on the safe use of tools and shop safety. Offered even-numbered years only at Alfred.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1350

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*2370 Small Engines W(1-3). [0.50].

Operation, adjustments, maintenance and safety of two- and four-stroke small engines used in the agricultural industry will be covered. This course will emphasize hands-on learning with actual engines. (Offered odd-numbered years only at Alfred.)

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*2400 Organic Plant Production W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will learn to apply a management program and marketing techniques to organic plant production. This course will cover the identification of the major biological crops in horticulture and cash crop systems in field and greenhouses. Companion planting, weed control and pest management particular to organic plant production will be reviewed. Marketing and certification or organic products will be discussed.

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*2450 Production and Multiplication of Herbs and Aromatic Plants Under Protected Culture W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will learn herb and aromatic plant production techniques involved in greenhouse and shadehouse environments. Sexual and asexual multiplication techniques pertinent to herbs and aromatic plants will be discussed. Harvesting and government regulation involved with native plant material will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1250

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*2500 International Development W(2-3). [0.50].

Students will be able to discuss concepts in international development, including rural and social development, as well as Canadian involvement internationally. Students will meet people involved in international development, contact development organizations, and study specific developing countries.

Prerequisite(s): 5 semester courses

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*2600 Communication Skills F,W(4-1). [0.50].

Students will develop their command of language skills and learn and/or practice practical applications such as letter, memo, and report writing, resume writing and revision. Students will also learn how to present persuasive and informative oral presentations and how to incorporate audio-visual aids in effective communications.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*2630 Computer Management W(2-4). [0.50].

Students will learn to perform more detailed applications using word processing, spreadsheet and internet applications. Data entry, manipulation of data, financial analysis, graphics and graphing, tables, columns and merging of data are some of the topics covered.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1610

Restriction(s): DAGR*4630

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*2650 In-Service Training S. [0.50].

A work study course in an agrifood or farm business. This course helps students integrate the theory provided in engineering field crops, animal science, business, horticulture and communications courses.

Prerequisite(s): 5 semester courses

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*2740 Coaching and Horsemanship Techniques II W(2-4). [0.50].

This course continues to develop coaching and equitation skills. Students will apply theoretical coaching and teaching techniques in a practical setting to their colleagues and be introduced to instruction with outside clients. Clinics, judging opportunities and riding instruction, and show ring competition continue to be available to the student to improve their equitation and training skills.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1740

Restriction(s): registration in the first or second year of the Equine Studies program

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*2800 An Introduction to the Horse Industry W(3-0). [0.50].

This course introduces students to the many disciplines within the horse industry.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*2810 Horse Care and Stable Duty F,W(1-5). [0.50].

Students will be introduced to the elements and importance of stable facility maintenance. Students will be responsible for the daily routine of the college horse barn and maintaining the facility.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*2820 Equine Stable Management W(1-4). [0.50].

This course includes the daily and specialized care of the horse and stable. A portion of the course will cover designing farm layout, ventilation, fencing, and service of equipment in and around the stable.

Co-requisite(s): DAGR*2810

Restriction(s): DAGR*3800

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3000 Beef Production F(3-2). [0.50].

Beef cow-calf and feedlot operations are examined, including crossbreeding and pure breeding programs, along with management of the cow-calf herd. The feedlot sections deal with ration formulation, feedlot management, meat quality, marketing and health protection.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2000

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3010 Dairy Production F(3-2). [0.50].

Students will undertake a study of dairy management systems. Topics will include housing systems, nutrition and feeding programs, sire selection and breeding programs, herd health and milk marketing strategies.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2000

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3020 Livestock Evaluation W(2-2). [0.50].

Students will be exposed to the physical and performance evaluation of dairy, beef, swine, sheep and horses. Carcass evaluation of beef, sheep and swine is also a component. Students will develop skills in livestock judging, and giving oral and written reasons.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2000

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3030 Sheep Production F(3-2). [0.50].

Sheep production is studied with examples from Ontario and around the world. The major topics include production systems in Ontario, breeding, nutrition, reproduction, health and welfare and products from sheep.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2000

Restriction(s): DAGR*4040

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3040 Pork Production F(2-3). [0.50].

