course examines the social, economic, and scientific concepts related
to adding value to raw and processed agricultural products. Specific
agricultural impact of economics, cultures, social structures,
processing, products, and nutrition
environmental issues resulting from adding value to agricultural
activities will provide opportunity for:
economic benefits to communities
the environmental impact on various developments.
material can easily be adapted to your teaching style, to what you
need the students to learn, and placed immediately into your existing
classes. This Course in a Box can also be used as the
basis for a stand-alone course or utilized in a team-teaching environment.
This curriculum is designed to lead you and your students through
the process of adding value to agricultural commodities and establishing
an entrepreneurship program. The lessons will help prepare students
for an entrepreneurship SAE and the Ag Marketing and Ag Sales Career
strength of this curriculum is in its design. Minimal teacher prep
time is needed since each lesson includes a detailed lesson plan,
problem statements, learning objectives, principles and practices,
transparency masters, worksheet/quiz masters, student activity masters,
other support materials, suggested time and activity sequence charts,
and comprehensive content outlines that include teacher helps.
curriculum is ideal for beginning instructors and seasoned veterans
"Course in a Box" contains: Ten
notebooks containing 62 lesson plans; worksheet, transparency, and
quiz masters; several detailed examples; FFA-CDE guidelines; and
performance and evaluation package.
Unit - 62 Lesson Curriculum
of Minnesota case-study on sustainable agriculture
reference books and four supplemental reference packages
Instructional Kit (CD-ROM, video, and teacher's manual)
ID Kit, containing ten samples and instructor's guide
20 value added product samples
packaged in two resusable plastic boxes
1: Introduction to Value-added Agriculture - 5 lessons
Unit 2: Agricultural Product Utilization - 12 Lessons
Unit 3: Processing & Manufacturing of Agricultural Products
- 4 Lessons
Unit 4: Social, Economic, & Environmental Impact of Agriculture
- 5 Lessons
Unit 5: Product Development - 6 Lessons
Unit 6: Market Research - 5 Lessons
Unit 7: Creating a Business Plan - 8 Lessons
Unit 8: Producing the Product - 5 Lessons
Unit 9: Selling Skills - 5 Lessons
Unit 10: Evaluation - 4 Lessons
Objectives Students will be able to:
ways value can be added to agricultural products.
the foundational nature of agriculture to civilization and cultures.
the integral nature of agriculture into the general culture.
Describe the flow of agricultural products through the economy.
the variety of agricultural products used in everyday living.
the impact of product and monies generated by agriculture in
the social and economic advantages of adding value to rural and
the factors in entrepreneurship and marketing agriculture products.
Describe the scientific and economic processes essential in developing
a new product.
demands, wants, needs, and nutritional features in product
Analyze the image of agriculture by the public and the role of
Compare the environmental impact of agriculture and agricultural
Determine the process involved in converting raw materials into