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Agriscience Defined

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									A Presentation by Bell Community Services, Inc. 501(c)(3)




           Urban Agriscience


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                                                                          Mission
       FARMY builds “gateways” that provide urban and minority students with
                    access to the agribusiness career marketplace.
     Starting in high school, each gateway advances to create 5 levels of support
     over a 10-year period to facilitate career success in the agribusiness industry.




    Level 1                             5 Levels of Support
  An Urban              Level 2                                      Level 5
                                       Level 3       Level 4
 Agriscience          A Legacy
 Pilot Project                           Post      Skilled        Agribusiness
                      Program
                                       Secondary Labor Pool          Career
   High School
    Students                                        Non-College
                                                                    Success
                       High School
                        Students                    High School
  Teacher Support                        College     Graduates    College Graduates
      System                             Students
                      3 High Schools
Community Advisory                                                Early Career
                        Urban FFA
      Council
                         Chapters
6 Urban Agriscience                                               Development
       Clubs                                                                            2
                                                                Concept
Students in a gateway are invited to enter a diversity pipeline, where they are
            required to actively pursue new skills and knowledge.
   Those who make satisfactory progress developing key career skills move
     through this pipeline over 3 learning periods, toward career success.




  Level 1                     Diversity Pipeline
                  Level 2                                      Level 5
                              Level 3       Level 4
                Period 1       Period 2
                                              Period 3      Agribusiness
                                                               Career
         High School          College     Early Career
                                                              Success
                                         Skilled
                               Post
                                       Labor Pool
                 Legacy      Secondary
Pilot Project                                              Early Career
                 Program
                                                           Development            3
                   7 Career Pathways




   We seek to
     develop
    educators,
   supervisors,
 managers and
  executives for
the agribusiness
  marketplace.
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                              Educational Challenges
                                                                            According to
                                                                            Study Funded
                                                                                 By




 • Negative Student Stereotypes
    • Many students have a narrow, unfavorable view of agribusiness
    • Careers are often perceived as unattractive (hard, dirty, risky work)
• Negative College Program Stereotypes
    • Students are thought of as “nice rural kids,” but lack a global perspective
    • Executives voice displeasure with the quality of students Some Commission
                                                                             Members
• Decline in Traditional Student Pool
• Attracting Non -Traditional Target Audiences

   Source: National Food and Agribusiness Management Education Commission
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                                                       Level 1


FARMY supports communities, students, and
teachers at 3 high schools in selected counties that
seek to start an agribusiness education program.
  •   Teachers must join professional organizations.

FARMY provides the following support, to
compliment the state-funded CTE program:               Level

  •   A Community Advisory Council                      1

  •   Local Competitions for Urban Agriscience Clubs

  •   A 7-point teacher support system


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                                               Teacher Support

                                  Certification
                                                                           FARMY
                                                                         establishes
                      Interns                      Mentors            a 7-Point Teacher
                                                                       Support System
                                                                      for each teacher.
  A Central
Support Center
administers this                     Central
   system                         Support Center

                   Awards                               Mini-Grants




                            Meetings         Stipends


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                                          Certification

                                                   FARMY pays for
               Certification                       courses required
                                                     to become a
                                                       certified
   Interns                      Mentors               agriculture
                                                        teacher


                  Central
               Support Center

Awards                               Mini-Grants




         Meetings         Stipends


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                                                   Mentors

               Certification



   Interns                      Mentors            FARMY recruits
                                                     mentors who
                                                    help students
                                                      with career
                  Central                          plans and serve
               Support Center                       as agriscience
Awards                               Mini-Grants     club advisors




         Meetings         Stipends


                                                                9
                                           Mini-Grants

               Certification



   Interns                      Mentors




                  Central
               Support Center

Awards                               Mini-Grants   FARMY provides
                                                     mini-grants to
                                                    teachers to pay
                                                     direct costs of
                                                   student activities
         Meetings         Stipends


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                                                   Stipends

