Agriculture ( Ashland High School)

Program Information

If you have a passion for agriculture, the satellite Agriculture program at Ashland High School may be for you.     Production agriculture is the focus for students interested in using scientific methods to positively impact society and the environment.  Utilizing the on-site greenhouses, students will study agronomy (plant genetics) and plant breeding along with the way in which pesticides and fertilizers affect the ecosystem.  Study will also encompass learning how to identify environmental issues and government regulations for crop production and farming.   Students will explore agriculture-related fields such as horticulture,  resource management and life sciences.   

Teacher: Tod Fox

 Skills You'll Learn In This Program

  • Soil Science
  • Plant Growth
  • Effects of Natural & Chemical Pest Control
  • Floral Design
  • Landscaping
  • Nursery Management
  • Food Science
  • Types and Results of Fertilizers
  • Agricultural Leadership


 Career Opportunities

This is the program for you if you want to be a/an:

  • Farm Consultant
  • Agricultural Grader
  • Floral Designer
  • Farm Manager
  • Landscaper
  • Crop Production Specialist
  • Nursery Owner

With further training you can become a/an:

  • Government Inspector
  • Agricultural Sales & Marketing Specialist
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Farm Service Agent
  • Landscape Architect






Ready to get ahead? 

Taking control of your future is easier than you think. By finishing your high school education at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, you put yourself ahead of your peers with field experience a normal classroom could never replicate. Apply for this program and pursue your passion today!


Ag Program Teams Up with Ashland University

When the suppliers of Ashland University’s (AU) summer plantings went out of business, the University began a search for a new supplier and found one just up King Road.  Through arrangements of mutual contacts, the satellite program was asked to take on the task of providing thousands of flowers for the University campus.  Not only did they grow the plants but one of the program's Floral Design students made up the huge pots that will hang all over the campus.  The students participated in a great example of community cooperation.  Congrats on a job well done 

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