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Featured products and samples to download

CIMC supports instructors and programs in Agricultural Education by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below, and many more can be found in our online catalog. For more information, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail

Introduction to Agricultural Power and Technology

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Introduction to Agricultural Power and Technology is based on the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards. Students typically take this course after completing Introduction to Agriscience, also known as Agricultural Education I. The book is intended to build upon many of the concepts learned from Agriscience Explorations (AG1017) and Introduction to Agriscience (AG1001).

The student book and teacher books are both full-color. The teacher book is printed in a wrap-around format and includes suggested activities and websites. The teacher resource CD includes printable Assignment Sheets, Activity Sheets, and Lab Sheets, written tests in Word, PDF, and RTF (for use with ExamView) formats, PowerPoints for each unit, project grading rubrics, and OSHA fact sheets.

Units include:

  • General Safety
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Welding and Cutting Safety
  • Oxyfuel Applications
  • Plasma Arc Cutting
  • Welding Fundamentals
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal and Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Agricultural Construction and Fabrication
  • Electrical Tools and Safety
  • Electricity Principles
  • Engine Safety and Maintenance
  • Geospatial Technologies

We are offering Unit 3, "Welding and Cutting Safety," as a free sample to download.

Introduction to Agricultural Power and Technology sample

 

Introduction to Plant and Soil Science

plant-soil-science-coverIntroduction to Plant and Soil Science (AG1008) is based on the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards. Students typically take this course after completing Introduction to Agriscience, also known as Agricultural Education I. The book is intended to build upon many of the concepts learned from Agriscience Explorations (AG1017) and Introduction to Agriscience (AG1001).

The student book and teacher books are both full-color. The teacher book is printed in a wrap-around format and includes suggested activities and websites. The teacher resource CD includes printable Assignment Sheets, Activity Sheets, and Lab Sheets, written tests in Word, PDF, and ExamView import formats, PowerPoints for each unit, project grading rubrics, and OSU Extension Fact Sheets.

Units include:

  • World Agronomy
  • Plant Structures and Functions
  • Soil Formation and Use
  • Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
  • Tillage and Conservation
  • Crop Improvement
  • Seedling and Planting Practices
  • Pest Management
  • Harvesting and Marketing
  • Sustainable Agriculture

We are offering unit 1, "World Agronomy," as a free sample to download.

Introduction to Plant and Soil Science sample

 

Introduction to Horticulture

hort coverIntroduction to Horticulture is based on the competencies set by the Division of Agricultural Education at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education. Students typically take this course after completing Introduction to Agriscience, also known as Agricultural Education I. This product features a full-color student and teacher edition. The activities and assignments are included along with PowerPoints® and tests in Word® and ExamView® formats on a Teacher Resource CD (AG 8030). Each teacher edition is packaged with a color wheel and Hummert's Helpful Hints guide.

Units include:

  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • Safety Fundamentals
  • Chemical Safety
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Growing Facilities
  • Plant Structures
  • Plant Functions
  • Plant Growth Media
  • Fertilizers and Nutrients
  • Greenhouse Watering
  • Plant Propagation
  • Deciduous and Evergreen Plants
  • Cultural Practices for Trees and Shrubs
  • Plant Pests and Treatment
  • Landscape Design
  • Indoor Plant Care
  • Floral Design

Introduction to Horticulture is in the Plant and Soil Science pathway in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster. We are offering unit 5, "Growing Facilities," as a free sample for you to download.

Growing Facilities, Student Edition (PDF file, 1.3 MB)

 

"Did You Know" Powerpoint

agpowerpoint.jpgHow many oranges does it take to make one glass of orange juice? What is the difference between beef from cows and beef from steers and heifers? What is a wolf peach? This free Powerpoint is full of fun and interesting facts about agriculture. It is set to run automatically and to loop continuously.

"Did You Know" for Agricultural Education (PowerPoint 93-97 file, 7.98 MB)

 

Introduction to Agriscience

agriscience coverIntroduction to Agriscience, also known as Ag I, is the foundational course for Agricultural Education. This product features a full-color student and teacher edition. The activities and assignments are included along with PowerPoints and tests in Word and ExamView formats on a Teacher Resource CD (AG 8001). Each student edition is packaged with an FFA Student Handbook, and each teacher edition is packaged with the Advisor’s Guide to the FFA Student Handbook.

Units include:

  • Career Opportunities in Agriculture
  • Record Keeping
  • The Food Industry
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • The Beef Cattle Industry
  • The Swine Industry
  • The Sheep Industry
  • The Dairy Cattle Industry
  • The Horse Industry
  • The Goat Industry
  • The Poultry Industry
  • Small Animal Care
  • Agricultural Mechanics Safety
  • Arc Welding and Oxy-Gas Cutting

Introduction to Agriscience covers many of the pathways in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster. We are offering unit 9, "The Horse Industry," as a free sample for you to download.

The Horse Industry, Student Edition (PDF file, 8.12 MB)
Introduction to Agriscience Table of Contents (PDF file, 165 KB)

 

Agricultural Principles and Applications

ag2cover.jpgAgricultural Principles and Applications, also known as Ag II, serves as the bridge between Introduction to Agriscience and skill specific courses. This product features a full-color student and teacher edition. The activities and assignments are included along with PowerPoints and tests in Word and ExamView formats on a Teacher Resource CD (AG 8002).

Units include:

  • Animal Nutrition and Digestion
  • Animal Health
  • Plant Structures and Functions
  • Plant Health
  • Plant and Animal Genetics
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Natural Resources
  • Presentation Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Welding, Brazing and Cutting
  • Land Measurement and Descriptions

Agriscience Principles and Applications covers many of the pathways in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster. We are offering unit 1, "Animal Nutrition and Digestion," as a free sample for you to download.

Animal Nutrition and Digestion (PDF file, 5.95 MB)
Agriscience Principles and Applications Table of Contents (PDF file, 119 KB)


Communications in Agriculture

comminagcover.jpgCommunications in Agriculture is designed to introduce students to topics related to promoting agriculture through a variety of media sources. It is a specialized course for students interested in pursuing a career in communications. This product features a full-color student and teacher edition. The activities and assignments are included along with PowerPoints and tests in Word and ExamView formats on a Teacher Resource CD (AG 8045).

Units Include:

  • Communication Theory
  • Photographic Journalism
  • Business Writing and Resumes
  • Journalistic Writing
  • Broadcasting Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Creating Presentations
  • Delivering Presentations

We are offering unit 2, "Photographic Journalism," as a free sample for you to download.

Photographic Journalism, Teacher Edition (PDF file, 2.22 MB)
Photographic Journalism, Student Edition (PDF file, 2.69 MB)

 

Agriscience Explorations

AgriscienceExplorationsCoverAgriscience Explorations serves as an agricultural literacy and foundational course for Agricultural Education I students. This product features a full-color student and teacher edition. The activities and assignments are included along with PowerPoints and tests in Word and ExamView formats on a Teacher Resource CD (AG 8017).

Units include:

  • Agricultural Education
  • The World of Agriculture
  • Food Science
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science
  • Agronomy
  • Forestry
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • The Livestock Industry
  • Dairy Science
  • Poultry Science
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Agribusiness
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Science
  • Entomology
  • Aquaculture

 

Online Competency Testing

Our Testing division offers online competency tests for several different careers in Agricultural Education.

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