Introduction to Agriculture class is getting revved up to create masterpieces in their woodworking unit.
Introduction to Agriculture class is getting revved up to create masterpieces in their woodworking unit. They are currently creating flashcards for Tool Identification. Each student will pass a safety test on each power tool before being allowed to run that tool. They have chosen a layered woodworking plan for an animal of their choice. Beings this class meets half time; our goal is to have their project completed by Christmas. This class currently has Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE’s) projects in hydroponics, swine production, plant/herb production and several placement projects.
Ag Mechanics class has been stick welding (Shielded Metal Arc Welding – SMAW) to their hearts content for the past two weeks. They are trying to get a half inch piece of metal to the thickness of three inches by building a weld on top of a weld in a crisscross pattern. Next week they will begin wire feed welding (Gas Metal Arc Welding- GMAW). Once they feel comfortable with the wire feed technique they will begin a horseshoe project of their choice. A huge THANK YOU to Reggie Robertson from R&N Hide and Furs for donating a significant amount of metal to the Ag Department. Your generous donation is much appreciated.
Foundations of Agriculture class just finished a Demonstration Unit. Each student demonstrated a different Ag related topic. There were topics from the purpose of milk replacer to tagging calves and from soil testing to rope making. They all did a great job. Last Friday both the Ag Mechanics class and Foundations to Ag class took a tour south of town on one of the controlled burn plots. The presenter was Dr. Ben Geaumont. He explained the history of burns and the benefits it has on the grasslands.