               Certification



   Interns                      Mentors




                  Central
               Support Center

Awards                               Mini-Grants




                                              FARMY pays stipends
         Meetings         Stipends                to teachers for
                                             performing special work
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                              Informational Meetings

                                   Certification



                        Interns                     Mentors




                                      Central
                                   Support Center

                    Awards                               Mini-Grants




   FARMY provides
videos and presenters        Meetings         Stipends
   for meetings with
        parents                                                        12
                                                 Teacher Awards

                                Certification



                    Interns                       Mentors




                                   Central
                                Support Center
    FARMY        Awards                               Mini-Grants
 conducts the
     Urban
 Agriscience
Teacher of The
Year Award to             Meetings         Stipends
  recognize
   teachers                                                         13
                                                 College Interns

                                Certification


FARMY recruits
  agriscience       Interns                      Mentors

 interns from
 college who
   serve as
                                   Central
    teacher                     Support Center
  assistants.
                 Awards                               Mini-Grants




                          Meetings         Stipends


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                                                    Evaluation



                  Promotions          Evaluation
                  Work Group          Work Group




• Reviews andAgribusiness Employment Trends Trends
  Researches Reports Agribusiness Employment

• Publishes theAnnual Report to theReport to the Community
            an Annual Agriscience Community

                  Fundraising          Technology
                  Work Group           Work Group




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                                              Technology



                 Promotions           Evaluation
                 Work Group           Work Group




• Audits Database Management and Information Systems
  Advises Students Regarding Technology Issues

• Develops and Manages the Project Website
  Assists Students with Website Development

                 Fundraising          Technology
                 Work Group           Work Group




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                                                    Promotions



                 Promotions           Evaluation
                 Work Group           Work Group




• Encourages School Board to Create Ag Ag Teacher Position
• Encourages the School Board to Create Teacher Position

• Promotes Agribusiness Careers to Students and Parents
  Solicits Support from Parents

                 Fundraising           Technology
                 Work Group            Work Group




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                                               Fundraising



                 Promotions           Evaluation
                 Work Group           Work Group




• Recruits Sponsors to Partners
           Fundraising Fund Schools and Programs

• Develops Urban Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award
           Public Relations Campaigns

                 Fundraising           Technology
                 Work Group            Work Group




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                                      Agriscience Clubs


High school students are invited by their teachers to
join Urban Agriscience Clubs, where they compete
for recognition in local competitions that
demonstrate key agribusiness career skills.

    •   Debate Teams
    •   Public Speaking Teams
    •   Video Production Teams
    •   Newsletter Publishing Teams
    •   Website Development Teams
    •   Quiz Show Teams
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                                                  Key Career Skills


                                                                                                          y
          Interpersonal Communications Skills
                           Critical Thinking Skills                                                       y

                                      Writing Skills                                                  y

Knowledge of General Business Management                                                              y

                      Quantitative Analysis Skills                                                y

        Cultural/Gender Awareness/Sensitivity                                                 y

                          Oral Presentation Skills                                            y

                                   Computer Skills                                        y

        Knowledge of Accounting and Finance                                           y

                  Intern/Coop Work Experience                                     y

              Knowledge of International Trade                                y

Source: National Food and Agribusiness Mgmt Education Commission, Executive Survey 2004                   20
                                                                       Level 2


FARMY supports high school students and teachers
who have formed new agricultural education
programs from a FARMY pilot project.

      • Schools Form New Agriscience Programs
          New Ag Education Teacher Positions
          New Agriscience Courses at High School
          New Urban FFA Chapters
          Supervised Agriscience Experiences (SAE)

FARMY provides the following support:
  •   FARMY Finds Sponsors to Support Urban & Minority FFA Chapters.
  •   FARMY Recommends Students for State & National Competitions.
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                                 Existing FFA Chapters


At Level 2, FARMY compliments and expands existing FFA chapters.
     • The FARMY Agribusiness Focus Attracts More Students.
     • The FARMY Agribusiness Focus Attracts More Sponsors.

