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Retail Agricultural Services

“The MVCTC Agricultural Retail Services program will give you the skills necessary to be successful no matter what the field of employment, but more importantly the connections to people in those industries.” - Mrs. Wiley

Program Activities

  • Learn basic principles and practices necessary for employment in the natural resources and/or landscaping fields
  • This program is designed for students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Learn about small engine operation and various ways to handle maintenance on equipment
The Agricultural Retail Services program surveys a multitude of agriculture career areas including production, maintenance, service, processing, customer relations, and sales. Students also learn valuable life skills that are necessary in the workplace.

Students in the Agricultural Retail Services program are members of the National FFA Organization, a student organization that promotes premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Students learn about careers and skills needed for the natural resources and landscape industry by designing and maintaining landscape and the environment on the school campus. The program operates a greenhouse, through producing, raising, marketing and selling greenhouse crops. Students also learn to safely operate and maintain various pieces of equipment ranging from mowers and tractors to chainsaws and Gators. With the operation of equipment comes the need to service equipment; thus, students learn about small engine operation and various ways to handle maintenance on equipment. Students also learn how to design and implement plans for small wood construction projects. Students are also taught various workplace skills such as public speaking, job interviewing, organizing, and record keeping through use of AGT online system.

Students in the Agricultural Retail Services program go on to pursue careers that provide a service in the agriculture industry. Many decide to work for local municipal governments, parks, or landscape businesses.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

This shows the % of job growth expected in these careers through the year 2020. To learn more about these careers, click on the names below.

Based on the most recent Ohio State Report Card Data for this MVCTC Career Technical Program

  • 56% of students were working, in college, or the military one-year after completing this program

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