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Courses - Spring 2019
INAG
Institute of Applied Agriculture
INAG099
(Perm Req)
Cooperative Education
Credits: 0
Grad Meth: S-F
Restriction: Co-op is open to sustainable agriculture and agricultural business management students who have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have advisor's permission. Students must pay a $250.00 lab fee.

Cooperative Education, the culminating 22-week field experience in your program, is a collaborative partnership between the Institute of Applied Agriculture and the employer to provide a quality academic and practical training for students. Each student's co-op will vary according to the unique career direction the student wishes to pursue and is intended to accompany seminars and activities previously acquired in the IAA program. Upon completion of the course, students will have established contacts in the industry and substantial documentation to develop a personal portfolio.
INAG101
Computer Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.

An up-to-date introduction to the use of computers on campus and in the agricultural industry. Exposure will be given to operating systems, storage media, networking, multimedia, and current hardware. Hands-on applica;tions with computers will cover windows operating system, word processing, spreadsheets and networking.
INAG103
Agricultural Marketing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students within the Institute of Applied Agriculture. Course cannot be used to fulfill a requirement for a Robert H. Smith School of Business major or minor.
Principles of market demand are used to develop a consumer oriented market strategy for agricultural businesses. Topics include market structures, target marketing, market segmentation, niche marketing and direct marketing. Market concepts unique to agriculture products are also covered.
Class will meet in person:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 6-8pm - SMADC Office at 15045 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, MD 20637

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 6-8pm - SMADC Office at 15045 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, MD 20637

Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 10am-12pm - Dupont Circle Farmers Market, 1500 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6-8pm - SMADC Office at 15045 Burnt Store Road, Hughesville, MD 20637
INAG104
Agricultural Mathematics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. The development of problem-solving skills often used in the everyday world of work. Problems involving soils, fertilizers, seeding rates, feed mixtures, and business finance. Development of mathematical skills in solving basic equations, the use of percent and ratios, and calculating various linear and cubic measurements.
INAG105
Soils and Fertilizers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Soils and Fertilizers is an introductory course for students entering careers related to applied agricultural production. The course is divided into three subject areas; soil properties, soil fertility, and environmental concerns of using soils for agricultural production. Emphasis is placed upon the characteristics of Maryland soils which are similar to the soils in the mid-Atlantic region. The importance of nutrient management and non-point source pollution of the Chesapeake Bay are covered in the course.
Must be a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources OR permission of AGNR-institute of Applied Agriculture department.
INAG106
Pesticide Use and Safety
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Additional information: Priority enrollment will be given to students in the IAA program or to students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR).
An overview of pesticide use and safety. Topics include environmental protection, labeling, personal safety, first aid, formulation and chemistry, equipment, disposal, storage, record-keeping and liability. The course prepares students to take the Maryland State test for a private applicator's license.
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
INAG110
Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, THET285.
A study of how perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communications affect the communication process as it emerges in the work place. The course provides skill training in speech writing, public speaking, group communication, interpersonal communication, listening, and responding.
INAG110S
Oral Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, THET285.
A study of how perception, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal communications affect the communication process as it emerges in the work place. The course provides skill training in speech writing, public speaking, group communication, interpersonal communication, listening, and responding.
INAG132
Agricultural Leadership and Teamwork
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Students at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA); or students at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR); or permission may be granted to other students based on available space.
Introduces fundamental concepts related to leadership and teamwork in agricultural organizations. Topics include leadership practices and skills; relationships between leadership, authority, power, and ethics; team decision-making and management; and organizational culture and change. Students will develop effective leadership skills necessary for leading agricultural organizations.
Meets in a blended format. Approximately half of the scheduled face-to-face course meetings will be replaced by asynchronous online activities, including video lectures, discussions, and graded assignments.
INAG199
Special Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
INAG199C
Special Problems; in AgriScience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
INAG204
Agricultural Business Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: INAG102.
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students within the Institute of Applied Agriculture. May not count toward any BMGT major or minor requirement.
This course integrates various concepts related to managing a profitable agricultural business. Topics include business management and decision making, preparing a business plan, financial analysis and budgeting, risk and investment management, and small business taxes, among others. Students will gain relevant knowledge and skills as they complete the comprehensive business plan for successfully managing an agricultural business.
INAG206
Agricultural Business Law
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Students at the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA); or students at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR); or permission may be granted to other students based on available space.
Additional information: Course cannot be used to fulfill a requirement for a Robert H. Smith School of Business major or minor.
This course introduces various legal concepts and their relationships to agricultural business and transactions. Topics include torts, criminal law, contracts, promissory notes, property, partnerships, business entities, employment, and bankruptcy, among others. Students will gain a general understanding of the legal system that will help them manage and/or operate profitable agricultural businesses.
INAG207
Power and Machinery
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: INAG250 or PLSC204.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Additional information: Priority will be given to IAA students and permission will be granted to AGNR students and others on a space available basis.
The basic principles of compact equipment management, including selection, maintenance, operation, adjustment and troubleshooting of agricultural machinery and power units will be studied. The methods of power development, measurement, transmission through power trains both mechanical and hydraulic will be studied. A systematic disassembly, analysis, diagnosis and reassembly of a small engine will be completed by each student.
INAG213
Crop Production Practices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in AGNR-College of Agriculture & Natural Resources; or permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students within the Institute of Applied Agriculture.
Crop Production Practices covers the applied methods of producing various vegetable and agronomic crops in Maryland. This course focuses on commercial scale production where economics impact production decisions. Topics include crop rotation, cropping systems, nutrient management, and integrated pest control strategies. Throughout the course, economically, socially and ecologically sustainable production practices will be addressed.
INAG214
Agronomic Principles of Golf Turf Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: INAG107; or PLSC305.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department; or must be in one of the following programs (Plant Sciences; Plant Sciences: Horticulture & Crop Production; Plant Sciences: Landscape Management; Plant Sciences: Plant Science; Plant Sciences: Turf & Golf Course Mgmt; Plant Sciences: Urban Forestry) ; or permission of instructor.
Additional information: Enrollment priority is given to students within the Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) and the Plant Science and Landscape Architecture Department.
An in-depth study of golf course management practices such as turfgrass selection, fertilization, mowing, irrigation, and cultivation practices. Weed control programs will be discussed in detail for the different playing surfaces on the golf course. Field plot work, laboratory work, and field trips will reinforce lecture material.
INAG224
Greenhouse and Plant Production Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: This course is open to students in AGNR. Priority enrollment will be given to students in the Institute of Applied Agriculture. All other majors will be granted permission based on available space.
Credit only granted for: INAG 114 or INAG 224.
Topics will include the principles of managing greenhouses: structures, coverings, lighting, irrigation, heating and cooling systems; and discusses the effects on plant production. Plant propagation methods and environments will be analyzed and practiced.
INAG235
(Perm Req)
Irrigation and Drainage
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Also offered as: PLSC235.
Credit only granted for: INAG235, PLSC235 or PLSC489I.
Formerly: PLSC489I.
Additional information: Priority enrollment will be given to IAA and PLSC majors. By permission for available seats.
An overview of U.S. and state water doctrines and plant water use rates. Irrigation systems for residential and athletic field use will be discussed covering such topics as hydraulics, sprinkler spacing, pipe selection and sizing, pumps, controllers, valves, and irrigation trouble shooting. Surface and subsurface drainage for turfgrass sites will also be covered.
INAG248
Topics in Sustainable Agriculture
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
INAG250
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Agricultural Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Also offered as: PLSC204, PLSC204.
Credit only granted for: ENBE200 or PLSC204 or INAG250.
Formerly: ENBE200.
Additional information: Priority given to IAA majors and AGNR students whose major requires this course. Permission will be granted to other students on seats available basis.
A comprehensive course that teaches the fundamentals of agricultural related mechanics. Lecture and lab exercises will cover the broad range of topics associated with agricultural mechanics including electricity, plumbing, welding processes, and wood and metal working applications. Emphasis will be given to the design and installation of electrical circuits. It will also include project planning and implementation including development of safety protocols for each area of study and introduction of GPS equipment and software for survey data collection.
INAG299A
Supervised Work Experience; Internship I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
INAG299B
Supervised Work Experience; Internship II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to students in the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department. Others by permission of the AGNR-Institute of Applied Agriculture department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.