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AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Agricultural Education is a systematic program of instruction available to students desiring to learn about the science, business, technology of plant and animal production, and/or about the environmental and natural resources systems.

Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.   Agricultural Education prepares students for more than 300 careers in the agricultural industry including production, financing, processing, marketing, and distribution of agricultural products.  Agricultural Education develops leaders for the vast network of supporting careers that provide the supplies, services, management, and conservation of our natural resource systems.

The Agricultural Education program is built on the three core areas of classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience programs, and FFA student organization activities. The quality Agricultural Education program is designed for delivery through a balance of these three core educational strategies:

·         Classroom/Laboratory Instruction – Quality instruction in and about agriculture that utilizes a “learning by doing” philosophy.  Agricultural Education is an applied science that incorporates math, reading, social studies, and physical, chemical and biological sciences into each course.

·         Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Programs – Students put knowledge and theory to use through relevant, experiential, agricultural learning projects.  While completing SAE projects, students learn to apply the concepts and principles taught in their agriculture classes to real-world problems and scenarios.

FFA Student Organization Opportunities – FFA activities are an integral part of the Agricultural Education program in which students experience numerous opportunities for developing premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION

FFA

The FFA is a national organization of Agricultural Education students. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The opportunities that are available for FFA members include:

·         Career Development Events – FFA members earn recognition by utilizing their classroom and laboratory knowledge in team and individual events.

·         Degree Programs – FFA members advance in the organization by meeting rigorous standards to obtain degrees.

·         Proficiency Awards – Members are recognized for success in their respective Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.

·         Scholarships – FFA awards students over $2 million annually in college scholarships.

·         Personal Growth Conferences – Teamwork and personal growth conferences are held each summer at the North Carolina FFA Center.

·         Leadership Conferences and Conventions – FFA conducts events throughout the year that promote premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

·         Service Activities – Students are engaged in numerous projects and activities to serve communities throughout North Carolina.

For more information on FFA opportunities, visit the following web sites.

North Carolina FFA Web Site: www.ncffa.org

National FFA Web Site: www.ffa.org 


Courses at Granville Central High School

Animal Science 1

Animal Science 2

Equine Science 1

Equine Science 2

Agricultural Mechanics 1

Agricultural Mechanics 2

AG Science Applications

CTE Advanced Studies

CTE Internship          



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