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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

BECOME AN AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR

This two-year revolving program provides students with skills and knowledge necessary in pursuing careers and college studies related to today’s northeastern diversified agriculture setting. Curriculum for 2021-22 will focus on Northeast Livestock Production and Sustainable Diversified Agriculture. Animals are studied from the cellular level up through gross anatomy relating this knowledge to its application in livestock production systems. Students learn how livestock production is managed in Vermont, which may include beef, sheep, swine, goats, equine, poultry and dairy cattle. Elements of animal behavior, growth and development, nutrition, feeds and reproduction are covered. This course also includes studies of soil, greenhouse management, value added dairy products and cheese making, pasture management, forage production, and farm nutrient management. Visits to locally owned farms and agricultural businesses help develop student understanding of the depth and importance of this sector of the community to the local economy. Students will also raise plants and animals on the PAHCC Deep Roots student farm located at our north campus facility. Participation in the FFA organization (ffa.org) is an integral part of this course.

GRADES 11-12  | HALF DAY  | 120 MINUTES DAILY

COURSE INFO

PREREQUISITES

  • 10 credits on transcript
     

  • Successful completion of two science classes

CREDITS

(upon completion of two-year program)

  • 1 embedded science credit
     

  • 5 elective credits

Qualified students earn 3 college credits (VTC) at no cost to the student!

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS

  • National Safe Tractor Certificate
     

  • Worker Protection

PROFESSIONAL SKILL BUILDING

  • Livestock Handling
     

  • Value Added Food Products
     

  • Maple Syrup Production
     

  • Feeds & Feeding
     

  • Greenhouse Management
     

  • Tractor Safety
     

  • Business Planning
     

  • Animal Behavior and Nutrition
     

  • Animal Science
     

  • Feeds & Feeding
     

  • Soil Evaluation
     

  • Dairy Production
     

  • Forage Crops
     

  • Plant and Vegetable Production