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Agricultural Education Premier Leadership, Personal Growth, & Career Success

What is Agricultural Education? It is a secondary instructional program within Career and Technical Education that combines classroom instruction, work-based learning, and leadership development through the context of agriculture. Classroom Instruction Instruction is applied and must be taught by a certified agriculture instructor. Course Areas General Agriculture Sciences • Animal Science/ Veterinary Medicine • Natural Resources & Wildlife Management • Plant & Environmental Science • Agriculture Business Systems • Agriculture Mechanical Engineering • Agriculture Communication, Leadership & Policy

Work-based Learning Through Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs, students gain real-world work experiences outside the classroom under the supervision of the agriculture teacher. SAE programs may be entrepreneurial, paid or non-paid work experience, or applied research. • Students earned over $1 million through their personal work-based projects (students reporting in 2011)

Leadership Development - FFA Premier leadership, personal growth, and career success define FFA’s mission and purpose. FFA provides character education through agriculture instruction. • FFA - formerly stood for Future Farmers of America

• Over 500 students participate in six

state-wide FFA leadership development activities each year • Students provided over 10,000 community service/school activities hours (58% students reporting in 2011)


Nevada Agricultural Education & FFA 700 East Fifth Street • Carson City, NV 89701 P: 775-687-9246 • F: 775-687-9247 • Facebook - Nevada FFA • YouTube - NevadaFFA • Twitter - @NVFFA & @NVFFA STATE


Nevada Facts  Enrollment - 1,720  Programs - 21 Graduation Rates 2008-9  Agricultural Education Students 82.11%  All other students 71.4% Drop Out Rates 2008-9  Agricultural Education Students 1.32%  All other students 4.2%

 Some students receive high school science credit for the science-based agriculture courses as well as college credit

 Majority of the instructors are duel endorsed in agriculture education and biological science

Career Growth Areas

Food Processing Workers Meat Cutters Nursery Workers Veterinary Assistants Veterinary Technologists & Technicians Animal Caretakers Water Treatment Plant Operators Farm & Ranch Workers Farmers & Farm Managers Information from Nevada Career Information System

National Facts  540,379 FFA students

largest career & technical youth organization worldwide

 18 of the nation’s 20 largest cities have FFA chapters

Agriculture License Plate proceeds support Agriculture Education