Agriscience and Natural Resources

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.  Select topics in animal science will also be included.

The Agriscience and Natural Resources Field:

The field of agriculture and natural resources is broad and currently employs approximately one million workers in the state of Michigan alone.  Careers include Forest Management, Soil Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Animal Agriculture, and many more.  Graduates of the program are currently employed in the golf course industry, livestock nutrition, DNR park division, and the USDA Forest Service.  Students will also learn principles of safe operation of equipment and participate in the National FFA Organization.  Program completers may also be eligible for six college credits at Michigan State University.

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)

Mrs. Kristen Sikkema, Paraprofessional   (231-876-2350)

Ms. Rebecca West, Paraprofessional   (231-876-2242)