Agricultural education changes lives in schools and communities


March 13, 2019

Photos courtesy Lindsey Freeman

The birthing chamber at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind. was one of the trips the Hanna FFA students went to when they went to Nationals in Indianapolis.

As a Career and Technical Education teacher at HEM Jr./Sr. High School I often find myself asking what students are planning to do after high school graduation. "I'm just going back to the ranch," one student answered. I promptly reprimanded the student for considering pursuits in production agriculture an option of dishonor. Students should be proud to be involved in the agricultural industry and agricultural courses strive to support those pursuits.

Realms of Participation

Participation in agricultural education goes far beyond the four walls of the school and involves experience in thr...

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