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Agriculture is ‘growing’ at CHS

Agriculture at Clinton High School is on the rise.

Given the chance to understand basic skills from all variations of agriculture, more students are taking up the opportunity to enroll. Classes offered include agriscience, ag mechanics, small- and large-animal science, veterinary science, greenhouse management, and chicken farming.

Each class is a semester long with a heavy focus on students understanding that “agriculture” does not always mean working a farm.

An example of this comes from senior, Catherine Meredith: “My favorite part of greenhouse is growing plants with my friends, and getting to reap the fruits of our labor at the end of the year. I also found the class very relaxing and one of the best parts of my day.”

If students choose to take the next step, they can join the Clinton High School FFA Chapter. Future Farmers of America allows students who complete these classes to compete with their skills. Clinton’s FFA Envirothon Team placed third in the region, and the Floriculture Team 10th in the region. Agriculture at Clinton High School is continuing to grow in popularity.