Agricultural Business, Leadership, and EducationExplore MoreAbout This Program
The Agricultural Business, Leadership, and Education major is a shared curriculum coupling science with business. In conjunction with the Business department at CWI, this program is appropriate for students with interests in a wide range of fields including the following:
- Extension educator
- Agriculture sales
- Agriculture business management
- Public relations
Completion of this program will prepare students for entry into a diversity of occupations, as well as transfer to four-year universities and professional programs. Additionally, completion of this program at CWI allows for direct transfer into the University of Idaho’s Agricultural Science, Communication, and Leadership four-year degree. Students are encouraged to contact their advisors and their future transfer institution (if known) for additional information regarding course selection.
Degrees and Certificates
AGRI 109 Principles of Animal Science
(3 Credits, Fall)
The focus of this course is the scope and potential of the livestock industry and its relationship to society and food systems. Introductory scientific principles of animal science, livestock production systems, and current issues will be taught. PRE/COREQ: AGRI 109L. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board GEM competency requirements in GEM 4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing.).
AGRI 109L Principles of Animal Science Lab
(1 Credit, Fall)
The focus of this course is the scope and potential of the livestock industry and its relationship to society and food systems. Introductory scientific principles of animal science, livestock production systems, and current issues will be taught. PRE/COREQ: AGRI 109. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board GEM competency requirements in GEM 4 - Scientific Ways of Knowing.).
AGRI 120 Global Food Perspectives - Farm to Plate
(3 Credits, Fall/Spring)
This course provides students with an introduction to global food systems (farm to plate). Students will discuss the social, economic, environmental and global dimensions of food systems and agriculture. Topics will include technological development related to food, genetic resources and biotechnology, agricultural policies, organic production, globalization structures, animal and biofuels production, and sustainability. (This course meets the CWI Global Perspectives requirement. It has also been "E" designated and will fulfill the Ethical Reasoning requirement.).
AGRI 271 Animal Anatomy and Physiology
(3 Credits, Varies)
This course is an introduction to the study of structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of tissues and organ systems of domestic animals. Students will develop their knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology as a basis for understanding care and management of livestock. PREREQ: AGRI 109 and AGRI 109L. PRE/COREQ: AGRI 271L.
AGRI 271L Animal Anatomy and Physiology Lab
(1 Credit, Varies)
This course is an introduction to the study of structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of tissues and organ systems of domestic animals. Students will develop their knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology as a basis for understanding care and management of livestock. Additional fee required for lab. PREREQ: AGRI 109 and AGRI 109L. PRE/COREQ: AGRI 271.
AGRI 278 Farm and Agribusiness Management
(3 Credits, Varies)
(This course was previously AGRI 104.) This course is a study of management principles for the profitable operation of farms, ranches, and other agribusiness firms. Students will study the economic principles, records, and analyses that enable decision making for maximum profits in agricultural enterprises. Emphasis is given to decision making, planning, implementation, and controls in farm, ranch, and other agribusiness operations. Class-time includes tools used for management of financial assets and planning including the balance sheet, income statement, and budgets, investment analysis of business-related improvements, tax issues, and personnel management.
AGRI 289 Agricultural Markets
(3 Credits, Varies)
(This course was previously AGRI 250.) This course focuses on the economics of agricultural markets, processes of price discovery, factors that influence agricultural prices, and agricultural marketing. Students learn to analyze supply, demand, and elasticities for agricultural commodities and examine local, national, and international factors that cause shifts in supply and demand. The course will cover trade, market structure, connections among market participants, futures markets as a tool for price risk management, and institutional arrangements in food marketing. The concepts of the theoretical economic framework covered in this class are applied in commodities relevant to the State of Idaho and the Northwest region. PREREQ: Completion of units 1-12 of MATH 095 or equivalent placement score.
AGRI 290 Agricultural Science Capstone
(2 Credits, Varies)
This course is designed for all students completing Agriculture degrees at CWI. The focus of this capstone is to provide Agriculture students a unique opportunity to explore the role agriculture plays in the Treasure Valley. This course focuses on preparing students for transfer to four-year agriculture programs, as well as a career within the agricultural industry. PREREQ: AGRI 271 and AGRI 271L, or AGRI 289.
AGRI 293 Agriculture Internship
(1-3 Credits, Varies)
Internships allow students to apply learning to real-life career possibilities. Credits are earned through supervised field work specifically related to the field of Agriculture. PREREQ: Permission of department's internship coordinator.
AGRI 296 Agriculture Independent Study
(1-10 Credits, Varies)
Agriculture Independent Study course. This is a term-long project. Each credit hour is equivalent to 45 hours of work on a project. Students should make arrangements with the instructor in their field of interest. Before enrolling for independent study, a student must obtain approval of the assistant dean, acting on the recommendation of the instructor who will be supervising the independent study. PREREQ: PERM/INST.