California FFA News Summer 2017 - Page 4

FEATURED CHAPTER Learning to Do Healdsburg FFA is a growing chapter in the North Coast Region. Situated in northern Sonoma County, the school population is at an all-time low, with just under 600 students. While the school is small, the FFA program is growing! We have around 20% of our school population in our classes. Classes have expanded in the last four years with the hiring of a full time Agriculture teacher. We offer all A-G courses, and are teaching the new UCCI Agriculture Science courses in addition to our electives, like Farm to Table. Our Farm to Table class is a favorite on campus. We regularly take our egg layers on fi eld trips around campus visiting classes and offi ces. We spend half of our time in our growing garden and half the time in our large culinary kitchen. Our students learn about the production and business of a commodity, like eggs, and then learn how to utilize them in various foods, like quiche and custards. Doing to Learn Outside the classroom, our students have some amazing SAE projects. Healdsburg is very fortunate to have a supportive community that holds the Healdsburg Future Farmers Fair each year on Memorial Day weekend. We have over 50% of our students raise an animal for the Healdsburg Fair. Our fair is unique because it is limited to our FFA chapter and Healdsburg 4-H clubs. It’s also held on our football and baseball fi elds in the center of town. All food vendors are local non-profi ts and the Athletic Booster corndogs are pretty much famous! Students who don’t raise animals, { Continued on page 5 } California FFANEWS • PAGE 4 • Summer 2017 FEATURED CHAPTER L earning to Do Healdsburg FFA is a growing chapter in the North Coast Region. Situated in northern Sonoma County, the school population is at an all-time low, with just under 600 students. While the school is small, the FFA program is growing! We have around 20% of our school population in our classes. Classes have expanded in the last four years with the hiring of a full time Agriculture teacher. We offer all A-G courses, and are teaching the new UCCI Agriculture Science courses in addition to our electives, like Farm to Table. Our Farm to Table class is a favorite on campus. We regularly take our egg layers on fi eld trips around campus visiting classes and offi ces. We spend half of our time in our growing garden and half the time in our large culinary kitchen. Our students learn about the production and business of a commodity, like eggs, and then learn how to utilize them in various foods, like quiche and custards. D oing to Learn Outside the classroom, our students have some amazing SAE projects. Healdsburg is very fortunate to have a supportive community that holds the Healdsburg Future Farmers Fair each year on Memorial Day weekend. We have over 50% of our students raise an animal for the Healdsburg Fair. Our fai "2VVP&V6W6RB2Ɩ֗FVBFW"dd6FW"@VG6'W&rBԂ6V'2N( 26VBW fF&B&6V&fVG2FR6VFW"`FvfBfVF'2&R6&fG2@FRFWF2&7FW"6&Fw2&R&WGGV6fW27GVFVG2vF( B&6R26Ɩf&ddUu2( "tRB( "7VW"#p6FVVBvRR