Instructor: Sarah Stebbins
Phone: (802) 933-7009
This is a yearlong science elective course exploring today’s northeastern agricultural setting. The student completing the course will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the careers within the agricultural field, animal terminology, safe livestock handling, animal behavior, livestock anatomy & physiology, soils, tractor safety, crops, livestock nutrition and digestion, large animal diseases, livestock reproduction & breeding, aquaculture, dairy foods, lactation, biotechnology, maple production, poultry raising, greenhouse management, and dairy evaluation.
Students will be engaged in a variety of challenging real work projects that may include but are not limited to: raising trout in the classroom, growing vegetables and flowers, growing garlic, hatching chicks, raising meat chickens, and the dissection of fetal pigs.
Students will have the opportunity to go on a variety of Ag related field trips throughout the year. Field trips may include but are not limited to; Different types of dairy farms, pig and poultry farms, local orchard, local greenhouse operation, local maple operations, Christmas tree farm, and more!
Throughout the year, students enrolled in this class will be expected to participate in at least 3 statewide FFA CDE competitions. These will include a Soils Identification Competition in October, Dairy Products in January, and Dairy Cattle Judging in the Spring.