Students enrolled in agriscience and technology classes will be engaged
in agriscience curriculum as well as having the opportunity to be
involved in student leadership and community service activities through Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization on sectional, regional, state and national level.
As students progress through the advanced offerings in the program they
will participate in career exploration, project development, and
marketing which can even include apprenticeships with local businesses.
Hands on learning experiences include small and large animal Nevada
County fair projects, outstanding AG mechanics projects, as well as many
different work experience and entrepreneur projects to enhance the
student's work ethic and money earned toward FFA degrees and awards.
The course sequences provide an academic schedule for college bound students yet maintains flexibility for those students wishing to continue their education at a community college or technical school.
Students completing a three or four year sequence of courses qualify for top scholarships sponsored by the Nevada County community in addition to state and national agriculture industry-based monies.
Record keeping, leadership and presentation skills are emphasized in as part of the FFA program. The majority of courses offered in the Agriculture program fulfill college entrance requirements as well as graduation requirements for science, economics/government and art.