The development of the Agriculture Management, Economics, and Sales curriculum was made possible by a grant from FCS Financial and employee contributions made on behalf of the company. FCS Financial made the decision to fund this project based upon the results of a survey given to agriculture teachers across the state of Missouri. The need for a new curriculum focusing on agriculture management and economics was evident. A core group of specialists in the field of agriculture management and economics was created to oversee and participate in the development and implementation of this three-year project. Appreciation is expressed to those individuals for contributing valuable time and resources in developing this curriculum:
Agriculture Management, Economics, and Sales Steering Committee Members:
Agriculture Management, Economics, and Sales Curriculum Committee Members:
In addition, a special thank you to the following individuals and businesses for lending their personal expertise and guidance throughout the curriculum writing portion of the project:
The following field testing sites were also utilized in reviewing the curriculum content and activities, along with providing feedback for needed revisions.
Field Testing Sites
The following field testing sites were utilized in reviewing the animal and plant science curriculum content and activities, along with providing feedback for needed revisions.
The following field testing sites were utilized in reviewing the food science and natural resources curriculum content and activities, along with providing feedback for needed revisions. These individuals served as 2019-2020 Ambassadors:
The following field testing sites were utilized in reviewing the agriculture systems and technology and agribusinesscurriculum content and activities, along with providing feedback for needed revisions.
Ambassadors & Other Acknowledgements
Special thanks to the 2018-2019 Ambassadors for the animal and plant science curriculum:
Special thanks to the 2021-2022 Ambassadors for the agriculture systems and technology and agribusiness curriculum:
And finally, thank you to the agriculture education students at Northwest Missouri State University for capturing images for the lab sheets over the course of the development.
Agriculture Management & Economics – Semester Course
Agriculture Management & Economics – Year-long Course
Agriculture Sales – Semester Course
Agriculture Sales – Year-long Course
Personal Finance Focus – Semester Course
Adult Education Focus
Several of the lessons utilize online videos and articles to enhance learning. Below is a consolidated list of links for the videos and web articles included in the lessons along with a document containing frequently used websites.
Video Download Links
Web Article Links
Frequently Used Websites
Got a great idea for a lesson activity to enhance the curriculum or a lesson update? We want to hear about it. Each year we will update the lessons in the curriculum with lesson enhancements and updates submitted by you and your peers. The MVATA Curriculum and Resources Committee will review all submissions on an annual basis. Approved lesson enhancements and updates will be added to the curriculum. To submit a lesson enhancement, complete the form below and submit to Marie Davis by July 1.
Lesson Enhancement Form and Instructions
Lesson Update Form and Instructions
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The development of these lessons was made possible by the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives and special contributions by AMEC (Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives), CoBank, FCS Financial and MFA Foundation.
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