Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Plant and Landscape Systems
Basic Agriculture Science
This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) and leadership programs and activities (FFA).
This course is the prerequisite for all AFNR pathways and is intended for students in grades 8-10.
General Horticulture and Plant Science
This course is designed as an introduction for the Horticulture-Plant Science Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) and leadership programs and activities (FFA).
Nursery and Landscape
This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized by the green industry in nursery production and management and landscape design and management. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) and leadership programs and activities (FFA).
Agribusiness Management and Leadership
The Agribusiness Management and Leadership course provides a foundation for students interested in pursuing a degree in agribusiness through post-secondary study or to enter the Agribusiness industry upon graduation from high school. The student will demonstrate competence in the application of principles and practices of agribusiness management and leadership. The course will help students build a strong knowledge base of the agribusiness industry as they study agribusiness types, business management, financial analysis, communications, agricultural law, leadership and teamwork, ethics, and agricultural economics. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities in the FFA and supervised agricultural experience program will help prepare students for post-secondary study or entry into agribusiness.
Floral Design and Management
This laboratory course is designed to prepare students to apply systematic business procedures and design principles in the operation of a retail or wholesale floral business. Students will learn about the cut flower industry, the history of floral design, identification of flowers and foliage, design shapes, mechanics of design, everlasting flowers, and use knowledge and skills to create custom design work for special occasions.