Plant and Soil Science

Plant and Soil Science is an upper level course that provides students with knowledge and information about the growth, development, and reproduction of plants used for food, fiber, and beautification.  Topics may include plant anatomy and physiology, plant growth processes such as photosynthesis, propagation (reproduction) methods, taxonomy and classification, and plant identification.  The course will also highlight developing communication skills, leadership skills, and incorporate a survey of the careers within the agricultural industry.  This course serves as the introductory course into the Plant Science Pathway.

Classroom instruction will be reinforced by performance based hands-on labs/activities whenever possible. Membership into the National FFA Organization is designed into this course and participation is strongly encouraged as FFA is an intra-curricular part of instruction and many class assignments and projects will coincide with FFA activities.  All students enrolled in the course will be introduced to the Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE).