Agriculture & Livestock Production

Program Information Sheet

Description

  • Prepare for livestock care and management on the MVCTC Land Lab
  • Learn to manage a 50-acre grain farm and operate new technology in agriculture, precision guidance systems and operations, precision agriculture equipment, and software

Work-Based Learning Opportunity - Advanced Placement

Program Instructor - Mr. Bill Hershberger

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Curriculum Plan Career Tech courses you will be taking along with college credits and certifications available.

Suggested Skills For Success

Certifications Opportunity to earn the following certifications in this program.

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    Description
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    Description
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    Average Annual Salary
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