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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


Career Growth Areas Contact National Facts Agriculture License Plate proceeds support Agriculture Education school science credit for the sc...

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