Saturday, November 21, 2009

A Practical Education...

Every student that graduates from Fish and Wildlife Management at Haywood Community College will need basic knowledge about wildlife food plots. Let’s face it, wildlife food plots are not the solution to meet the needs for most wildlife species across a landscape. However, food plots are something landowners are deeply interested in for a variety of reasons. As a result, most of our graduates will be expected to be able to understand, plan, design, construct, plant, and manage wildlife food plots at some point during their careers. Thanks to our partnership with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, they provide us with the necessary land so that our students can practice what they learn in the classroom. Through what we now call the “adopt-a-food-plot” program, our students have opportunities to watch their knowledge and hard work grow in a real setting that benefits wildlife, sportsmen, and wildlife viewers alike. We hope you enjoy this picture of a winter wheat-clover mixture that was planted by the Wildlife Botany class this fall in beautiful Haywood County. Happy Hunting! (post by Chris Graves)

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