Pendleton High School Agricultural Education Program

[MUSIC] A typical day is very atypical for
an ag teacher. Many times I’m here early in the morning
and I’m staying here late at night. And throughout the day, we’ll do anything
from be in the classroom, learning, reading, doing creative inquiry projects
We’ve met being our fabrication shop. Working on different types of wood or
metal projects. We may be actually out in the field or
in the forest doing plant collections. We’ll be out sustainable farm. Planning, harvesting, plenty for next season doing all types of salt
concentration projects in our green house. We are always planning and
getting ready for a plant sale. We do so many activities [MUSIC] That is where we take our plants
that we are going to transplant. Some plants aren’t able to start out
straight into the ground because of just all sorts of weather conditions
that aren’t suitable for the plant. So we’ll start with them in the green
house, and then once it warms up and once they are sustainable out here, we’ll move them from the pots
in the green house and we’ll plant them into
the raised beds out here. Insects squats land or go down in
there to there is access to water and a little bit of acid. One real interesting quality about an
agriculture education program is that we have agriculture projects known as
supervised agricultural experiences. And a lot of my students while still in
high school will do community service. Our community-type activities as
part of their agriculture project. Now we’ve had students that have
actually gone at re-beautified homes for people, that have actually gone
at doing remodelling work, that have anything from simple as
keeping the side of the road clean. So our students are very
active in our community. [MUSIC] Mr. has turkeys at his house, and he will raise and
he will bring the eggs in the school. And we will incubate them and
have in school. And then, after, I think it’s
about 30 days, they’ll hatch and we’ll put them into the for
around six weeks. And after they reach a certain size,
we’ll either, Give them away or sell them to help
raise money for the egg program here.>>See signs of a healthy
bird would be alert eyes, see how alert his eyes are,
no any type of scars. [MUSIC]
>>We grow a variety of things, we grow peppers, Corn. We also grow blackberries and blueberries,
which is actually pretty interesting. We planted them on a slope, and
we kinda terraced the area. It helps with soil conservation. That way when the rain comes, or
Water is running down the hill. It slows it down, and so
there’s less soil being eroded.>>My motivation,
my inspiration is my students. We are like a family. I’ve seen two generations of students
come through thyuis program. I keep up with them. I call and check on them I’m always
inviting my former students come back and be a part of our chapter, we basically
build a legacy here, a legacy of leadership, a legacy of profesionalism and
my students they give it all, they give 110% and that’s what makes me really
want to come in to work every morning.

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