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Plant Systems



Grade Level


Grade Level

Tech Agriscience I

9, 10



Horticulture I

10, 11, 12

Agribusiness Internship


Horticulture II

11, 12



What competition opportunities are available?

FFA is an active student organization at NHS. Students compete in many types of competitions including livestock judging, poultry, agronomy, entomology and others. You can run for office, work in community development activities, and earn scholarships.


Are there other benefits to me in the Ag Science and Plant Systems pathway?

YES! Start earning college credit now! Agribusiness is eligible for dual credit enrollment with Hutchinson Community College with NO TUITION. Students in Horticulture help set and design plant displays at the Kansas State Fair.


Below is a list of a few possible career choices in Plant Systems.

Career Specialty

U.S. Salary Median


Landscaper/ Florist


High school diploma

Agriculture Technician


Associates degree



4-year degree

Biochemists and Biophysicists


Advanced degree


Contact Information

Lowell Ely

Plant Systems Instructor

(316) 284-6280, ext.2841


Horticulture students care for the plants in the greenhouse.