AGRISCIENCE

PLANT AND TURF SCIENCE/BOTANY

A full year class on the introduction to landscape design, construction, supplies, equipment, management, and safety are covered. Students care for plants in the hydroponic lab; work outdoors in the areas of school landscape, crop, sports fields, forest, and wetlands. This course will provide students with a foundation in botanical studies in agricultural crops, horticultural plants, and forestry.

Topics include classification, selection, anatomy, physiology, genetics, breeding, nutrition, health, judging of plants and plant products, fundamentals of soil science, hydroponics, plant pests, meeting human needs with plants, and their importance to the Michigan economy. 

Natural resources alternative energy systems in bio-fuels, methane/natural gas, solar, wind, wave, and fuel cell technology will be introduced.

Membership and participation in activities of the National FFA Student Organization, leadership, communication, teamwork skills, and other personal development skills are part of all natural resources and agriscience classes.

Students apply hands-on skills outside of the classroom to work based and research type supervised career experience projects as part of their evaluation and grade.

Students have the opportunity to compete, travel, and win cash awards, recognition, and scholarships in FFA.

Prerequisite: Grades 11-12

This course can be retaken as an Advanced Ag Project/Independent Research class during the same time slot.

 

Animal Systems & Pre-Veterinary Science

This advanced year-long course is for students considering an animal industry career as a veterinarian, vet technician, horse trainer, animal groomer, pet store manager, game warden, rancher, farm manager, or other careers working with and caring for farm or companion animals in the future. This course will provide students with a foundation in pre-veterinary zoology studies in the animal species of livestock (food animals) and companion animals (horses, dogs, cats).

Topics include classification, selection, anatomy, physiology, genetics, breeding, behavior, nutrition, health, judging and showing of animals and animal products, grooming, aquaculture, habitat management, wildlife conservation, and the importance of hunting, trapping, and fishing to the Michigan economy.

Students grow broiler chickens and fish in the lab, do outdoor studies of the habitat of animal species in the forest, field, and wetland areas of the school campus

This course can be retaken as an Advanced Ag Projects/Independent Research class during the same time slot.

Membership and participation in activities of the National FFA Student Organization, leadership, communication, teamwork skills, and other personal development skills, are part of all natural resources & agriscience classes.

Students apply hands-on skills outside of the classroom to work based and research type supervised career experience projects as part of their evaluation and grade

Students have the opportunity to compete, travel, and win cash awards, recognition and scholarships in FFA.

To learn more about the Michigan FFA student organization, visit Michigan FFA.

 

CONTACT US:

If you have questions please e-mail: David Mellor or visit Mr. Mellor's Website