La Plata Agriculture Education
La Plata FFA Luck of the Irish March 18, 2017
Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.
Systematic Instructional Program
Ag Science I -- (1st year students) Introduction the FFA & Animal Science
Ag Science II -- (2nd year students)Expand Leadership Skills & Plant Science
Upper Level Courses
Wildlife Management -- Habitat Basics & Animals of MO
Adv. Animal Science (rotation) -- Expand basic animal science knowledge of cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, chickens & horses.
Ag Business/Adv. Crop Science (rotation)
-- Basic Ag Business Principles/Expand knowledge of plant science
Ag Construction I/II -- Expand knowledge of shop construction projects and shop tools & safety.
2016- 2017 Course Syllabus
Supervised Agricultural Experience
SAE's are divided into 4 categories
Own and operate an agricultural
business (e.g. a lawn care service, a pay-to-fish operation, holiday poinsettia
production and sales.)
Get a job or internship on a farm or ranch, at
an agriculture-based business, or in a school or factory laboratory.
Research and Experimentation
Plan and conduct a
scientific experiment. (e.g. Determine whether the phases of the moon affect
plant growth, or test and determine the efficacy of different welding
Explore careers in agriculture by attending
an agriculture career fair, or creating a report or documentary on the work of a
All La Plata Agriculture students are expected to maintain a record of all Receipts and Expenditures (agriculture & personal) on a monthly basis.
**Books are updated in-class monthly**
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through
Today, there are 579,678 FFA members, in 7,570 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The top five membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Missouri and
48 Member (2013-2014)
1933, 33 delegates from 18 states met in Hotel Baltimore in Kansas City and founded the Future Farmers of America.
1988, Delegates at the 61st convention voted to change the name from Future Farmers of America to National FFA Organization. The name change reflects the diversity of the Agriculture Industry