2018 MC Ag-Ed Program Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale Project


Our horticulture student planting crew starting our 3,500 heirloom tomato seeds.

Our 2018 Manheim Central High School agriculture student heirloom tomato plant project is underway.

Tomato Plants Will Be Available For Sale: 

MCHS Ag-Ed Greenhouse Open House  Saturday  May 5th   8 am-Noon  

Access the greenhouse off Hershey Drive and take the driveway to our gated entrance.

Landis Valley Herb and Garden Faire Fri May 11th & Sat May 12th  9am – 5 pm   http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/index.php/visit/calendar-events/may-11-12/Click Here For Our 2018 Variety Master List:  2018 Variety-List updated April 20

Open our Power Point for Variety Descriptions and Pictures:2018 Tomato Varieties.ppt April update

ABC Shopping List:  2018-ABC-Variety-List.docx

A special thanks to our many valued customers who have supported our high school horticulture project-many have been with us since our agriculture students first year of selling plants at Landis Valley Museum Herb Fair in 2003



MC Ag Student Career Exploration & Service Learning OPPORTUNITIES

Our Applied Dairy Science students visit Lancaster DHIA labs

A morning at Kreider Dairy Farms with our tour guide Mr. Miller

EEE students try their hands at the soil texture test

Clay soil from Brickerville



That Fish Place welcomed our students to learn about careers in the pet industry

Chiques Creek fish display for Manheim Farm Show in cooperation with Chiques Creek Watershed Association and Lancaster County Conservation District

California Mastitis Test lab day

Having fun at Kreider Farms

Animal Therapy Careers: Animal Science student tried horseback riding at Camp Hebron

Deer Country trains our students in hay baler sales techniques

Manheim Food Bank FFA and Young Farmer members volunteer to run a food drive

FFA alumni from Messick’s and Deer Country train our Ag Sales team

Manheim brough waste water facility

Career Exploration:  Manheim Borough waste water facility tour .

Service Learning: Lancaster County Conservation District and Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance

Service Learning: Lancaster County Conservation District and Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance

Manheim FFA Children’s Farm Show Ag Literacy Exhibit at the Manheim Farm Show.

Students learn about SUNY Cobleskill. http://www.cobleskill.edu/home2.asp

Career Exploration: Students learn about SUNY Cobleskill.

Mr. Kirby tells our AP ES students about N-P-K

Career Exploration:  Mr. Kirby , Kirby Agri, shows our AP ES students how N-P-K is used to grow our food.


Career Exploration:  Mr. Obetz , Worley and Obetz, explains the benefits of renewable fuels

A lesson in IPM from Sue at Hendrick’s Greenhouse and Florist in Lititz

MC Offers National CASE Curriculum: AFNR, NRE and APB

Agriculture Education students at Manheim Central are learning about agriculture in an inquiry science and STEM way in their new CASE curriculum ag classes.  

CASE:  Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education,  classes provide a high level of educational experiences to students to enhance the rigor and relevance of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) , Animal and Plant Biotechnology (APB) and Natural Resources Ecology (NRE) subject matter. Besides elevating the rigor of AFNR knowledge and skills, CASE provides purposeful enhancement of science, mathematics, and English language understanding.  http://www.case4learning.org/

Mrs. Anderson and Mrs.Seibert attended Ag Food and Natural Resources (AFNR), Animal and Plant Biotechnology (APB) and Natural Resources and Ecology (NRE) CASE Institute training to gain new inquiry based science teaching methods and AgriScience content.

The CASE NRE curriculum is our required 9th grade Environment, Ecology course.

Students learn agriscience concepts by learning then applying their new academic knowledge to career possibilities.