Welcome to the North Putnam Agriculture Department
Agriculture is not just for farmers anymore! It is for anyone interested in the production, processing, marketing, and scientific research of food and fiber. Agriculture can assist you in selecting a career. Approximately 30 percent of all jobs today are agriculture related, and individuals with an agriscience and business background will continue to be in high demand for years to come. Students need only one semester a year of any Vocational Agriscience or Agribusiness course to join the FFA. FFA allows students to apply classroom instruction in a practical setting and develops strong leadership skills and personal skills; FFA membership is highly recommended.
The Agricultural Education Mission Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.
The Three-Circle Model Through agricultural education, students are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career success. Agricultural education instruction is delivered through three major components: 1) classroom/laboratory instruction (contextual learning) 2) Supervised agricultural experience programs (work-based learning) 3) Student leadership organizations (National FFA Organization, National Young Farmer Educational Association, and National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization).