The Academy of Agricultural Technologies offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to instruction in animal and plant production and processing; agriculture marketing; agricultural mechanics; employability skills; mathematics; basic science; biological sciences; communications; and human-relations skills.
The courses offered through the Academy of Agricultural Technologies include:
- 8106810 Agriscience Foundations
- 8706820 Agritechnology 1
- 8106830 Agritechnology 2
Upon completion of Agritechnology 2 the students have the opportunity to take the Florida Certified Agricultural Technician industry certification exam.
CAREER & TECHNICAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Florida Future Farmers of America (FFA) is the CTSO associated with the Academy of Agricultural Technologies. Students have the opportunity to compete at the district, state and national levels in various events including land judging, showmanship, forestry and livestock judging.
Students and/or parents interesting in obtaining more information about this program can contact:
Mrs. Karen-Ann Norton, Instructor
16077 Highway 19 North
Cross City, FL 32628
EDUCATIONAL EQUITY ACT - ADULT & CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The School Board of Dixie County is committed to the principle and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action. The School Board of Dixie County complies with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local laws and regulation prohibiting discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, disability, age or marital status or social and family background. Educational opportunities for students, employees and applicants are provided under the principles, equal opportunity and affirmative action. A lack of English Language skills is not a barrier to admission in any program. Dixie District Schools' designee to coordinate compliance with the Educational Equity Act is: Buddy Schofield Cross City, Fl 32628 352.498.6135