(PDF with photos) May 1, 2018 - Caroline County Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers and instructor Jodi Callahan hosted future agriculture educators from Penn State University (PSU) on Saturday, April 29. The group from Penn State was able to visit the Caroline Career and Technology Center (CCTC) Outdoor Agricultural Learning Facility and the agriculture classroom.
PSU students were introduced to the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) program taught by Callahan at CCTC. Callahan and the students shared the importance of strong community support, active program advisory committees, and good communication between teachers, the administration, and the board of education.
The highlight of the visit was showing the PSU students the Outdoor Agriculture Learning Facility. The facility, built in the spring of 2016, allows students enrolled in CCTC’s animal-focused agriculture education program to get the hands-on experience called for in the curriculum.
Jodi shared, “I loved hearing my students tell our guests how the program has impacted them. It was also great to hear the guests say that our CASE Animal program is one of the best they have seen because of all the hands-on experiences we offer the students.”