AgriScience Exploration 7th grade 2007-2008
Instructor – Mrs. Sally W. Shomo • 26 years of teaching experience • Proud to be a VT Hokie! • Favorite place to visit – Bar Harbor, Maine • Favorite food – crabmeat, shrimp and french fries • Hobbies…VT Football, bicycling, reading, cooking, shopping, traveling • Favorite thing to teach…the importance of Agriculture! • Family…husband and two sons • This summer I participated in lots of educational conferences with other agricultural educators across the nation…in Ohio, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Warsaw and Blacksburg, VA!
What are we going to do for 12 weeks? What is expected of me in class? Classroom Routines and procedures. Becoming Oriented to AgriScience Exploration
What is Agriculture? What is AgriScience? How does it all effect me? Will I be involved in agriculture? Sustainability… Recognizing the Importance of Agriculture/AgriScience.
Learn why forestry is so important in Virginia. Learn to identify forest trees common to Augusta County! Exploring the Field of Foresty
Importance of animals to agriculture Agricultural Literacy Meat Animal Industry Small Companion Animals Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare Exploring Animal Science
Apply safe practices Identify and use basic hand tools Learn how to measure Make a project – * bluebird house * butterfly house Introducing Basic Laboratory Skills
And finally…the FFA! • Learn more about the best youth organization in the world! • Get involved in FFA CDE’s and activities… • Identify the many opportunities in the FFA… • Learn, learn, learn…
For more information… • Visit the BMMS school website • www.augusta.k12.va.us/beverleymanorms • Click on Departments: AgriScience • Created by: Sally W. Shomo • August 2007