There’s one guiding principle to Plainview High School’s agriculture program: it’s hands on. Rather than relying on textbook lessons, Mr. Kment subscribes to the FFA philosophy of learning by doing.
Working with the science and math departments, the ag program teaches students how agriculture affects everyone. Whether it’s learning about different animal systems or how to calculate food rations, students have the opportunity to take what they learn in their core subjects and apply it to real-world situations in the ag shop.
As Mr. Kment likes to say, “in Plainview, everyone is involved in agriculture in one way or another,” so it’s no surprise that the small, close-knit community takes on every opportunity to support the school’s ag education program. From donations to live demonstrations and career exploration, local farmers help students understand the long-term applications of what what they’re learning.