We did it!!!!
The Macomb School Board voted unanimous to approve an Agriculture Eduacation Program for the 2015-2016 school year on November 17, 2014. Check out this article from the McDonough County Voice!
Why do we need Agriculture Education at MHS?
Our community has a lot of employment opportunities in the Agriculture industry; and we want to provide our students with a convenient on-site educational experience that will prepare our future graduates for these careers.
We also know that because science is such an important part of a student’s high school curriculum, adding in several agriculture classes that students can take to expand their knowledge in plant and animal science will potentially influence and encourage a college and career path post-high school.
A full-time agriculture education program at MHS will also allow the district to have an active FFA Chapter. This extracurricular opportunity will grow our students into professional leaders, speakers, and businessmen; plus provide scholarships, networking, and experiences that will plant a seed for each member’s future.
Courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau