Instructor: Matthew Dragon - View Matthew Dragon's profile
The Agricultural Technology program exposes students to the career and post-secondary education opportunities connected with the region’s rapidly growing farm and food economy. Students focus on plant, soil, and animal sciences through classroom and experiential learning in the program’s shop and field facilities. The technical aspects of farming including equipment operation and maintenance, electrical systems, innovative design, welding and fabrication are skills that students develop. Students learn the essentials of farm business management including the application of renewable energy to lower farm expenses. Throughout the program, students utilize scientific and project-based methods to gain insight into the solutions for pressing local and global environmental concerns.
7 Available Credits:
- 1 embedded Science credit.
- 1 English credit.
- 5 Program credits.
Note: The Agricultural Technology program’s Market Garden is a brand new undertaking that brings experiential learning and collaboration out of the classroom and into the community. Working in partnership with the Farm to School Coordinator, the food grown in these raised beds will be used in the cafeterias of OSSU. The Agricultural Technology students are responsible for planning, planting, maintaining, harvesting, pricing, and marketing their produce. In the photo above, Ag. Tech. and Culinary Arts students as well as students from Randolph Elementary, work together to plant cold hardy greens seedlings.