EXPLORE Agriculture and Natural Resources at Elk Grove Unified
Elk Grove High School
The Elk Grove Sustainable Agriculture and Green Education (SAGE) Academy prepares students for the 21st-century agricultural industry and combines both physical and life sciences. Students learn about the sciences and technologies necessary to understand sustainability and to produce food and fiber in a sustainable and energy-efficient manner. The academic core of the academy also includes English and Social Science along with an agricultural elective in one of the following pathways: Agriculture, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Mechanics, Floral Design and Animal Science. Students are exposed to a variety of agriculture and agricultural business careers through their work in the academy. An extensive leadership component is taught as a part of the academy curriculum. Students are required to participate in Supervised Agricultural Experience projects through Future Farms of America (FFA) and have the opportunity to earn articulated college units.
Florin High School
The Ag TECH Academy offers exciting opportunities for students in the broad and technically challenging fields of Agriscience, Environmental Horticulture, Agribusiness and Agricultural Engineering /Manufacturing. Utilizing state of the art instructional and laboratory facilities, the Ag Tech Academy provides advanced curriculum for student skill development in an industry based and equipped setting:
- Agriscience/Biotechnology Laboratories
- Computer and Multimedia Technology
- Greenhouse Plant Propagation
- Floral Retail Display Center / Cooler
- Animal Production Areas
- Incubation and Specialty Animal Management
- Aquaculture Facility
- Welding and Plasma Cutting
- Wood Working Technology
- Small Engine Mechanics
- Cold Metal Pneumatics
- Outdoor Recreation Center
Pleasant Grove High School
The Pleasant Grove High School Agriculture Pathway offers students the opportunity to complete a comprehensive four-year program to prepare them for continued college education, as well as training for future careers in a variety of fields. A ”learn by doing” approach is used that combines the traditional classroom with an outdoor laboratory, plus community and leadership based activities. The Agricultural Education program integrates three core areas:
- Classroom/Laboratory Instruction – contextual learning within interactive classes that are inquiry-based.
- FFA: development of premier leadership, personal growth and career success for all students.
- Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs (SAEP): work based learning experience in a “real-life” setting through a project-related to agriculture.
The above model produces well-rounded individuals who are prepared to be leaders in agriculture, business and industry.
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Sheldon High School
The Agricultural Pathway is a unique program that provides high school students the opportunity to not only learn about agriculture in the classroom, but also through supervised agriculture experiences, and the FFA. As a student in the Agricultural pathway, learning doesn’t just come from books, but extends to the Elk Grove Agri-Science Center, a multitude of hands-on projects and leadership opportunities.
FFA is a national organization that is an integral part of agricultural education. FFA members are encouraged to develop leadership capabilities through participation in conferences, public speaking or judging contests, chapter activities and community service – the opportunities are endless. In fact, members have the opportunity to participate at the chapter or local level sectional, regional, state and even the national level. The rewards of leadership involvement include resume enhancement, scholarship opportunities and more!
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Agriculture and Natural Resources Industry News
Students Participate in Competitions and Leadership and Career Advancement Workshops During National Annual Event ELK GROVE, Calif. – December 3, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) applauds 13 Elk Grove High School (EGHS) students for receiving top...
The Awards Highlight Academy’s Commitment to Mentor Future Generations of Farmers ELK GROVE, Calif. – August 14, 2019 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) commends the Elk Grove High School Agriculture Department for receiving two honors in the category of...
Board of Trustees Recognizes 50 Top-Quality Career Technical Education in Elk Grove Unified School District Programs
Recognition Highlights Academies and Pathways Meeting Highest Quality ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 22, 2018 – The Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized 50 Career Technical Education (CTE) academies and pathways that demonstrated progress...
Not letting a winter storm deter them, Florin High School's Ag-Tech Academy's agricultural science program attended the Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) Program to plant shrubs and forbes along an irrigation line at a site called River...
Sacramento’s new Farm-to-Fork Capital slogan may be a marketing moniker across the region. However, California farmers have long believed in providing consumers with healthy foods. According to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Golden State has...
On November 29, 2016, 27 South Korean students from an agriculture-focused high school visited Elk Grove High School. EGHS FFA students gave the Korean students a tour of the campus, the school's farm and introduced them to the American high school culture! To learn...
The Bill Cartwright Gym was the place to be on February 18th. That is, if you enjoy watching teachers and students play basketball astride beasts with more on-the-court stubborn attitude than above-the-rim altitude. That’s right, for the fifth year in a row donkeys...
The Ag TECH Academy offers exciting opportunities for students in the broad and technically challenging fields of Agriscience, Environmental. Horticulture, Agribusiness and Agricultural Engineering /Manufacturing. Utilizing state of the art instructional and...
Elk Grove High School's Sustainable Agriculture and Green Energy Academy students recently returned from the 86th Annual National Future Farmers of America Convention in Louisville, Kentucky with multiple National awards including a National Championship award. The...
EGHS FFA Program | For two days, elementary school students from throughout the Elk Grove Unified School District had the chance to learn more about farming and agriculture at Elk Grove High School's Future Farmers of America (FFA) program's annual 3rd Grade...