This course will provide students with the opportunities to learn both the principles and the skills necessary to manage and care for pigs according to industry standards. Case studies will be used to help studetns develop the skills necessary to assess farm related pork management problems.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1000, DAGR*2000

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*3050 Livestock Production Techniques F(3-2). [0.50].

Students will put into practice theory studied in a variety of areas including colostrum management, feeding, animal restraint and safety, implanting, castration, dehorning, injection techniques, livestock medicine protocols, reproductive techniques, milking equipment maintenance, milk quality and processing, mastitis prevention/treatment.

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville

DAGR*3100 Business Management F(1-4). [0.50].

An examination of management decision-making process using financial statements, budgets, business records, computerized enterprise budget programs, investment analysis, machinery management and income tax regulations.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2110

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3110 Business Finance F(3-0). [0.50].

Students will learn the types of business organizations, methods of financing long- and short-term capital requirements, taxation implications, dividend policies, budgeting and financial reorganization.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2110

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph

DAGR*3120 Business Marketing F(3-0). [0.50].

An introduction to the marketing concept including the people and the activities involved in the distribution of goods and services from the producer to the consumer. Specific topics include choosing effective channels of distribution, developing the advertising program, pricing the product and salesmanship.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2110

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3130 Sales and Sales Management F(2-1) Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown; W(2-1) Guelph. [0.50].

An overview of personal selling in today's business environment with particular emphasis on skills needed to present an effective sales presentation. Buyer motivation and behaviour will be discussed along with managing time and sales territories.

Prerequisite(s): 10 semester courses

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3140 Creating Your Business F(2-2). [0.50].

Students will undertake a comprehensive study of the structure, operation and economics of a commercial enterprise associated with the agriculture and food system and take the first steps in creating a business. (Offered in alternate years.)

Prerequisite(s): 5.00 credits

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*3200 Crop Management II F,W(3-2). [0.50].

Management systems for the production of corn, soybeans, canola and edible beans will be presented. Specific topics include variety and species selection, row widths, seeding rates, planting dates fertility, pest management, harvesting and storage. Current research information is discussed in relationship to production practices.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1300

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3210 Insect and Disease Management F,W(3-2). [0.50].

The identification, biology and control of insects and diseases of field and horticulture crops are presented. Control measures and the benefits and limitations of agricultural chemicals will be examined. Guelph students substitute ENVB*2040 which is offered in the Winter semester.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3250 Fruit Production F(2-3). [0.50].

Management systems for the major fruit crops in Ontario including apple, peaches, cherries, strawberries, grapes, raspberries, and related crops are discussed. Topics include climatic and soil conditions, cultural management, pruning and training.

Restriction(s): DHRT*3010

Location (s): Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3260 Vegetable Production F,W(2-3). [0.50].

This course includes commercial production and management of the major fresh market and processing vegetable crops grown in Ontario. Topics discussed will include site selection, soil conditions, establishment, cultural practices, harvesting, post-harvest handling and marketing.

Restriction(s): DHRT*3010

Location (s): Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3300 Land and Water Stewardship F,W(2-2). [0.50].

This course will examine the extent and quality of soil and water resources and their relationships in agriculure. It will explore sustainable techniques for managing soil and water resources. Students will explore integrated strategies for the long-term land stewardship of soil and water resources.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1300

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3350 Welding F(0-3). [0.50].

This is a laboratory course designed to enable students to safely handle and operate general welding equipment. Welding theory will be given during class time. (Offered in alternate years only at Alfred.)

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3360 Grain Elevator Equipment and Feed Formulation F(3-2). [0.50].

This course examines equipment commonly used by agri-business firms to handle, clean, move, dry, store, grind, mix, and process grain, feed ingredients, and fertilizer. Balancing rations and least-cost ration formulation will also be discussed.

Location (s): Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3400 Organic Fertilization F(3-2). [0.50].

Students will learn to develop an organic fertilization program using the proper amendments toward improving yield and soil life. An understanding of soil organic matter, organisms and microbial life will be developed. The use of green manures, animal manures, sludges, composts and other sources of nutrients will be covered. Conversion from traditional farming to organic production and certification will be discussed.

