This is an introductory course in agriculture. Students will study local, state, and national agriculture. FFA will be introduced and explored through classroom research, discussion, and participation in various leadership activities in and out of the classroom. An introduction to record keeping will be presented through the use of the FFA Record Book. Parliamentary Procedure and public speaking skills will be taught. Students will learn basic principles of plant and animal sciences. FFA projects will b encouraged at this level. Careers and employment in agriculture will be an ongoing topic throughout the course. This course is recommended for those students interested in ongoing agriculture projects such as livestock projects for the Orange County Fair or plant related projects.