BASIC STUDENT / MEMBER INFORMATION
The La Grange FFA is an extracurricular organization. This means that if you are enrolled in an ag science class you are not required to join this organization. It is however strongly recommended that you become a member and explore the opportunities offered.
The FFA is an agriculturally oriented organization which offers a number of activities to participate in during the school year. Some of the activities most commonly participated in include:
** Livestock Projects -- involves raising animals such as cattle, poultry, pigs, goats, rabbits, or sheep. These projects are then usually exhibited at livestock shows locally or across the state.
** Judging Contests -- involves the comparison and selection of livestock or poultry. Teams test
their skill against those from other schools at various fairs and contests.
** Leadership Training & Contests -- involves the ability to properly conduct meetings, present
speeches, and show a knowledge of the FFA.
** Fundraisers -- events which require the help of members to earn money for the FFA Chapter to
pay for planned activities and entry fees.
** Membership Fees -- there is a $25 membership fee required to be a member of the La Grange FFA. This fee gives you the privilege of participating in all FFA activities in accordance with school eligibility. You may join at the first announced meeting of the new school year.
** FFA Meetings -- you will be required to attend regular meetings when called during the school year. The date and times of these meetings will posted in school announcements and on flyers in hallways.
** Questions -- if you have any questions regarding the La Grange FFA please call and leave a message at (979) 968-4840. We will return your call as soon as possible.
We Are the FFA -- Intro Video
AG SCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Welcome To The Classroom of Mr. Klump -- Agricultural Science
All agricultural science classes are elective full year courses. The following information identifies the title of the course and some of the major topic areas studied within the course.
Each class is a full year course
AGSC 101 / 102 -- Intro to Ag & Applied Ag
Importance of Ag in the U.S.
General Knowledge of the FFA
Parliamentary Procedure or How to Conduct Meetings
Basic Plant Science
Basic Animal Science of Plant & Animal Products
Plant Science / Basic Horticulture
Animal Science (breeds & production)
Processing, Grading & Marketing
AGSC 332-H -- Advanced Animal Science
General Livestock Management
Livestock Body Systems
Skeletal & Muscular
Circulatory, Respiratory, & Nervous
Digestive (Feeds & Feeding)
Endocrine & Reproductive
Gestation & Parturition
Surgical Methods & Procedures
Diseases & Parasites
AGSC 361 -- Landscaping
Steps of the Landscaping Process
Principles of Landscape Design
Client Interviews & Base Maps
Scaling & Symbolism
Landscape Structure ID
Landscape Plant ID
Landscape Install & Maintenance
Final Design Projects
AGSC 381 -- Wildlife Management
Benefits & History of Wildlife in the U.S.
Federal & State Agencies
Federal & State Wildlife Law
Hunter / Outdoor Education & Safety
Freshwater & Saltwater Fish
Bird ID, Biology & Management
Migratory Waterfowl & Gamebirds
Whitetail Deer Biology & Management
Game & Non-Game Animal ID, Biology & Management