The teacher will provide systematic instruction, and organized opportunities and will use various teaching strategies to help learners meet the following student objectives in the areas of content, skills, and attidude.


The learner will:

  1. Develop proficiency in fundamental concepts of forage production systems.
  2. Become knowledgeable about the following forage-related topics:
    • World Grasslands
    • U. S. Grasslands
    • Grasses
    • Legumes, Other Forbs, and Miscellaneous Forages
    • Plant Identification
    • Forage Selection
    • Establishment
    • Weed Management
    • Forage Physiology
    • Growth and Regrowth Mechanisms
    • Fertilization
    • Biological Nitrogen Fixation
    • Pastures and Grazing
    • Hay Systems
    • Silage Systems
    • Irrigation
    • Forage Quality and Testing
    • Antiquality Components and Forage-related Animal Health Issues
    • Forage Breeding and Cultivar Development
    • Forage/livestock systems
    • Forage Economics
    • Forage-related Environmental Issues
    • Forage-based Human Health Issues
  3. Gain experience in integrating concepts of plants, soils, and animals into a forage/livestock production system.
  4. Appreciate the societal impact that forages have had historically, presently have, and will likely have in the future.


The learner will:

  1. Improve the level, effectiveness, and mechanical correctness of their writing skills.
  2. Develop better calculation skills using algorithms and graphing.
  3. Practice applying writing and calculation skills to real-life situations.


The learner will:

  1. Broaden their perspective of how forages impact their local area.
  2. Broaden their perspective of how forages impact the world.