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PRESS (MEDIA) RELEASE
Hickman County Elementary School will be participating in the Seamless Summer Option of National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, HCES will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to all enrolled students for summer enrichment May 20 – 24, 2024. Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.
For more information, you may call Lindsey Cunningham at 270.653.2341 or e-mail at [email protected].

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Online Form (AD-3027) found online at How to file a Complaint, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Agriculture (FFA)

Agriculture (FFA)

COURSE 5030         INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURE AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

Grade Level: 9-10

This course introduces students to the various segments of the agricultural industry.  Agricultural caree opportunities will be emphasized.  Basic animal science, plant and land science, and agricultural mechanics skills will be introduced.  The selection and planning of a supervised agricultural experience program and related record keeping will be presented.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Students will receive personal guidance and counseling with preparatory instructional program selection.

COURSE 5040            AGRI-SCIENCE

Grade Level: 10-11

Agri-science introduces the scientific agricultural approach to animal science and selection, plant and land science, and agricultural mechanics.  Agricultural career opportunities will be emphasized in each class.  Laboratory experiences relating to basic and current technology will be part of the program.  Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program and keep appropriate records.

COURSE 5050       CROP TECHNOLOGY & AGRIBUSINESS

Grade Level: 11-12            Prerequisite: One other agricultural class

Crop Technology instruction concentrates on the production practices and current biotechnological applications of more agriculture crops.  Hands-on experiences will be emphasized.  Instruction will include variety selection, seed bed preparation, fertilization, pes, weed and disease control, harvesting, and marketing crops.  Current biotechnological applications may be included.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Each student will be expected to have an agricultural experience program.

COURSE 5045      LANDSCAPING AND TURF MANAGEMENT w/NURSERY/ORCHARD TECHNOLOGY

Grade Level:  10-12          Prerequisite:  One other agriculture class

This course combines landscaping and turf management curriculum.  The material includes identification of landscape plants and their characteristics, site evaluation, site design, calculation of materials needed, costs for bidding, and installing landscape plans.  Landscape plant maintenance will also be presented.  Selection, culture and management of turf species used for lawns, golf courses, athletic fields and erosion control may also be included.  Content may be enhanced by utilizing appropriate technology.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program. Including:  This course will provide instruction in production practices for container and field-grown nursery stock; identification, function, growing requirements, hardiness, problems and methods of different landscape plant materials; propagating and growing evergreens/deciduous plants; and the operation of garden centers and nurseries.  Principles of home and commercial fruit production may also be included.

COURSE 5060 AGRICULTURE CONSTRUCTION & PLANT/LAND SCIENCE 

Grade Level:  10-12           Prerequisite:  One other agriculture class 

Prepares students to construct and maintain agricultural structures and equipment.  Develops basic skills such as:  tool identification, interpreting plans, calculating a bill of materials, electrification, carpentry, welding, metal fabrication, plumbing, and masonry.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate computer applications.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program. Including: Class develops basic scientific knowledge and skills pertaining to management of the land and its effects of food and fiber production, the environment, and the quality of life.  The relationship of land to plant growth will be emphasized.  Plant composition, reproduction, growth, and current biotechnological advances will be included.

 COURSE 5070      GREENHOUSE TECHNOLOGY

Grade Level:  10-12               Prerequisite:  One other agriculture class

Greenhouse Technology provides instruction in greenhouse structures and greenhouse environment regulations.  Plan growth and development and propagation are included as well as production and maintenance of bedding and container produced plants.  Fundamental principles of vegetable production and commercial production of vegetable crops may be included.  Content may be enhanced with appropriate technology.  Leadership development will be provided through FFA.  Each student will be expected to have a supervised agricultural experience program.

 COURSE 5000 & 5001          CAREER COOPERATIVE - No longer available

 Grade Level: 12

 5000 -1 hour                  5001 - 2 hours

Work based learning experiences. This class is open to seniors who are enrolled in agricultural,  business or family & consumer science programs. A student may earn 1 or 2 credits depending on the work situation. The coop will be approved on an individual basis. Students will be required to be on a job site for 1 or 2 hours per day, 5days a week. Students must be enrolled in a senior level appropriate vocational course for consideration in this co-op program. FFA, FBLA or FCCLA membership is an integral part of this program.