The Litton Center is used by people of all ages.

They can hike a nature trail, visit farm animals, and have full access to an outdoor classroom. They can also experience an artificial wetland and study a 2.3 acre lake.

Some of the educational goals of the center include:

FFA and Ag Education Classes

  • To allow students to learn about farm animals with hands-on experience
  • To allow students to learn about soil and water conservation
  • To allow students to learn about various crops and cropping systems
  • To allow students to develop SAEP's (animals, gardens, lab responsibilities)
  • To allow students to learn about wildlife habitat and preservation

Young Farmers

  • To use the area for crop variety test plots
  • To allow members to gain experience with alternative crops and their cultural practices
  • To allow members to gain experience with conservation practices which could be used on their home farm

Elementary Classes

  • To study the change of seasons
  • To become familiar with various farm animals
  • To become familiar with different types of plants and how they grow
  • To study insects and how they are included in the chain of life
  • To study the various organisms around a pond and their life cycles

Junior High Classes

  • To be able to culture, seine, and study pond life
  • To study native tree species
  • To study various types of grasslands
  • To aid in the study of geology and fossils
  • To aid in the study of plant and animal classification

High School Classes

  • To study the interrelationship between the local climate and the types of organisms present
  • To outline the various steps involved in the ecological succession of a Missouri forest
  • To name and identify key tree associations present
  • To name and identify key animal associations present
  • To name and identify key flower and weed associations

Post-Secondary Farm Management Students

  • To allow students to learn about the care and handling of livestock
  • To provide a working laboratory for studying livestock reproduction, health, and nutrition
  • To provide a working laboratory for the study of soils and crop nutrition
  • To allow students to learn about various crops and cropping systems
  • To provide a working laboratory for the study of ag mechanics, soil and water management, and machinery operation

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