EUGENE, Ore. -- Roseburg High School's variation of agriculture course is one of many career technical education (CTE) courses the school provides for their students.
Angela Chenoweth, the agriculture education instructor and Future Farmers of America (FFA) adviser, teaches the course. She said their program is based on preparing their students for career readiness. The students learn about forestry, animal, vet and plant sciences.
"We work really hard to teach kids the basics of careers, leadership, business, marketing and also the hands-on curriculum," Chenoweth said. "So learning how to test soils, learning how to grow the plants, what are the conditions the plants are going to strive under and not thrive under?"
In October 2018, the students worked in the greenhouse, building planter boxes and tables and putting in the plumbing systems.
From the beginning of the year to now, the students have been planting seeds for their big spring sale.
"Agriculture is definitely something that's a part of my life, and I will definitely continue it as well," student Colby Fairbaira said.
The proceeds from the sale go back into the greenhouse, developing the program, and help pay for students to attend the leadership conference.
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