Questar III to launch agricultural science program
Porcupine Soup is reporting Questar III BOCES has announced the launch of a new Agriculture Science Program to begin in September 2022. “We look forward to preparing the next generation of animal and plant science professionals to support these important economic sectors in Columbia and Greene counties,” said Questar III District Superintendent Dr. Gladys Cruz. The program will be housed at the former Durham Elementary School building, and will be open to high school students in Greene and Columbia counties, providing them with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of plant and animal science. The two-year program is based on the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education, or C.A.S.E. program, and will be split into two sections. In the animal science portion students will study animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, and nutrition. In the plant science section students will study plant taxonomy, reproduction, and pest and disease management. Students who complete the program will receive college credit through SUNY Cobleskill in preparation for careers in various fields including food engineering, veterinary medicine, food science, and farm production management. The former elementary school in Durham is also home to Questar III’s Columbia-Greene Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance program that launched in 2018. Current high school sophomores interested in the new program should speak to their school counselor. Read the full story at porcupinesoup [dot] com.