September 6th, 2019 – Wayne High School students have new class options this school year thanks to satellite program partnerships with MVCTC.
The new Wayne Agricultural Program is horticulture focused with course offerings for grades 9-12. Courses offered are Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, where students learn about careers in Agricultural and Environmental Systems. They will examine principles of food science, natural resource management, animal science and management, plant and horticultural science, power technology and bioscience. Students will explore the FFA organization and Supervised Agricultural Experience programs.
A second-course offering is Agricultural and Environmental Systems Capstone/ Work Experience. Students will apply Agriculture and Environmental Systems knowledge and project/problem-based learning opportunities that occur both in and away from school.
The goal of the partnership with Wayne is to offer additional agriculture courses in the future. The agriculture industry is one of the strongest employers in the State of Ohio, exposing students to careers in science and agriculture opens up new opportunities for their future.
Theresa Lingenfelter, MVCTC Satellite Supervisor, states, “MVCTC is excited to offer this unique and hands-on learning experience to help students understand how agriculture is used in our lives each day and to promote problem-solving and leadership skills. MVCTC is proud of our continued partnership with the Huber Heights School District and looking forward to the future growth of the program.”
Jeff Berk, Principal at Wayne High School, states, “We are excited to continue our partnership with the MVCTC with the addition of our new Agriculture Science program. With this partnership we will be able to continue to provide Wayne High School students access to different career choices around the state of Ohio.”
The Wayne satellite program instructor is Sara Dungan. Sara attended MVCTC in the Agriculture Resource Management program completing the program in 2013. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Agricultural Education.
Dedicated to providing premier educational choices and advanced employment preparation for youth, adults, and organizations, MVCTC has proudly served the Miami Valley since 1971.
For more information about MVCTC, please visit www.mvctc.com.
Photo – Wayne High School seniors, Emily Ballew, Eryn Boettcher, Zach Eagan, and Austin Buck enrolled in the new Wayne-MVCTC Agricultural Education course at Wayne High School.