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*3500 Agricultural Extension and International Communication F(3-3). [0.50].

Students will apply group dynamics techniques and practice group facilitation, problem solving and decision making as it relates to international development. Students will prepare an agricultural extension program and propose program evaluation techniques. Students will plan a work placement in a developing country and demonstrate an understanding of the cultural adjustments required.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2500

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*3510 Experiential Learning in Agriculture S,F,W. [0.50].

Student-initiated learning opportunities can be developed as a credit course in consultation with a supervising faculty member. Details of the activities included in the program will be outlined in a learning contract initiated by the student and agreed to by the faculty supervisor prior to the commencement of the work experience.

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits, registration in the Diploma Program in Agriculture

Restriction(s): DAGR*3880, DFN*3510, DHRT*3510

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3550 Dry Tropics Agriculture F(3-2). [0.50].

The course gives the student an in-depth appreciation of living conditions (climate, local foods, social structure), major crops, livestock production and the soil conservation practices adapted to the dry tropics. (Offered in alternate years.)

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1300

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*3600 Food Systems F(3-2). [0.50].

This course will provide students with a framework in which to understand and appreciate the complexities of the North American agrifood system. Key components of the course will include consumption, marketing, processing, production and resources.

Prerequisite(s): 10 semester courses

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph

DAGR*3640 Rural Society F(3-0). [0.50].

This course examines rural organizations, ecological patterns, population trends, institutions, contemporary changes and development processes.

Location (s): Guelph

DAGR*3700 Agroforestry F,W(1-2). [0.50].

The course focuses on basic tree identification, tree growth and development and the value and potential of trees and woodlands on farms. It also provides instruction regarding farm woodlot management for a variety of objectives including timber, maple syrup, shelterbelts.

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville

DAGR*3720 Coaching and Horsemanship III F(2-4). [0.50].

This course continues to meet the needs of students planning to instruct clients and compete at an intermediate level post graduation. Students will apply theoretical coaching and teaching techniques in a practical setting and participate in labs with coaches who will provide them with the guidance necessary to improve their equitation and training skills. Clinics, judging competitions, equitation instruction, competition exposure and Rider Level testing in accordance with the Canadian Equestrian Federation (C.E.F.) standards continue to be an integral part of the program.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1740, DAGR*2740

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3810 Horse Conformation and Lameness F(3-1). [0.50].

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to evaluate a horse's conformation, relate form to function and develop an understanding of the common lameness and blemishes found in horses and their relationship to athletic performance.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2810

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3820 Horse Feeds and Feeding F(2-1). [0.50].

This course introduces students to the topics of digestion, feed nutrients, feed stuffs and feeding practices for horses.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2810

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3850 English Horsemanship II F,W(1-2). [0.50].

With emphasis on safety, this course continues the development of riding skills from English Horsemanship I to produce an independent, thinking rider focused on the development and training of the horse. Students will be grouped with respect to their competence and will advance accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1850

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3860 Western Horsemanship II F,W(1-2). [0.50].

This course continues the basic theory and practical skills of Western riding that began in DAGR*186. This course corresponds to the rider preparation levels set out by the Canadian Equestrian Federation, with emphasis on safety. Students will be grouped with respect to their competence and will advance accordingly.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1860

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3880 Experiential Learning in Equine Studies S,F,W. [0.50].

Student-initiated learning opportunities can be developed as a credit course in consultation with a supervising faculty member. Details of the activities included in the program will be outlined in a learning contract initiated by the student and agreed to by the faculty supervisor prior to the commencement of the work experience.

Prerequisite(s): 4.00 credits, registration in the Diploma Program in Equine Studies

Restriction(s): DAGR*3510, DFN*3510, DHRT*3510

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3900 Special Study Project S,F,W(0-0). [0.50].

A self-directed student project focusing on a topic of academic and/or practical interest to the student. The student will identify and propose a detailed course outline to be reviewed and approved by the faculty supervisor prior to the commencement of the project. The project could include a research assigment, a literature review, a hands-on assignment with specific learning objectives and milestones for achieving these objectives.

