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AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (ASM)
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Agriculture and Natural Resources
 
ASM 1021 - Introduction to Agricultural Systems Management
(2.0 cr; fall, every year)
Overview of agricultural mechanization systems (engines, machinery, structures, processes).



ASM 1034 - Facility Maintenance and Safety
(4.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Safe operation, working environment for power equipment, structures, utilities, metal fabrication.



ASM 1044 - Computer-Aided Drafting
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Sketching/dimensioning architectural/landscape projects. Use of CAD program to develop plan views, floor plans, elevations, pictorials, mechanical drawings.



ASM 1333 - Agricultural Building Construction
(3.0 cr)
Selection/application of wood, concrete, steel building materials. Construction techniques using portable, stationary, hand construction tools. Criteria for quality building construction.



ASM 1803 - Directed Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Current topics not covered in regularly offered courses.



ASM 2043 - Welding and Manufacturing Processes
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Arc/gas welding of ferrous/nonferrous metals. TIG/MIG welding. Designs for welding, economics, cost estimating. Project design/construction. Basic metal machining.



ASM 2053 - Electricity, Controls, and Sensors in Agriculture
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
Theory and practical application of electricity and electrical controls in agriculture. Selection/maintenance of electrical motors, heating/light/control devices, and sensors.



ASM 2200 - Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
Survey of energy needs as a nation. Changes in world energy demands. Sources of renewable energy. Employment opportunities in bio-fuels, solar, wind, and geo-thermal. Site tours, guest lectures.



ASM 2250 - Agricultural Machinery Management
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Mechanical principles. Application of field machinery/power units to varying crop, soil, climatic conditions. Farm management decisions. Introduction to precision agriculture.



ASM 3002 - Agricultural Mobile Power Systems
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
Selecting, testing, maintaining power units for drawbar, PTO, hydraulic applications. Spark/compression ignition systems, drive trains, DC electrical systems, air conditioning systems.



ASM 3005 - Facilities Planning and Selection
(3.0 cr; =[BM 3005]; Prereq-1034, Math 1031; spring, every year)
Planning facility design. Selecting materials/equipment used in manufacturing and production operations.



ASM 3009 - Surveying
(4.0 cr; fall, every year)
Principles, statistical methods, theory, applications. Measurement of distance, angles, directions using theodolites, electronic distance measurement, transits, total stations. Exercises in leveling, profiling, topographic mapping, traversing, land/construction surveying. Introduction to photogrammetry, GPS, GIS.



ASM 3201 - Bio-Fuels Technology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2200; spring, every year)
Historical development of bio-fuels industry. Chemical/mechanical processes of production in ethanol, bio-diesel, and methane fuels. Economics, current legislation. Site tours, guest lectures.



ASM 3202 - Solar, Wind, and Geo-Thermal Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2200; fall, every year)
Historical development of solar, wind, and geo-thermal industries. Mechanical processes of design/utilization of these renewable energy sources. Economics, current legislation. Site tours, guest lectures.



ASM 3360 - Applications in Precision Agriculture
(3.0 cr; Prereq-ITM 1010, Soil 1293; fall, every year)
Introduction to applications of precision agriculture. Hands-on practice of mapping fields. Grid sampling techniques. Variable rate applications. Yield mapping/interpretation. Map information.



ASM 3511 - Yield Monitoring and Data Interpretation
(1.0 cr; Prereq-ASM 3360; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Calibration of commercially available yield monitoring equipment. Operation fundamentals of various yield sensors. Interfacing sensors, data loggers, global position devices. Saving, storing, retrieving, pooling yield data. Working with data from multiple vendor models/formats. Use of commercially available software to make yield map interpretation.



ASM 3512 - Remote Sensing Applications in Precision Agriculture
(1.0 cr; Prereq-ASM 3360; spring, every year)
Fundamentals of remote sensing and satellite imaging in monitoring/managing cropping system variability. Applications of commercial mapping and GIS software in processing/interpreting production scale economic variables.



ASM 3513 - Precision Farming Data
(1.0 cr; Prereq-3360; spring, every year)
Cropping systems data in precision agriculture. On-farm input/output record keeping, profit analysis using commercial software. On-farm trials/testing of agronomic variables using precision agriculture technologies.



ASM 3804 - Individual Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr or instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topic related to student's major, not covered in regularly offered courses.



 
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