Students Get Daily Veggies at ROC
By Vanessa Ramirez, ROC Small Business Entrepreneurship
BAKERSFIELD, CA - The Kern High School District offers many different programs at the Regional Occupational Center that can benefit students later on in life. One of the programs is Plant Production, where students can learn how to grow and manage crops as they prepare for a business career in agriculture.
Some of the activities students do includes planting crops, learning about the different types of parts in a plant, and harvesting the crops. In addition to classroom lessons, students work in the greenhouse, an exclusive orchard for their class, and raised planter boxes on the school farm.
This is Mrs. Trimble’s first year teaching Plant Production. She previously taught Ag classes at Mira Monte High School in Bakersfield. This is a great opportunity for students. Obviously agriculture is one of the most important industries in Kern County, so this program gives high school students the chance to learn the hard work of plant production.
Trimble encourages students to join her program at ROC. They will get the benefit of learning how to plant and maintain crops and so much more. Best of all, they will learn the skills that can lead to a fun and profitable Kern County career.