Prerequisite(s): 3.00 credits, registration in the Diploma in Agriculture program, written permission of the faculty supervisor

Restriction(s): DAGR*3910, DFN*3910, DHRT*3910

Location (s): Location: Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3910 Special Study Project S,F,W(0-0). [0.50].

A self-directed student project focusing on a topic of academic and/or practical interest to the student. The student will identify and propose a detailed course outline to be reviewed and approved by the faculty supervisor prior to the commencement of the project. The project could include a research assigment, a literature review, a hands-on assignment with specific learning objectives and milestones for achieving these objectives.

Prerequisite(s): 3.00 credits, registration in the Equine Studies Diploma program, written permission of the faculty supervisor

Restriction(s): DAGR*3900, DFN*3910, DHRT*3910

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*3920 Applied Biochemistry F(3-1). [0.50].

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of biochemistry. The basics of biochemistry are taught with an emphasis on interrelating physiological, chemical, nutritional and pharmacological processes of animals. Topics include organic chemistry, basic chemistry of biological compounds and metabolism.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3930 Equine Alternative Therapies F(2-1). [0.50].

This course covers the alternative therapies available to a horse care-giver or equine manager in the therapeutic or convalescent care of horses. The course includes an introduction to massage therapy, accupressure, acupuncture and herbology. As well, heat, hydro, cold and electromagnetic, ultrasonography and magnetic therapy are discussed. Case study and hands on work will be included in the lab portion of the course.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*3940 Laboratory Techniques I F(3-1). [0.50].

This course emphasizes practical laboratory techniques, utilized routinely in a laboratory setting, which assist the Veterinarian in the diagnosis of disease. This course focuses on the diagnostic tests and procedures used in the areas of cytology, haematology, mycology, and radiography.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2010

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*4000 Pork and Poultry Production W(3-2). [0.50].

This course gives the student an in-depth appreciation of the important management factors affecting profitable pork and poultry production. Factors considered include: housing, breeding, feeding, reproduction, health, marketing, and enterprise economics.

Location (s): Guelph, Kemptville

DAGR*4010 Animal Health W(3-0). [0.50].

Economic animal production requires healthy livestock and this course is designed to stress animal health. Disease important to livestock in Ontario is discussed, with emphasis being placed on prevention and control methods.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1000

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville

DAGR*4020 Poultry Production W(2-3). [0.50].

This course will provide students with the opportunities to learn both the principles and the skills necessary to manage and care for poultry according to industry standards. Case studies will be used to help students develop the skills necessary to assess farm related poultry management problems.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1000, DAGR*2000

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*4040 Small Ruminant Animal Production W(3-2). [0.50].

This course includes goat and sheep production and is studied with examples from Ontario and around the world. The major topics include: production systems, breeding, nutrition, health and welfare and products. (Offered alternate years).

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1000, DAGR*2000

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*4050 Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Selection W(3-2). [0.50].

This course expands on the nutrition and selection principles outlined in Dairy Production. Students learn to develop practical and economical rations and feeding programs for heifer, dry and milking cows. Students complete an in-depth study of dairy selection and breeding programs through A.I. and E.T.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*3010

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*4060 Alternative Animal Agriculture W(2-2). [0.50].

This course combines lectures and visits to production facilities to give the student an overview of the possibilities in the commercial production and marketing of non-traditional animal species. (Offered alternate years at Alfred.)

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville

DAGR*4070 Swine Reproduction and Farrowing Management W(2-3). [0.50].

A comprehensive work/study course in swine reproduction and farrowing management consisting of intensive hands-on training, field trips and skills development in breeding herd management techniques. Students registering for this course will work with the staff of the Swine Centre over the semester. Competence in practical swine breeding and farrowing management skills will be learned through hands-on activities under close supervision and guidance of professionals.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*3040, DAGR*3360

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*4100 Commodity Marketing W(3-0). [0.50].

This course provides an understanding of commodity and currency price risks for corn, beans, wheat, cattle and hogs in Ontario. It includes the practical use of instruments that are available to deal with these risks and the development of an applied risk management strategy. (Offered alternate years at Alfred.

Prerequisite(s): 10 semester courses

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*4200 Cropping Systems W(2-2). [0.50].

