Members of the Plymouth High School FFA chapter show State Superintendent Tony Evers around the Food Science & Agriculture Center during his 2016 visit.
Posted February 20, 2017
The 13 agriscience technology courses at Plymouth High School provide extensive hands-on applications of lessons learned in core classes to students interested in farming, animal care, natural resources and landscaping.
Many of the classes take place in the new Food Science & Agriculture Center, which features a 2,700-square-foot greenhouse, an attached classroom with six state-of-the-art lab stations, innovative hydroponics and aquaponics growing systems, and refractometers, which measure sugar levels in vegetables to determine peak harvest time. The center is a modern research facility, where students are involved with the installation, maintenance and testing of various systems.
Plymouth FFA is hosting a Culver’s Thank a Farmer fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 25. Culvers will give the chapter 10 percent of its sales that day.
Career & Technical Education focuses on the exploration of the self in relation to the world of work. Hallmarks of CTE are college and career readiness, academic and technical skills, work-based learning, and leadership skills. The biggest CTE disciplines are business education, technology education, culinary arts, and agriculture. We will explore each of these in February, which is CTE Month.
All agriscience classes provide invaluable preparation for careers in food production . In addition to the classes above, students also can position themselves for such careers by pursing the following opportunities at PHS:
Awards and accolades
The PHS agriscience program has garnered a number of awards in recent years:
• Explore the Agriscience Curriculum offered at Plymouth High School.
• Visit the PHS FFA website at www.phsagzone.org.