Agriculture Makes an Impression

One Ag Class Can Be Life Changing

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Alajah Timmons, Staff Writer

Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, including the cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products. Many different types of agriculture with that being in jobs or even classes. Taking agricultural classes can benefit you in many ways even outside of school. Opening doors to many jobs and life learning opportunities.

Good thing OHS has an agriculture department! With many different classes to take and all nice understanding teachers. OHS is very hands-on in the agriculture field. Having live animals right here at school. Every year the school tries to have an event in October called AG day. Which gets the whole school involved. Having Students bring out their animals and tools to demonstrate to the school. Sadly this year due to covid reasons it will be canceled; But there is always next year.

The National FFA Organization was founded by a group of young farmers in 1928. FFA however, is not just for those inspired to be farmers. FFA welcomes students inspired to be doctors, lawyers, business owners, and more are encouraged and welcomed to join as FFA is as diverse as the growing agricultural industry we represent. We strive to develop students’ potential by their career readiness, leadership abilities, and personal development.

Agriculture is a great place to build up your outdoor skills and business skills as well. Good thing we can get a ahead start right here! Don’t be scared to get your hands dirty and down to earth. It’s never too late to try it out.One class in agriculture, even if you have no plans to work in the field, can be life changing.

“FFA is an organization of opportunity. It is so welcoming for anyone from any background. I would encourage everyone to join FFA because you have many chances to go to leadership events, competitions, and state and national conventions. Orange FFA is definitely like one big family.” – Lauren Hoesil (11)

“The class so far tells you how to run a business on a farm, how to sell/buy tools. Also teaches you how to work with animals. The classes are pretty fun and intersecting, and you get hands- on experience, we get to work with the animals. Instead of listening to people all the time. We recently did a project about sailing products. I did puppy food and other tractors.”  -Rein Graves (11)

“FFA has given me the wonderful opportunity to work with our next generation of agriculturalists. I get to talk about agriculture, which I love, and increase agricultural literacy within our community. At the end of the day, even if not working in AG, we are all consumers and should be educated on our choices and educated to be able to support our farmers who put food on our tables. I hope to afford everything I have learned from my experiences to my students and have fun while doing it!”- Mrs. Bullard