Hands On Learning In Action
The Snohomish Valley FFA supports the AG Science programs at both Snohomish and Glacier Peak High Schools. These sister CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs provide integral education to students on the vital subjects of agriculture, food and natural resources in a hands-on learning environment. CTE prepares students to be both college and career-ready by providing core academic, employability and technical and career-specific skills.
Here are some fast facts about CTE education provided by the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE):
Today, in addition to science, students in our local AG Science programs learn business and record keeping skills, public speaking and leadership development. Students are required to plan and maintain a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), or project, that is unique to their interests. From dairy cattle production to dog training and from volunteering at the animal shelter to growing a school garden, students are able to exhibit their SAE projects at local fairs and exhibitions to showcase their connection to agriculture and science.
Students gain knowledge and skills to help them transition to college or careers after high school. Many students continue onto college and pursue a variety of jobs in agriculture or other sciences. We have graduates who are farmers, health coaches, nutritionists, agricultural lawyers, journalists, veterinarians, landscape designers and some who are parents who inspire their children to love and respect agriculture.