TCMS Connections Classes

Mr. Flanagan - Agriculture

Agriculture Exploratory and Technology

Course Syllabus

Instructor: Todd Flanagan

Contact: Office 706-896-4131 ext. 1216

Room #216


1.  To explore the different areas of agriculture on the local, state, and national level. 

2.  To identify and explore science and technology used in the agricultural industry. 

3.  To develop leadership, communication, citizenship, and competitive skills through the inter-curricular student organization, FFA.

4.  To demonstrate safety practices related to agriculture exploratory and technology.

5.  To explore employment and career opportunities in agriculture.

6.  Develop skills in selected practices that relate to agriculture.

Classroom activities are supported by SAEP’s and activities in the FFA.

Required materials:

Black or Blue pen or pencil

Notebook (preferably a three ring binder with paper)


1.  Come to class prepared to work

2.  Respect the instructor, fellow students, and the classroom

3.  Follow all safety rules presented by the instructor

4.  Abide by the school’s handbook

5.  Actively participate in FFA

6.  Above all, have a positive attitude

Daily grades 20%
Class Participation 20%
SAE 20%
Tests 20%

Final Exam 10%
FFA Participation 10%

Make-up Policy:

Students with an excused absence must talk with the instructor their first day back.  If the absence is known in advance, talk with the instructor prior to the day(s) missed.  It is the student’s

responsibility to contact the instructor for make-up work.  Unexcused absences result in a zero

for the material that day.

All students are expected to participate in the FFA. Dues are $10. We will discuss where this money goes and how it is used in class. Any student who may have trouble with acquiring the dues should see me as soon as possible. We will work something out. There will be many opportunities to participate in activities throughout the year. Extra credit will be awarded to any student who participates in a CDE. 

Course Map
FFA, which is an inter-curricular part of agriculture education, will be taught in every class. Students will also complete 14 computer modules.  Each module deals with a different aspect of agriculture. Aquaculture, forestry, veterinary science, and structural engineering are examples.  Each module takes about three weeks to complete. It is designed in such a way that students should not be required to take the same module twice in their middle school career. Time will also be taken to discuss topics of  local and regional importance in more detail.