To the Editor:
Congratulations to the Fairmont school district for approving an agricultural education program. In honor of National Teach Ag Day on March 15, here's a glimpse of how Ag Ed's three core tenants - rigor, relevance and relationships - will benefit your students, and ultimately your community, for years to come.
Agricultural education is diverse. The wide range of classes students will be able to take prepare them for many careers within the industry. These courses will provide a rigorous course load and challenge a student's mindset, stretching them beyond their usual limits. Ag Ed will provide practical, relevant applications to concepts addressed in other classes, reinforced in the classroom and in the field. Students will forge connections, not only through cooperative efforts in the classroom, but also through leadership development activities across the nation, fostering relationships that will last a lifetime.
Fairmont High School will provide its students with an amazing opportunity to learn and grow both in and out of the classroom through the implementation of an agricultural education program.
You have the support of the agricultural community behind you. Best of luck as you continue to invest in students' futures.
sophomore, Ag Education
University of Minnesota