Agriscience: Animals & Plants
Explore the intricacies of animal and plant biology with an emphasis on Michigan's unique and diverse ecology. In this year-long course, students will have the opportunity for leadership, competition and community service through membership in the national Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization. Several scholarships and recognition opportunities are available.
During one semester, students will learn about plants - how to grow them, how they work and how they feed the world. Study plant classification, cell structure, plant parts, functions and processes, as well as plant nutrition and soil variations. Explore the horticulture and landscaping industries and its importance to our economy. Students will work outdoors and in a state-of-the-art greenhouse to grow plants, maintain a landscape, garden and much more.
Throughout the other semester, students will learn about all types of animals, including basic biology, behavior, as well as care and handling of a wide range of species. Study domestic livestock production, animal health and nutrition, genetics, reproduction, animal anatomy and physiology. Students will work with a farmyard petting zoo and raise market chickens and rabbits.
"This class has helped me decide what I want to do as a career working with animals.” — Former CTE Student