Agriculture

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WHY DID WE DEVELOP AN AGRICULTURE PROGRAM?

Provide our students with a thorough understanding of how agriculture
 has influenced our community, economy, and livelihoods.
 Importance of local foods on our health and wellness.
Offer courses and training to enable students to pursue jobs 
and careers in the field of agriculture.
Provide students with opportunities in service learning, community-based learning, 
small-peer learning, and student-directed project-based learning.



RONDOUT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE PROGRAM


We have immersed our students in an exciting and engaging agriculture program. Some of
our high school courses follow the guiding principles developed by the National Council
for Agricultural Education through their CASE project. The curriculum provides a high level
of educational experiences to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food,
and natural resources subject matter.
Click here to read more about our agriculture program.


CURRICULUM FOR AGRICULTURE SCIENCE EDUCATION (CASE)

The District has embarked on a commitment to utilize a research-based curriculum developed through the National Council for Agricultural Education. The initiative integrates critical
aspects of science, mathematics, and English language understanding. Specifically CASE
utilizes inquiry for lesson foundation and focuses on activity-based, problem-based, and
project-based instructional strategies. 

In order to be “eligible” to implement the CASE program, the District had to commit to
sending teachers to be trained through a very rigorous and extensive summer
professional development program. 


THE FUTURE OF OUR GREENHOUSE

Our overarching goal is to develop programming at the elementary, middle, and high school
levels to enable our students to be exposed to inquiry-based experiential activities in
this engaging learning environment. 


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The Rondout Valley Central School District would like to thank the Local Economies Project for their financial support of this incredible initiative. Additionally we are deeply appreciative of the leadership and guidance provided by Bob Dandrew in his capacity as Director of the Local Economies Project to “convert our dream to reality”.