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Agriculture Program

Students and teacher outside of greenhouse
Newark Valley Agriculture
In the Newark Valley Agriculture program, students use science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, and creative design to build the world they want for themselves. The program prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in global agriculture, food, fiber, and conservation. Agricultural education instruction is delivered through class and lab work, fieldwork, and educational experiences. 
Classroom/ Laboratory Instruction 
Agriculture Food and Natural Resources (MS &HS)
Environmental Sciences (College credit at T3)
Animal Science (College credit at SUNY Morrisville)
Food Science

Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs 
Five students in barn with cows
Christmas Tree Planting
Bee Keeping
Raising Trout
Starting Seedlings
Planting Fruit Trees
Planting Community Garden
Composting Cafeteria Waste
Field Trips to neighboring farms & colleges

Student Leadership Organizations
National FFA Organization
Afterschool Agriculture Club at Middle School
The successful integration of each of these three components results in a strong program that produces well-rounded individuals who are prepared to be leaders in agriculture, business, and industry.

Agricultural Education is important for our world, it involves more than just teaching students the basics of seed production or how to judge livestock. It provides the opportunity for people to understand that agriculture is not just farming; it's a sustainable way of life.

Newark Valley Centers, Farms and ForestsTwo boys with awards
80-acre campus
Alexander Pond
2 high tower greenhouses

Students can start learning about agriculture as early as in middle school when they can start taking Intro to Agriculture Food and Natural Resources and participate in the 10-week afterschool agriculture club. Students will also get hands-on experience as they participate in the planting of Christmas trees. 

Every year since 2017, students in 6th grade have started planting Christmas Trees in a plot of land owned by the district. These Christmas trees will be trimmed and cared for by the students in the hopes that in 6 years they will be ready to be sold and that proceeds from their sale can go toward scholarships for the class. Since 2017, more than 500 trees have been planted.  
Field Trips
Stoughton Farms
Iron Kettle
T3 Community College

Students who are part of the agriculture program can take part in field trips where they learn about how to propagate plants, animal science, dairy and sheep farming, agricultural tourism, and environmental conservation.

Whether students are interested in fruits and vegetables, milk and meat, tractors and tools, flowers or plants or business and trade Newark Valley can help them cultivate a successful career.  

National FFA Organization
Future Farmers of America chapter was re-instituted at NV in 2017 and is one of only two FFA organizations in Tioga County.
FFA is an intracultural student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success.  

Members of FFA are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields.