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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ag Ed Life, death and pH

Students use labquest to check the pH of soil to determine if pH is a cause of plant death.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Ag Ed 1

Ag Ed 1 class do pH readings on seven different products to determine where it is an acid or base.  Students use lab quest electronic devices to chart the readings

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Trick or Treating for Canned Goods

Halloween night the West Marshall FFA Chapter trick or treated for canned goods.  The Chapter collected over 300 items for the Community Food Bank in State Center.  The Chapter would like to Thank all the generous donations.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

WM FFA Fruit Sales

FFA members have been selling fruit, meat, cheese and popcorn the last two weeks.  Sales will end Monday.  If you have not been contacted yet let one of the FFA members know or call the high school at 483-2136.  Thanks

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ag Ed 1 doing a CASE Measure Me Lab

The Ag Ed 1 Class works with the CASE Curriculum with Activity 3.1.2 Measure Me. Students use equipment to measure mass, density and volume in developing lab skills.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Senator Harkin speaking at WFP

Senator Harkin talks to students at World Food Prize

Childs attends World Food Prize

Dylan Childs and Mr Carolan attend the World Food Prize this week in Des Moines.  Speakers include dignitaries like Tony Blair. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

West Marshall AgEd Dept receives STEM Grant

The West Marshall AgEd Department is excited to announce that we will once again receive a Iowa STEM Scale-up Grant for 2013-2014. The grant provides funds for curriculum , training, and materials for the (CASE) Curriculum in Ag Science Education.  Currently funds from 2012-2013 grant funded a new curriculum in Ag Ed 1 that focus on (AFNR) Agriscience Food and Natural Resources.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ag Ed II Students work on Interest in Agriculture Speeches

The Ag Ed II students are working on the communication skills this week in class.  Students were to start by writing a five minute speech about an interest they have in the Agriculture Industry.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Survey of Animal Industry

The Survey to Animal Industry Class is a concurrent enrollment with Ellsworth Community College. Students enrolled receive both high school and college credit while enrolling in this class during their junior or senior year.
Student work on conformation diagrams during one of the labs held during this class.

North Central District FFA Greenhand Fire-up

Twelve members of the West Marshall FFA Chapter recently attended the North Central District Greenhand Fire-up at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.  These new members of the FFA learned about opportunities in the FFA and learned valuable leadership skills that can help them be successful in their future.

North Central District Soils CDE

The West Marshall FFA Chapter had five FFA members participate in the North Central District Soil Judging Career Development Event at Ellsworth Community College on September 25.  Alex Schaper judges a soil pit for productivity as one of the activities during the event.  Other members participating were Jared Johnson, Ben Newhouse, Garrett Nichols, and Jake Goecke.


Ag Ed 2 Soil Profiles

The Ag Ed 2 class recently finished a unit on Soils.  Student preform a lab creating a soil profile using soil profile tubes and soil from around the school.

Ag Ed 1 Learning the Power of Expression in Public Speeches

The Ag Ed 1 Class this year is being introduced to a new curriculum called CASE: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.  This year a variety of topics from Career Exploration, Communication Skills, Animal Science, Plant Science and Ag mechanics will be presented to the Ag Ed 1 students.

CASE Lesson 2.1.2: Speak from the Heart
Students use children books to learn the power of expression in giving a public speech

Happenings in the West Marshall AgEd/FFA

West Marshall FFA Chapter recently worked with Culver's of Marshalltown in the Thanking America's Farmers