Current and emerging crop production systems will be compared and evaluated in relationship to soil productivity, environmental awareness and the agricultural economy. Climate and weather and their impact on crop production is examined. Specialized production systems including strip tillage, seed production and organic production will be included..

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200

Location (s): Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*4210 Crop Diagnostics and Recommendations W(2-2). [0.50].

This course provides a comprehensive study of weeds, insects and diseases of field crops. Case studies are used to develop problem-solving skills. Pest management control strategies are identified. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to assist in over-the-counter and on-farm pest management recommendations.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2210, DAGR*3210

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*4220 Organic Production W(2-2). [0.50].

This course provides a study of the basic concepts of organic agricultural production, including production techniques in field and greenhouse crops and farm animals, produce certification, and marketing. This course will also be of interest to continuing education students who have an interest in organic food production. (Offered in odd-numbered years only at Alfred.)

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville

DAGR*4230 Grain Grading/Seed Production W(2-2). [0.50].

This course provides students with hands-on training in grading grain and seed production. A wide range of field crops will be graded according to Canadian Grain Commission standards. Seed production and processing will be discussed from both producer and industry views. The role of organizations involved in seed production, processing or selling will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2210, DAGR*3210

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*4240 Biodynamic Production W(2-2). [0.50].

Students will learn to apply the principles of biodynamics and other alternative methods in agriculture. The different agricultural systems will be viewed from a socio-economic perspective. The basic concepts and tools of biodynamic production will be covered. Certification and marketing of biodynamic products will be discussed. Other major trends in alternative agriculture will be presented.

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*4250 Post-Harvest Handling and Storage W(3-2). [0.50].

Preservation of fresh horticultural produce by cool storage techniques with emphasis on field and storage factors affecting quality will be included in this course. (Offered in alternate years only at Alfred.)

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville

DAGR*4260 Advanced Vegetable Production W(2-3). [0.50].

This course will include the commercial production and management of the minor fresh market and processing vegetable crops grown in Ontario. Topics discussed include site selection, soil conditions, establishment, cultural practices, harvesting, post-harvest handling and marketing.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*3260

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*4270 Horticultural Crop Protection W(2-2). [0.50].

The biology and control of insects, diseases, nematodes, and weeds of field horticultural crops are studied. Pest control concepts including diagnostic problem solving and impacts on the environment with consideration to the safe use and storage are discussed. Use of non-chemical methods are also considered.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*2210, DAGR*3210

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*4300 Processing and Storage of Herbs and Aromatic Plants W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will be able to apply processing techniques for herbs and aromatic plants and identify their main uses. Biochemical aspects of active ingredients and influence of the environment on content will be discussed. Marketing techniques pertinent to herbs and aromatic plant products will be presented.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1250

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*4310 Production of Herbs and Aromatic Plants W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will learn herbaceous and woody herb and aromatic plant production and harvesting techniques involved in field production and outdoor garden settings. Topic such as soil preparation, fertilizers, crop establishment, drainage and irrigation needs, pest control and winter hardiness and protection will be covered. The influence of environmental factors on active ingredients and plant quality will be discussed. Government regulations and industry standards for organic certification will be presented.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1250, DAGR*1300

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*4350 Farm Structures and Environment W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will be provided with an introduction to basic engineering principles related to livestock facilities and their environment. Students will gain a basic understanding of how to initiate the planning of a livestock structure or an environmental control system, including ventilation and manure storage. As part of a major assignment, students will perform an environmental analysis of an actual farm.

Location (s): Alfred, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*4400 Organic Animal Production W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will learn to apply a management program and marketing techniques to organic animal production. This course will cover animal welfare, animal management as related to organic production, nutrition, animal health and an organic approach to alternative medicine. Performance evaluation, marketing and certification of organic animal products will be discussed.

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*4500 Developing Country In-Service Training S. [0.50].

This work study course provides an in-depth appreciation of the living and working conditions in the agricultural environment of a developing country. Students are able to share their knowledge with that of the people in the receiving country at the same time as they experience a cross-cultural experience.

Prerequisite(s): 10.00 credits

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*4550 Humid Tropics Agriculture W(3-2). [0.50].

