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2024-2025 Course Catalog 
2024-2025 Course Catalog
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AGA 222 - Grain Management

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Designed to acquaint the student with the complete cycle of grain from the farm to the country elevator. Major areas of study are the management of facilities, equipment, personnel and finances, warehouse requirements, grain grading, grain conditioning and grain inventory management.
  1. Summarize the current industry issues
    1. Explain the economic impact grains have on local, state, national, and global economies
    2. Identify industry production trends
    3. Define issues that impact the future of the industry
    4. List career opportunities
  2. Contrast commodity marketing and risk management
    1. Compare grain storage alternatives
    2. Calculate associated grain handling and storage costs such as carrying, transportation, etc
    3. Calculate grain shrinkage with moisture discounts
    4. Develop a merchandising plan
    5. Outline the various strategies to market commodities
    6. List associated markets associated with commodities
    7. Demonstrate final price
  3. Access proper business management procedures and practices
    1. Determine personal risk threshold
    2. Select an appropriate record keeping system
    3. Identify applications of business ethics
    4. Calculate labor needs
    5. Establish a product pricing plan
    6. Maintain an inventory control plan
    7. Use financial/data record information in making decisions
    8. Identify the proper procedure for handling transactions
    9. Evaluate personnel policy profiles
    10. Develop personnel policies
    11. Explain quality assurance
  4. Select appropriate crop production practices
    1. Identify grades and standards of U.S. grain
    2. Describe methods of crop harvesting, handling, drying and storage
    3. Outline grain bin safety
    4. Examine the types of machinery and equipment used in production agriculture
    5. Identify requirements for power and equipment sizes, engines, fuel, cooling, lubrication, and electric systems
    6. Demonstrate safe power equipment operation
    7. Develop a well written, comprehensive plan for grain production, storage, on farm usage, and marketing of a commodity
  5. Compare agricultural building structures, construction types, building materials, repairs, and maintenance requirements
    1. Identify the types of grain handling systems used on farms
    2. Contrast grain storage structures and drying systems
    3. Identify the components of materials flow system
    4. Describe the methods of monitoring and maintaining stored grain
    5. Calculate volt, amp, watt, ohms relationships
    6. Select motors and protection devices for appropriate application use
    7. Calculate electric motor horsepower needs for an aeration fan
    8. Calculate electrical power efficiency for motor using velocity, static and total air horsepower

Competencies Revised Date: AY2023

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