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Office of Career and Technical Education
P.O. Box 30712
Lansing, MI 48909
Telephone: 517.373.3373
Fax: 517.373.8776

Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education
Ferris State University
Bishop Hall, 1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Telephone: 888.591.2789
Fax: 231.591.2043

Curriculum Standards Project

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Natural Resources and Agriscience Pathway

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Cluster
01.0000 Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences Last Revision: Feb 04, 2008
A program that focuses on the general principles and practice of agricultural research and production and that may prepare individuals to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical agricultural problems. Includes instruction in basic animal, plant, and soil science; animal husbandry and plant cultivation; soil conservation; natural resources and agricultural operations such as farming, ranching, and agricultural business.
01.0101 Agricultural Business and Management Last Revision: Feb 13, 2008
This is a program that focuses on modern business and economic principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of agricultural enterprises. Agricultural Business is the coordination of all activities that contribute to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. This program will also focus on an understanding of agribusiness management, students setting up an agribusiness of their own and the risks that are involved. This knowledge will also extend to employee relationships, marketing, sales, trade, and advertising. The program will conclude with discussions of policy, law, taxes and international agriculture.
01.0601 Applied Horticulture and Horticulture Operations Last Revision: Feb 13, 2008
A program that focuses on the general production and processing of domesticated plants, shrubs, flowers, foliage, trees, ground covers, and related plant materials; the management of technical and business operations connected with horticultural services; and the basic scientific principles needed to understand plants and their management and care.
03.0000 Natural Resources and Conservation Last Revision: Feb 04, 2008
A program that focuses on the studies and activities relating to the natural environment and its conservation, use, and improvement. Includes instruction in subjects such as climate, air, soil, water, land, fish and wildlife, and plant resources; basic principles of environmental science and natural resources management; and the recreational and economic uses of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.
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