Middle photo: Elementary students plant tulip bulbs with the assistance of FFA members

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Small plots are used at the learning center for students to identify specificFFA members wash their market lambs to prepare to shear them... plants. These plots include native grasses and herbs, legumes, cool season grasses, and annual crops. Several tree species have also been identified and planted.

The learning center provides many benefits for the Chillicothe and Green Hills' area.

  • Improves the quality of education for area youth
  • Helps all area residents develop a basic knowledge of agricultural production practices
  • Provides a laboratory and classroom
  • Provides buildings for students to house livestock projects
  • Provides a place for students to operate crop projects
  • Develops responsibility through youth livestock and crop projects
  • Encourages the development of human relations and leadership skills
  • Provides an outdoor learning lab for people of all ages
  • Allows students to learn about wildlife habitat and preservation
  • Includes an outdoor botanical garden which will feature small tracts of native grasses, forage crops, native trees and shrubs
  • Provides a pond for studying aquatic life, food chains, environmental concerns, etc.
  • Provides alternative crop demonstration plots
  • Demonstrates various soil conservation practices
  • Provides an area for physical education activities, such as walking, hiking, archery, canoeing, and more
  • Demonstrates that agriculture and the environment can work together

A large classroom provides a place for students to gain hands-on experience. They are given a chance to collect samples from around the center and examine them more closely with the tools available in the classroom.

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Litton Agri-Science Learning Center
Highway 190, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601
Phone: GRTS at 660-646-3414