Students in this program will be introduced to the exciting, dynamic and ever-changing industry of agriculture, food and natural resources to develop skills and explore opportunities that can lead to careers from technician to advanced degrees. Topics in the class include animal health, plant science, soil and water conservation, urban and rural agriculture, business operations, sustainable practices, and agricultural technology. Students will learn through project-based learning, classroom activities, and lab work. Students will also visit local farms, businesses and related industries on field trips and job shadowing experiences. Leadership and teamwork skills may also be developed through membership in the National FFA organization. Local FFA activities, along with the state convention held at MSU, provide students with opportunities to learn from and participate in agriculture related presentations and competitions. This course offers college credit opportunities through Baker College and Michigan State University. Junior students may choose to return for their senior year for advanced studies.