Agriscience for Plants and Animals

About Agriscience for Plants and Animals

Grow your green thumb in our greenhouse, arboretum and several residential sites. Learn how to identify and propagate plants, operate agriscience equipment, manage pests and operate a nursery and greenhouse. Work outdoors and create beautiful landscapes. 

Expand your knowledge about animal health, care, and handling! Learn how to grow and care for broilers, laying chickens, rabbits, dogs, and more!  See how they fit into the environment and how to care for their needs. Visit John Ball Zoo to learn more about the zoo from behind the scenes.

New technologies in this industry bring improved agricultural products to consumers, while minimizing impact on the environment. Students who are excited about the preservation of natural resources, urban gardening, local food sourcing, plant life, landscaping, greenhouse operations and pest management may be a perfect match.

Program Features

  • Grow and take care of plants in our multi acre landlab and greenhouse
  • Put your skills into practice through our annual plant sale and coordinated plant and animal production with the Hospitality & Culinary program

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Program Highlights

Connect with Industry Professionals Connect with professionals in our partner organizations like John Ball Zoo, Frederick Meijer Gardens and more
Prepare for Professional Certifications Great preparation for the Michigan Certified Green Industry Professional, Beekeeping Certification, and Pesticide Applicator licenses
Earn College Credit Articulated credit with local colleges is available to eligible students who complete this program. Talk with your school counselor and instructor for more details.