Horticulture

 

 

Course Descriptions

Food and Natural Resources 
Prerequisites: None 
Grade: 9‐10 recommended
Credit: 1.25 Elective 
This first course in the career field is an introduction to Agricultural and Environmental Systems. Students will be introduced to the scope of the Agricultural and Environmental Systems career field. They will examine principles of food science, natural resource management, animal science & management, plant & horticultural science, power technology, woodworking, welding and bioscience. Students will examine the FFA organization and Supervised Agricultural Experience programs. Throughout the course, students will develop communication, leadership and business skills essential to the agriculture industry. 

 

Floral Design and Marketing
Prerequisites: None‐ AFNR recommended
Grade: 10‐12
Credit: 1.25 
Students will use principles and elements of design to create various types and styles of floral arrangements with natural and artificial plants and plant products. Topics will include identification of ornamental plants and cut flowers, use of design materials, and storage and handling applications. Students will develop successful business, communication, marketing, and sale strategies for use in the floral industry.

 

Greenhouse and Nursery Management
Prerequisites: None
Grade: 10‐12
Credit: 1.25 Advanced Science
Students will learn the operational practices needed for the successful growth of nursery stock and/or greenhouse plants. They will learn essential greenhouse practices including water and fertilizer distribution, lighting, ventilation and temperature control. Students will learn pest and disease identification and control along with bio‐security practices. Students will demonstrate knowledge of propagation methods, plant health, nutrition, and growth stimulation. Throughout this course, business and employability skills will be emphasized. Students will also assist with maintaining bedding plants around MHS. This course may be taken toward fulfillment of the 3rd credit of Science required for graduation. Student will also be eligible to apply for College Credit for this class at any State Institution that offers an Ag Business/Greenhouse or Plant Science program.

 

Sports Turf Science and Management
Prerequisites: None
Grade: 10‐12
Credit: 1.25 Advanced Science
Students will apply principles of science, engineering, and business to support the establishment and maintenance of residential, athletic and recreational turf. Students will learn techniques for the establishment, care, production, and marketing of turf grass along with safe operation and maintenance of specialized equipment. Throughout the course, environmental awareness and conservation practices will be emphasized along with communication, business, and management strategies appropriate for the industry.  Students will be learning how to maintain turf on select practice fields at MHS.  This class will work outside frequently on sunny days and on some days with light rain or mildly cold conditions.

 

Landscape Systems Management
Prerequisites: None
Grade: 10‐12
Credit: 1.25 Advanced Science
Students will learn methods for establishing and managing landscapes to promote growth and balance. The classification and care of woody and herbaceous landscape plants will be learned. Students will learn to optimize growing conditions, balance nutrients, and manage pests and disease. They will apply proper planting, fertilizing, and pruning techniques while safely operating well maintained specialized equipment. Throughout the course, students will assess implications of landscape installation on the environment, and employ communication, business, and management strategies.

 

Agri-Business Management I
Prerequisite: None 
Grade: 11‐12 
Credit: 1.25 for class + up to 2.00 for work. *CTAG (College Credit)

Students will examine elements of business, identify organizational structures and apply management skills while developing business plans, financial reports and strategic goals for new ventures or existing businesses. Learners will use marketing concepts to evaluate the marketing environment and develop a marketing plan with marketing channels, product approaches, promotion and pricing strategies. Throughout the course, students will apply concepts of ethics and professionalism while implications of business regulations will be identified. Student will also be eligible to apply for College Credit for this class at any State Institution that offers an Agricultural Business program.

 

Plant Capstone
Prerequisite: None 
Grade: Instructor Approval 
Credit: 1.00 
This class is for upper level Ag students who have taken at least 2 Agricultural classes as a way for students to expand their learning. This class is more self‐directed in nature to allow for specialization for each student. To enroll in this class students must get instructor approval. Students will submit an application to AG Instructor to enroll.

 

Sports & Turf Capstone
Prerequisite: None 
Grade: Instructor Approval 
Credit: 1.00 
This class is for upper level Ag students who have taken at least 2 Agricultural classes as a way for students to expand their learning. This class is more self‐directed in nature to allow for specialization for each student. To enroll in this class students must get instructor approval. Students will submit an application to AG Instructor to enroll.

 

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Marysville Ag Science
800 Amrine Mill Rd
Marysville, Ohio 43040

Phone: (937)578-6307