Nevada Union High School

Nevada Union High School

Agriculture/Career Technical Education

National FFA Organization

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 the 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.

FFA Highlights:

  • Chapter Picnics and Meetings
  • Community Service Projects
  • Nevada County Fair Projects
  • State and National Conventions
  • Parliamentary Procedure Teams
  • Forestry Team
  • Livestock Judging Team
  • Ag Mechanics Team
  • Best Informed Greenhand
  • Prepared and Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Job Interview
  • Horticulture Team
  • National Proficiency Winners
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