This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural ResourcesPathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production andresearch; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities. This course is the prerequisite for all AFNR pathways and is intended for students in grades 8-10. FFA membership is part of this class.