Welcome to the Agriscience and Natural Resources program at the WMCTC:

Included in the instruction of this program will be tree and plant identification, the operation of heavy equipment, forest management, aquaculture, floriculture, greenhouse operation, landscape management, and fisheries and wildlife management.

The Agriscience and Natural Resources Field:

Agricultural science is a broad multidisciplinary field that encompasses the parts of natural, economic, and social sciences that are used in the practice and understanding of agriculture and natural resources. Forestry workers study the management of forest lands, from planting to harvesting. Greenhouse workers plant, cultivate, harvest and care for plants. In the floral industry, designers work with various materials to make wreaths, centerpieces, corsages, and bouquets. Jobs are available in retail and home businesses. Public relations and retailing skills are necessary in many agriscience fields. The national FFA organization is an intra-curricular part of this program building on personal growth, student leadership, and career success.

Student Organizations/Community Enrichment:

This program is affiliated with the National FFA Organization. The FFA Organization provides a well-rounded, practical approach to learning through classroom education, hands-on in agricultural topics such as plant and animal sciences, horticulture, forestry, and many more. Students involved in the FFA Organization will further their skills in public speaking, how to conduct and participate in meetings, manage finances, strengthen problem-solving abilities and assume civic responsibility. Students will also have opportunities for community service projects and may also compete in areas of expertise at the regional, state and national levels.

Mr. Mark Johnson, Instructor   (231-876-2239)  mark.johnson@wmisd.org

Mrs. Kristen Sikkema, Paraprofessional   (231-876-4845)  ksikkema@wmisd.org

Ms. Rebecca West, Paraprofessional   (231-876-4845)  rwest@wmisd.org