Phone: 864-222-4120 Ex: 83114
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Agricultural Education Horticulture Minor Clemson University, 2022
Mr. Steven DuBose
As a native of South Carolina growing up on a century farm, I was exposed to different types of agriculture. From raising calves and lambs from bottles to helping grow gardens. Throughout my youth, a diverse selection of animals was held at my family farm, such as horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens. As a student in high school, I was actively involved in my FFA chapter where I served in various officer positions.
My agriculture classes and FFA memories are what led me to become an agriculture teacher, which helped me obtain leadership skills. As a teacher I enjoy seeing students exposed to various agriculture aspects.
During my free time I enjoy gardening and woodworking.
My favorite seasons of the year are spring and fall. Where the temperatures change and the beautiful colors of plants spring to life and wither away.
My favorite colors are green and blue.
Agriculture & Biosystems Science Program Video
Agricultural and Biosystems Science
Agricultural and Biosystems Science is the first course for the Animal Science major and the Horticulture major. This course is designed to teach essential concepts and understanding related to plant and animal life, including biotechnology, the conservation of natural resources, and the impact of agriculture and natural resource utilization on the environment. Emphasis is placed on the role of agriculture in our society and the importance of agriculture to the welfare of the world. Basic personal and community leadership and safety, and agricultural mechanical technology are included as a part of the instructional program. Each student is expected to design and participate in a supervised agricultural experience. Typical learning activities include hands-on experiences, including performing basic principles of plant, soil, and animal science; studying and modeling the significance of humankind’s interrelationship with soil, water, and air; and participating in Future Farmers of America (FFA) activities. Students must be prepared to work outside in various weather and climate conditions. There is a fee for this course.
Animal Science is designed to provide technical knowledge and skills for entry-level positions in an animal production enterprise by developing competencies concerning the selection, breeding, physiology, nutrition, health, housing, feeding, and marketing of farm and companion animals. Typical instructional activities include hands-on experiences with the principles and practices essential in the production and management of animals and animal products for economics, recreational, and therapeutic uses; participating in personal and community leadership development activities; and participating in FFA activities. Additionally, this course will provide technical knowledge and skills for occupations in the pet industry or the companion animal industry. Skills also relate to the veterinarian or the veterinarian technician career field. There is a fee for this course.
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