AG STUDENTS SHOW VERSATILITY
– Graves County High School agriculture teachers Kelvin Howard (left) and Richard Horn stand in front of a greenhouse under construction on the school’s campus. They recently were informed that their students met or exceeded both the school’s and the state’s average in the percentage of students who scored either proficient or distinguished in at least one content area of the 2010-2011 Kentucky Core Content assessment.
Brandon Davis, an agriculture education consultant and Kentucky’s FFA state advisor, wrote, “We have always known that agriculture education is a key to the acquisition of technical knowledge, leadership development, and the skills needed in real-world application. With this data we can also point to evidence that students in agriculture courses are making great strides in their core classes. I firmly believe the enrollment and involvement in agriculture education courses and the FFA allows students to perform above the norm in their academic/core classes, and your data supports that!”