Agriscience 

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"I will never put my name on a product that does not have in it the best that is in me."

- John Deere, Founder, John Deere

Why is this program important?

The agriculture industry will need future leaders and innovators in order to provide the world with sustained access to healthy food and environmental resources. Ag Ed is a skill-based program that supplements a regular academic curriculum. The program offers five areas of discipline: Agriculture Engineering, Animal Science, Natural Resources, Plant Science, and Turf & Landscape Management that prepare students for post-secondary education and career readiness.

Program Goals:

Students who are in the Ag Ed Program will:
  • Model personal responsibility in the workplace and community.
  • Use strategic thinking to solve problems in the workplace and community.
  • Understand the scale and importance of agriculture in the United States.
  • Work as a team to achieve a common goal.
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership.

Classes offered in Ag Ed program include:

  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Animal Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Plant Science
  • Turf & Landscape Management

Students taking classes in Ag Ed may also participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities:

  • The National FFA Organization- a youth organization that helps students develop personal growth, career success, and premier leadership.
Students in Plant Science classStudents on horses

Career Opportunities

Students who want to develop a career in Agriculture will receive information and support from program faculty to help them explore and begin preparing for a variety of career opportunities. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Equipment Mechanic
  • Florist
  • Landscaper
  • Veterinarian
  • Park Ranger

 

"Taking E.O. Smith's Advanced Placement Social Studies and Humanities courses earned me a semester's worth of college credit–– for free! The dedication and passion of our instructors shaped my decision to study history in college. Now, I am studying to become a historian at one of the top graduate programs in the world."

- Miles Wilkerson, Class of 2010, Graduate Fellow at the University of Wisconsin- Madison

 

Contact:

Betsy Terrell, Director
Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-2:30 pm
860.487.0877 ext. 4571
bterrell@eosmith.org

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