Ag programs prepare high school students for college and workforce

Seven Jena High FBLA students recently qualified to compete at nationals after winning awards in five competitions at the 2015 FBLA State Leadership Conference in Lafayette.
As Louisiana educators try to prepare students for a growing number of careers in seemingly divergent fields — science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, and mechanical trades — agriculture could provide common ground for training the state’s workforce of the future. High school agriculture programs consist of courses in ag sciences, basic mechanics and leadership as well as FFA chapters.
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