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CIMC supports instructors and programs in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career cluster by providing a variety of instructional materials, ranging from career exploration to occupational preparation. Some of our related resources are featured below. Many others are available. See the Career Clusters Resource Matrix for a more comprehensive list of products available in your cluster. To learn more, or to order any of these materials, contact our customer service department at 800.654.4502 or by e-mail, or use our online catalog.

 

Introduction to Plant and Soil Science

Introduction 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 Plant and Soil Science
Table of Contents

 

Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources

Environmental Science & Natural Resources is based on the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource (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:

  • Environmental Safety and Regulations
  • Environmental Resource Management
  • Energy Conservation
  • Soil Conservation and Management
  • Wetland Management
  • Pasture and Rangeland Management
  • Forest Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Hydrologic Principles
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Air Pollution Management
  • Recreational Resources

We are offering unit 3, "Energy Conservation," as a free sample to download.

Energy Conservation, Student Edition
Environmental Science & Natural Resources Table of Contents

 

Agricultural Safety

Agricultural Safety is a handy reference guide for secondary and post-secondary students. The student manual consists of fact sheets that address OSHA's list of top causes of agricultural workplace accidents and injuries. The instructor's guide includes multiple-choice quizzes and puzzles, as well as an extensive list of resources to download. This revised edition features a color student workbook and a new unit on underground pipelines.

Topics include confined spaces, machinery and vehicles, tools and equipment, livestock and other animals, weather and exposure, electricity, fire, and first aid.

Agricultural Safety covers the following Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources pathways:

  • Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Animal Science
  • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems
  • Agribusiness Systems

We are offering the section on Confined Spaces as a free sample to download.

Confined Spaces, Student Edition

Plant Science Pathway Posters
Animal Science Pathway Posters

These sets of 18" x 24" color posters can be used in any Agriculture Education classroom. Each set includes 10 different posters.

PlantSciencePostersPlant Science Pathway Posters (AG 9148) includes the following posters:

  • Plant anatomy
  • Flower anatomy
  • Plant life cycles
  • Photosynthesis
  • Monocot and dicot plants
  • Plant propagation - buds
  • Plant propagation - grafting/layering
  • Soil science
  • Tree anatomy
  • Floral design shapes

AnimalSciencePostersAnimal Science Pathway Posters (AG 9147) includes the following posters:

  • Beef anatomy
  • Swine anatomy
  • Sheep anatomy
  • Poultry anatomy
  • Goat anatomy
  • Horse anatomy
  • Dairy cow anatomy
  • Chick development
  • Digestive tracts
  • Reproductive tracts

Agriscience Careers Activities CD and
USDA Living Science Posters

USDA Science Living Posters (AG9145) is a set of 50 full-color posters depicting 50 science-related careers in agriculture. Each career description includes information on the types of jobs available to students who pursue the career, characteristics of people who are happy in the career, and the high school and college courses students need to take to pursue the career.

The Agriscience Careers Activities CD (AG9146) uses the USDA Living Science Careers Posters to increase awareness of careers in agriculture.The 50 career shown in the posters are divided into groups and a paper-and-pencil activity is provided for each group. There are a total of 20 activities including crossword puzzles, word searches, and one-word answer worksheets. It can be used as a supplement to any agriculture curriculum.

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
Introduction to Horticulture Table of Contents

 

"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

Agriscience Explorations covers all pathways in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster. We are offering unit 2, "The World of Agriculture," as a free sample for you to download.

The World of Agriculture, Teacher Edition (PDF file, 3.21 MB)
The World of Agriculture, Student Edition (PDF file, 3.53 MB)

 

Animal Science

Animal Science coverAnimal Science 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 rich text format for ExamView® conversion on a Teacher Resource CD (AG 8006).

Units include:

  • Livestock Safety
  • Animal Genetics and Selection
  • Nutrition, Feeds and Additives
  • Reproductive Anatomy and Fertility
  • Breeding Management
  • Parturition and Newborn Care
  • Livestock Health Fundamentals
  • Livestock Diseases and Parasites
  • Vaccinations and Medications
  • Livestock Management Practices
  • Market Grades and Classes
  • Livestock Marketing

Animal Science is in the Animal Systems pathway in the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster. We are offering unit 4, "Reproductive Anatomy and Fertility," as a free sample for you to download.

Reproductive Anatomy and Fertility sample

 

Agriculture Career Development Series

cdecovers.jpgThe Agriculture Career Development series provides students with opportunities for hands-on learning as they compete in the National FFA Organization's Career Development Events. Each title in the series will align with competition guidelines for each area. Students will learn teamwork as well as the skills they will use in a career in agriculture. Titles include Animal Science, Communications/Business/Marketing, Livestock Evaluation, and Plant Science and Agronomy.

Titles in the Agriculture Career Development series cover the following Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources pathways:

  • Plant Systems
  • Animal Science
  • Agribusiness Systems

We are offering Plant Science and Agronomy Unit 3, "Environment and Natural Resources," and Animal Science Unit 1, "Beef Cattle," as free samples to download.

Environment and Natural Resources, Instructor's Guide (PDF file, 5 MB)
Environment and Natural Resources, Student Workbook (PDF file, 14 MB)
Beef Cattle, Instructor's Guide (PDF file, 3.7 MB)
Beef Cattle, Student Workbook (PDF file, 3 MB)

 

Equine Management and Production

equinecover.jpgEquine Management and Production is divided into three levels. Level I topics include fundamental topics such as identifying horses, horse behavior, and basic care and handling including grooming, foot care, and first aid. Level II topics range from anatomy and physiology, nutritional needs, diseases and parasites, to equipment, riding, conditioning, caring for young and aging horses, marketing, and judging. Level III covers planning an equine facility and breeding issues including genetics, the reproductive system, and caring for the postpartum mare and newborn foal. The teacher book also includes a CD of resources including horse breed photos, AQHA color identification information, extension fact sheets, and more.

Equine Management and Production covers the following Animal Science pathway in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources cluster.

We are offering Unit 5, "Learning the Fundamentals of Foot Care," as a free sample to download. You can also download the Profile of Training Mastery - a form to document student performance that lists the specific competencies/objectives covered in the book.

Learning the Fundamentals of Foot Care, Teacher Book (PDF file, 453 KB)
Learning the Fundamentals of Foot Care, Student Book (PDF file, 1.17 MB)
Equine Management and Production: Profile of Training Mastery (PDF file, 77 KB)

 

Greenhouse Management and Operations

greenhousecover.jpgWe've added multiple choice tests to our Greenhouse Management and Operations curriculum. The teacher book is now presented in an easy-to-use "wraparound" format. Topics include designing and constructing greenhouses, plant production, pest and disease control, marketing and public relations, and office work.

Greenhouse Management and Operations covers the Plant Systems pathway in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources cluster.

We are offering unit 4, "Propagating Plants," as a free sample to download. You can also download the Profile of Training Mastery - a form to document student performance that lists the specific competencies/objectives covered in the book.

Propagating Plants, Teacher Book (PDF file, 3.28 MB)
Greenhouse Management and Operations: Profile of Training Mastery (PDF file, 297 KB)

 

Online Competency Testing

Our Testing division offers online competency tests for several different careers in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources cluster.