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Agriculture education provides career education leading toward enrollment in colleges of agriculture, short courses, proficiency and placement in agricultural production, agri-science and agribusiness. Workplace readiness is a key component of the program. Systematic instruction is offered to high school students in a multi-year sequence. Instruction is also provided to out-of-school youth and adults. Students develop their potential for leadership, citizenship, and cooperation through activities in local, state and national levels of the FFA Organization.

Program Goals

By the end of grade 12 at Edwin O. Smith High School, students in the Agriculture Education Program will:

  • Employ mathematical skills and concepts to make predictions and validate decisions, to discover patterns and trends, to make inquiries based on situations, and to formulate and solve problems.
  • Apply mathematical skills and concepts with proficiency and confidence.
  • Use mathematical skills and concepts to make and justify decisions and predictions, to identify patterns, and trends, to pose questions from data and situations, and to formulate and solve problems.
  • Write and speak English proficiently to communicate ideas clearly.
  • Choose and apply strategies that enhance the fluent and proficient use of language arts.
  • Recognize and participate in scientific endeavors which are evidence based and use inquiry skills that lead to a greater understanding of the world.
  • Select and properly use appropriate laboratory technology, equipment and materials including measuring and sensing devices.
  • Understand and use, when appropriate, existing and emerging technologies which have an effect on society and our quality of life, including personal, academic and work environments.
  • Analyze the possibilities and limits of science and technology in order to make and defend decisions about societal issues.
Contact Information
James Pomeroy, DirectorHours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 860-487-0528 
Fax: 860-487-2292 


Department Staff
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Matthew Agnello
860-487-0877 ext.4576 (School)
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Lisa Beebe
860-487-0877 ext.4571 (School)
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Cynthia Chotkowski
860-487-0877 ext.4575 (School)
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James Pomeroy
860-487-0877 ext.4570 (School)
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Betsy Terrell
860-487-0877 ext.4574 (School)
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Andrew Zadora
860-487-0877 ext.4573 (School)
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Regional School District 19

1235 Storrs Road • Storrs-Mansfield, CT 06268 • Phone: 860-487-0877 • Fax: 860-429-7892

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