Agriscience student watering a plant with a large watering can.

Agriscience & Natural Resources

Gain hands-on experience in livestock animal husbandry projects, hydroponics, aquaculture, veterinary science, and natural resources such as Great Lakes ecology in our state-of-the-art facility. Be part of cutting, planting, propagating and understanding the complexities of plant growth and care.


PDF DocumentAgriscience & Natural Resources Summary Sheet

CORE SKILLS

  • Caring for animals/livestock
  • Livestock feeding/nutrition programs
  • Propagation of plants
  •  Plant soil and nutrition management
  • Conservation/sustainability practices
  • Agriculture business & marketing skills

FUTURE CAREER OPTIONS

  • Animal health care
  • Production agriculturalist
  • Greenhouse technician
  • Fish/wildlife biologist
  • Landscape technician
  • Natural resource management
  • Livestock manager
  • Forester
  • Vineyard manager

CERTIFICATIONS and ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • English and/or math credit
  • Postsecondary direct credit (6 MSU credits)
  • PASSES EDGE Workplace Safety Certificate
  • Visual Performing Applied Arts credit
  • Industry certifications
  • OSHA basic training 
  • Pesticide applicator certification
  • Early college eligibility

SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SUCCESS

With an on-campus state-of-the-art greenhouse and immediate access to regional natural resources, agriculture and Great Lakes waterways, students thrive in an environment that encourages active learning.

LEADERSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Club participation, competition and leadership experience can occur from Future Farmers of America (FFA), National Technical Honor Society, and student council.