|Big Valley FFA Members teaching 3rd grade|
students about goats at the farm tour.
Big Valley FFA was chartered in 1958, and has continued to grow since then! Big Valley FFA and the Agriculture Program is uniquely located in Mifflin County's area technical school. When Ms. Annette Sprenkel started at The Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology it was only a half day program, now the Academy is a full day program! The Academy is a three year program that is housed at the area vocational school. Each year of the program is different. The first year is introductory to agriculture classes, the second year is "management" level agriculture and the third year is the true career development part. In the third year of the program students participate in veterinary science, business and entrepreneurship driven classes and experiences.
|Student gaining technical experience at their|
Artificial Insemination Certification Course.
The school is home to various animal and plant projects, including an onsite barn and greenhouse. The barn is home to sheep who are lambing, chickens, rabbits and hogs and a sow expecting piglets soon! The greenhouse flowers will bring in nearly $1400 this spring at the annual spring Greenhouse Sale. Big Valley FFA members are always receiving hands on technical training, including being certified in artificial insemination, which four of her students received. Big Valley FFA is proud of their seniors and all their accomplishments. Her students' success demonstrate that they truly "believe in the future of agriculture".
6 Students Received FFA Jackets at PA Farm Show
Recently sold and finished 6 Market hogs
|Farm Show Success!|
The growth and commitment to preparing the next generation of agriculturalists is eveident at Big Valley FFA! Congratulations on being named the March, Teach Ag! Program of the Month!