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Agriscience: Agri-Tech

Agriculture is the nation’s largest employer with more than 23 million jobs involved in some facet of American Agriculture. As a student in the Agriscience and Natural Resources programs at the LISD Center for a Sustainable Future (CSF), you will learn in a state-of-the-art center. The new facility, which features environmental learning labs, has been recognized as a “Green Ribbon School” by the US Department of Education.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Agri-Tech program offers hands-on curriculum with a science-based foundation. The program is designed for students to develop skills and explore opportunities within the agriculture industry. Students will acquire basic skills and knowledge working inside the CSF classroom and outside in the barn and fields on the CSF campus. The class studies modern soil, crop, plant, animal and veterinary sciences. Students learn to raise livestock and operate farm machinery. They will also acquire a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of sustainable agriculture practices.

Participation in FFA leadership training is an essential part of the program. Students who take this program have the option to dual-enroll in Michigan State University classes.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Successful students in this program are self-motivated, enjoy working outdoors with plants and animals and may have an interest in science and environmental issues. Good reading and math skills and the ability to learn scientific research skills is helpful.

RELATED CAREERS

*NOTE: Additional education may be required.

Ag Mechanics
Agriculture/Natural Resources
Scientist
Veterinary Medicine
Environmental Engineer
Animal Science
Organic Farmer
Forestry Technician
Park Ranger/DNR
Farming
Entrepreneur/Business Owner
Crop/Soil Science
Food Compliance Official
Agribusiness Management

INSTRUCTOR

Matt Hensley, a former Agri-Tech student and Michigan State University graduate, currently co-owns/operates a sheep and goat farm with his wife in Lenawee County. He has been involved in many areas of agriculture throughout his life and was also a member of FFA. Matt began his career at the LISD TECH Center as the teaching assistant in Agri-Tech.

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HIgh School Credit*

0.5 4th Math
1.0 AgriScience or 3rd Science
1.0 World Languages (in lieu of)

*The LISD TECH Center recommends the academic credit listed. Only your local high school can award academic credit. See your counselor for more information.

COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES*

Baker College
Davenport University
Michigan State University

*College credit can only be awarded by the college or university. Certain requirements must be met outside of completing the class.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION

FFA