2016 PA FFA Career Development Event SUCCESS

Our Mission at Manheim Central School District is:  To prepare responsible citizens who are lifelong learners.

Our FFA members shined in exhibiting their career skills at

CDE competitions at the 2016 PA FFA Activities Week.  

Three FFA CDE teams are headed to National FFA competitions this fall:

1st Place Farm Business Mgt Team will compete at National FFA Convention:  Vanessa Horning (first place individual), Kyle Burrichter, Steph Balmer and Holly Musser.  Emily Witmer-alternate team member

FARM BUS MGT 1ST TEAM

1st Place Ag Sales Team will compete at National FFA Convention: Tony Stoltzfus (first place individual), Kole Hollinger, Mattie Gibble and Megan Swope.  Danielle Fittery-alternate team member

AG SALES 1ST TEAM

2nd Place Horse Evaluation Team will compete at the Big E FFA competition: Emily Leibley, Adrianna Strait, Carley Sheppard and Rebecca Keppley.  Skyler Anderson-alternate team member

HORSE EVAL 2ND TEAM

4th place Ag Technology and Mech Systems Team– Josiah Heisey (2nd place individual) , Corey Fisher, Alec Hess, Chris Ill

Ag Mech

4th Place Small Gas Engine Team:  Craig McKee and Jared Groff

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Livestock Judging Team:  Julianna Gingrich, Corryn Wolgemuth, Jacob Oberholtzer, Hunter Hawkins

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MC Ag Student Career Exploration & Service Learning OPPORTUNITIES

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Cindy Myers guided our students through the 7 acres of greenhouses at Aris Horticulture in Smoketown, PA.

Manheim brough waste water facility

Career Exploration:  Manheim borough waste water facility tour with Mr. Fenicle

Service Learning: Lancaster County Conservation District and Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance

Service Learning: Lancaster County Conservation District and Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance

Mznheim FFA Children’s Farm Show Ag Literacy Exhibit at the Manheim Farm Show.

Students learn about SUNY Cobleskill. http://www.cobleskill.edu/home2.asp

Career Exploration: Students learn about SUNY Cobleskill.

Mr. Kirby tells our AP ES students about N-P-K

Career Exploration:  Mr. Kirby , Kirby Agri, shows our AP ES students how N-P-K is used to grow our food.

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Career Exploration:  Mr. Obetz , Worley and Obetz, explains the benefits of renewable fuels

A lesson in IPM from Sue at Hendrick’s Greenhouse and Florist in Lititz

CASE: AFNR and NRE Curriculum

Agriculture Education students at Manheim Central are learning about agriculture in an inquiry science way in their new CASE curriculum ag classes.

 

CASE:  Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education,  classes provide a high level of educational experiences to students to enhance the rigor and relevance of agriculture, food, and natural resources (AFNR) and natural resources and ecology (NRE)subject matter. Besides elevating the rigor of AFNR knowledge and skills, CASE provides purposeful enhancement of science, mathematics, and English language understanding.  http://www.case4learning.org/

Mrs. Anderson and Mrs.Seibert attended Ag Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) and Natural Resources and Ecology (NRE) CASE Institute training, respectively,  to gain new inquiry based science teaching methods and AgriScience content. The CASE NRE curriculum is our new required 9th grade Environment, Ecology course.

Students learn agriscience concepts by learning then applying their new academic knowledge to vocational career possibilities.

Green Elements Center: Thanks to PP & L, Monsanto, DEP and McFEE

The Honors Ag Sci class students have been busy all fall working on the new Green Elements Center.  Environmental and ag science curriculum grants to our Ag-Ed Program from PP & L, Monsanto, PA DEP and McFEE were used  to sponsor the construction and planting of the “Living Roof’ , a solar panel, a wind turbine and green energy teaching equipment.   The supplier of the Sedum plants for the roof, Creek Hill Nursery in Manheim, gave our students horticulture industry training on installing the trays.