Agriculture

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The Associate of Science in Agriculture is a transfer degree for the student who plans to major in an agricultural related field. Northark has agreements with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and with Arkansas Tech University to offer students seamless options for transfer into specified agriculture majors or concentrations using the AS in Agriculture degree, but the degree can also serve as a foundation for students who plan to transfer elsewhere. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should work closely with a Northark advisor to follow the prescribed selection of courses, and other requirements, needed for transfer into the program with junior level classification.

Courses and Requirements Agriculture Academic Plan

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of terminology, breeds, digestion, reproduction, and production related to animal and poultry science
  • Demonstrate knowledge of general plant terminology and classification, forage crops, row crops, field crops, and production aspects within horticulture
  • Students will identify and describe careers in the agriculture industry

 

Contact Us

Michelle Buchanan
Agriculture Program Instructor
(870) 391-3149
michelle.buchanan@northark.edu

 

Sean Milliken
Agriculture Program Assistant
(870) 391-3259
sean.milliken@northark.edu

Greenhouse
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The Northark Greenhouse features hydroponic lettuce, strawberries, blackberries and herbs. Students work in the greenhouse throughout the year.

High Tunnel
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The agriculture department has a high tunnel next to the greenhouse where students grow strawberries. Warm conditions in the high tunnel mean strawberries can be harvested early in the season.

Hands-On Learning
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Students in agriculture classes often have opportunities for hands-on learning including equine demonstrations, tours of livestock facilities and workshops.