2020/2021 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Applied Agricultural Concepts (8072/18 weeks)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities
Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Professional Competencies
- Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
- Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
- Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
- Manage time and resources.
- Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
- Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
- Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate workplace safety.
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Exploring Work-Based Learning
Note: Competencies 39-43 have been added to ensure compliance with federal legislation: National FFA Organization's Federal Charter Amendments Act (Public Law 116-7, https://www.congress.gov/116/plaws/publ7/PLAW-116publ7.pdf). All inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are provided opportunities for leadership, personal growth, and career success. Instruction is delivered through three major components: classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program, and student leadership (FFA).
Exploring Leadership Opportunities through FFA
Identifying the Purposes and Roles of Agricultural Agencies
Applying Safety Practices in the Agricultural Mechanics Lab/Workshop
- Identify marked safety areas.
- Identify the location and use of eyewash stations.
- Identify the location of the posted evacuation routes.
- Demonstrate knowledge of safety data sheets (SDS).
- Explain the safe use of chemicals.
- Demonstrate the safe use of standard and metric hand tools.
- Demonstrate the safe use of power tools.
- Demonstrate the safe use of precision standard and metric measuring tools.
- Demonstrate the safe use of protective clothing and equipment.
- Demonstrate the safe use of fire protection equipment.
- Demonstrate the safe use of equipment.
- Demonstrate safe practices in the agricultural mechanics lab/workshop.
Identifying the Components of Soil
Interpreting Soil Fertility and Test Results
Conserving and Managing Soil
Establishing a Lawn, Pasture, or Hayfield
Managing an Established Lawn or Pasture
Managing Trees and Shrubs
Designing a Garden Layout
Planting the Garden
Managing the Garden
Managing Agricultural Pests
Harvesting the Garden
Applying Principles of Food Safety
Processing Fruits and Vegetables
Identifying and Processing Meats
Inspecting, Grading, and Labeling Meats
Performing Electrical Operations
- Explain common electrical terms.
- Identify safety rules associated with the use of electrical appliances and equipment.
- Calculate cost of power consumption.
- Demonstrate electrical shock emergency procedures.
- Identify electrical symbols.
- Identify series and parallel circuits.
- Identify tools, equipment, and supplies used in the construction and repair of electrical circuits and equipment.
- Splice wires.
- Install an electrical fixture.
- Evaluate electrical problems.
Performing Plumbing Operations
Performing Woodworking Operations
- Demonstrate the safe use of woodworking equipment.
- Identify tools, equipment, and materials used in woodworking.
- Determine materials needed for a project.
- Demonstrate layout procedures for a project.
- Identify fasteners.
- Demonstrate fastening techniques.
- Construct a woodworking project.
- Apply a finish to a woodworking project.
Performing Metalworking Operations
Examining the Livestock and Poultry Industry
- Research the history of the domestication of farm animals.
- Explain the function of livestock.
- Describe the scope and importance of the livestock and poultry industry in the United States.
- Analyze commercially important livestock breeds in Virginia.
- Describe issues related to animal welfare and animal rights.
- Examine the role of show animals in the development of brood stock.