The Three-Circle Model of Agricultural Education
“Careers in agriculture, food and natural resources involve the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. These include food, fuel, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animals products/resources.” -www.wicareerpathways.org
- You as a parent can see what your student is learning every day in each class. Instructors are constantly updating the courses and posting the learning targets, readings, assignments and support material to aid your student's growth and understanding of the agriculture industry.
- Below you will find links to all of the classes offered, their descriptions and requirements.
- Course pages are password protected. If you are enrolled in a class, your instructor will provide you with the password to access the online course.
- Our instructors will assess two types of grades for your abilities: one being your soft skills and the other is your content knowledge.
- Agricultural Career Pathways are designed to do FOUR things:
- To create a visual sequence of classes offered that will assist a student in planning their high school course load.
- For students who are undecided if a career/job in agriculture is right for them, these classes will explore the vast amount of successful careers that are waiting for them. Courses also will present learning opportunities that are based on what industry professionals do in those careers.
- For students that have a career/job already in mind, this classes will aid them in the knowledge and skills needed to promote their learning and initial training in their career aspirations. Each career pathway has a class or multiple classes aligned in it that students will want to enroll in to receive the maximum amount of career preparation that they can receive from our high school. Many careers/jobs in agriculture require various levels education.
- For students desiring post-high school education in an agricultural career field, these classes will provide a great start to your education as you advance to the collegiate levels.
NOTE: Courses are always being updated, check back regularly to see new information. If you are a current student enrolled in one of these classes please check what your assignments, readings, worksheets, video media, power points, and other items that are waiting for you to view.
If you have questions about these courses, please contact the agriculture teachers. Their contact information can be found at the bottom of the AGZONE home page; click the home icon in the top left of this page to see the home page. MORE ABOUT WISCONSIN'S CAREER PATHWAYS or Oconto Falls Agriculture Career ZONE.
- LINK to OF Agricultural Education Courses
- LINK to WI Career/Training web site
- Supervised Agricultural Experience
- This part of your student's education provides exploration and/or on-the-job training. Students are highly encouraged to begin their SAEs during their first year of membership.
- Record keeping forms are located in a new online database that is available and students. There will be information/worknights scheduled to assist you with the process. AET trainings will be posted on the calendar.
- An SAE is a great way to apply the knowledge gained via classroom/lab in a work based setting.
- Schedule a visit with your instructor for them to visit with you on the job and with your employer.
- LINK to OF Agricultrual Education's SAE page
- LINK to SAE materials on www.ffa.org
- LINK to AET web site
- Charted in 1929, this local chapter has been providing students with leadership opportunities to the ever progressing world economy. Transferable skills from this organization will accelerate their knowledge and skills need in today's 21st job market.
- Competitions are available for students seriously pursuing careers in various sectors of our industry, termed Career Development Events (CDEs). Areas include evaluation events and public speaking.
- Award areas for their SAEs are called Proficiencies, see the main page of AGZONE for application due dates.
- Degrees of membership as your student advances in their SAE and coursework are available and are great resume personal gains along with resume enhancers. See the FFA area of AGZONE to access applications for these status's.
- Annual dues are $15.00 which covers national and state FFA association dues.
- LINK to OF FFA Chapter page
- LINK to The Wisconsin Association of FFA
- LINK to The National FFA Organization
- National FFA Organization Statistics and Data
- "A student graduating from Oconto Falls High School that has taken advantage of all opportunities that this program offers will be a valuable citizen for our society." - Mr. Taylor