Class instruction is effectively delivered by certified agriculture teachers who are dedicated to staying up-to-date on the rapidly evolving, global agriculture industry in order to present the most cutting-edge information to students. Many courses are cross-walked with core subject matter, and Assembly Bill 236 was passed in spring 2009 which allows for approved agriculture courses to earn science credits.
Classes are an integral compontent:
The class component builds student knowledge of agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems and techniques, current technologies and advancements, and issues related to environmental, economic and social sustainability. It also integrates FFA and SAE concepts and principles into daily instruction.
Without the FFA or SAE components, the class instruction would be ineffective in preparing well-rounded, college- and career-ready students. Likewise, without the class instruction there would be no content knowledge basis upon which FFA and SAE components are built.