The course provides an in-depth appreciation of the living conditions (climate, local foods and a representative social structure of Cameroon or Ecuador), major crops, livestock production and soil conservation practices adapted to the humid tropics. (Offered in alternate years only.)

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1200, DAGR*1300

Location (s): Alfred

DAGR*4600 Human Resource Management F,W(3-2). [0.50].

Students will learn the theoretical and practical skills of management and interacting with people. Topics will include recruiting, supervising, motivation, training employees, effective listening, dealing with difficult people, group dynamics and leadership skills.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*4610 Business Project W(2-4). [0.50].

Students will identify a viable product or service, and will undertake a comprehensive study of the technical and economic aspects of a business designed to sell that product. Students will acquire basic information about the product, define their business and develop a business plan.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*4620 Farm Project W(2-4). [0.50].

Students will undertake a comprehensive study of the technology, operation and economics of an agricultural production enterprise. The students will be responsible for acquiring basic information about the enterprise, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses and developing a management plan.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph, Kemptville, Ridgetown

DAGR*4630 Internet and Web Page Design W(1-3). [0.50].

Students will learn about the historical development of the Internet, the rules and regulations that govern the Internet and the proper application procedures for use of Web resources such as domain names and IP addresses, and how to create web pages in Hypertext Markup Language. Topics covered include: creating, editing and linking documents; controlling text layout using lists, line breaks, and tables; adding graphics and multimedia to a web document; creating tables and frames, adding information to mak the web site ready for search engines submission. Effective design techniques, basic graphic design principles, and cross-platform issues will also be included..

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1610

Location (s): Ridgetown

DAGR*4640 Leadership Skills Development W(3-0). [0.50].

This course explores leadership development as a method of taking charge by developing individual skills and knowledge to deal with changing needs and issues arising from community, provincial, national and international perspectives. (Offered in alternate years only at Alfred.)

Location (s): Alfred, Guelph

DAGR*4700 Advanced Agroforestry W(1-3). [0.50].

This course provides more advanced level training in farm woodlot management; specialized aspects of agroforestry (i.e. maple syrup) will be covered in more depth than at the introductory level. Major emphasis will be placed on student assignments including development of a farm woodlot plan. (Offered in odd-numbered years only.)

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*3700

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*4720 Coaching and Horsemanship Techniques IV W(2-4). [0.50].

This course continues from Coaching and Horsemanship Techniques III to meet the needs of students planning to instruct clients and compete at an intermediate level post graduation. Students will apply theoretical coaching and teaching techniques in a practical setting and participate in labs with coaches who will provide them with the guidance necessary to improve their equitation and training skills. Clinics, judging competitions, instruction, competition exposure and rider level examinations according to the Canadian Equestrian Federation (C.E.F.) standards continue to be an integral part of the program. C.E.F. Coaching level 1 evaluations and examinations will be set up to accommodate students where numbers warrant.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*1740, DAGR*2740, DAGR*3720

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*4800 Equine Conditioning W(2-1). [0.50].

Students will learn to define exercise and understand the importance of conditioning a horse both physically and mentally. Students will also practice developing and monitoring a fitness program and illustrate methods to monitor fitness levels during training.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*4810 Horse Health W(3-1). [0.50].

This course focuses on equine health and diseases, the care of sick animals and other stable management practices related to the health care of horses.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*4820 Equine Reproduction and Selection W(3-1). [0.50].

This course covers the management of stallions, mares and foals. Housing and handling requirements on the breeding farm are also discussed.

Prerequisite(s): 7.50 credits

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*4830 Equine Business Management W(2-2). [0.50].

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic skills and procedures used in the management of an equine business. Topics included within this course are marketing strategies, inventory control and financial management. A one week field placement during the February break is required.

Location (s): Kemptville

DAGR*4840 Laboratory Techniques II W(3-1). [0.50].

This course emphasizes practical laboratory techniques, utilized routinely in a laboratory setting, which assist the Veterinarian in the diagnosis of disease. The course includes an equine dentistry and urinalysis component, as well as a module on pharmacology and the use of drugs in the horse industry.

Prerequisite(s): DAGR*3910

Location (s): Kemptville



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