The audience for this course is:
The goal of this curriculum is to build environmental literacy as it relates to agricultural production among future farmers and the educators that work within this field. The objective, scientifically-sound curriculum is for secondary students (career and technical centers, grades 9-12). It goes beyond simply sharing information and providing outreach to require students to problem-solve, think critically, have a systems approach, as budding farmers, and embody environmental stewardship with their management decisions.
By taking this course, students will learn:
Topics include: watersheds, reading the soil, soil management practices, nutrient management planning, precision agricultural technology tools, agricultural and environmental policy, and a case study. Each unit is complete with lectures, activities, scoring rubrics, proficiency standards, and field trips which helps make the curriculum widely accessible and adaptable to agricultural educators and their students. Students will learn practical, responsible agricultural management that minimizes impacts on water resources. Through completing this curriculum, educators can receive industry-recognized credentials from the Vermont Agency of Education (VAOE). We encourage all educators taking part in the implementing the curriculum to provide feedback and send additional resources they may be using to add to this resource library.
For more information or to enroll please contact:
Heather Darby, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lindsey Ruhl, email@example.com, and Catherine Davidson, firstname.lastname@example.org.