FARMY provides:
 •   Greater Teacher Resources
 •   More Options for Students
 •   More Agribusiness Industry Linkages




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                                                    CASE Curriculum


At Level 2, FARMY supports the certification of high school
teachers, students and programs in the CASE curriculum.
      • CASE is a new science-based sequence of agricultural courses
      • CASE is a more suitable model for urban students
                                                                The National Council for
Sequence of courses:                                             Agricultural Education
  •   Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  •   Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant
  •   Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal
  •   Animal and Plant Biotechnology
  •   Food Science and Safety
  •   Agricultural Business, Research and Development                                 23
                                                 Level 3


FARMY supports college students from
selected counties who are enrolled in
Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness
Management Programs.

 • FARMY Industry Review Council Attends
   MANRRS National Conferences

     •   Rates College Students – 7 Key Skills
     •   Reviews Co-Curricular Activities
     •   Evaluates Team Experiences



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                                                     Level 4


FARMY supports high school graduates from
selected counties who go directly into the skilled
labor workforce after high school.


• FARMY Provides Fee-Based Services
    • Career Counseling Program
    • Career Plan Review




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                                                      Phase 5
                                                       Level


FARMY supports college graduates from
selected counties during their first 3 years of
employment to achieve specific milestones.


 • FARMY Provides Fee-Based Services
      •   Career Counseling Program
      •   Employment Trends Monthly Newsletter
      •   Annual FARMY Alumni Networking Conference




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                                        Diversity Pipeline 1


Students who join an urban agriscience club or an
FFA chapter in high school are invited into the
diversity pipeline, where they must participate in . . .

  • A College Fair (Nat’l Assn. College Admissions Counseling)
       Interact with College Admissions Representatives
       Learn Admissions and Financial Aid Requirements
       Get Information About Various Ag Ed Programs


  • An SAE (Supervised Agriscience    Experiences)   Program
       Students Exhibit Agriscience Projects
       Judges Evaluate Technical Skills

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                                        Diversity Pipeline 2


Students who go to college after high school
remain in the diversity pipeline, where they must
attend . . .

    • MANRRS National Conferences
         Demonstrate Key Career Skills
         Attend Workshops and Conferences

    • Agricultural Sciences Career Fairs & Expos (University Sponsored)
        Prepare and Present Agriscience Experience Profiles
        Prepare Company Profiles from Exhibitor Websites
        Prepare a Career Opportunities List for Selected Exhibitors

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                                      Diversity Pipeline 3


Individuals who go directly into the workforce
after high school remain in the diversity pipeline.
These individuals must participate in . . .

     • Career Guidance Activities
         Compensation Benchmarking
         Career Guidance Assessments
         Registration on Ag Career Spotter

    • Online Career Seminars
    • State-Funded Career Centers
    • FARMY Online Book Club (Reading Lists and Newsletters)
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                                                               Sponsorships


•   Project Website Development                                      •   Central Support Center
•   Visits to University Campuses                                    •   Promotional Materials




             •   Urban Agriscience Clubs                   •   Teacher Stipends
        •   Urban Agriscience Awards Luncheon       •   Teacher of the Year Award




                                  •   Urban and Minority FFA Chapters
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                                                    Occupational Groups
     Annual Agriscience
                                                                Agricultural and Forestry Production
      Job Openings
                                                                                           16%
         52,000

 Management and Business
               46%                                                                                                13%
                                                                                          Education, Communication
                                                                                                       Government




                                                                                            25%
                                                                         Scientific and Engineering
Source: Employment Opportunities For College Graduates in the U. S. Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resources System 2005 - 2010 - USDA
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                                          Types of Occupations
         Sample Agribusiness Occupations

• Agri-Marketing                                  • Merchandising Rep
  Specialist
                                                  • Legislative Specialist
• Agricultural Loan
  Officer                                         • Agricultural Products
                                                    Buyer
• Agricultural
  Commodity Broker • Branch Manager

• Production       • Agricultural Economist
   Supervisor                                     • Appraiser
Source: The University of Georgia Career Center
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                                          Types of Occupations
         Sample Agribusiness Occupations

• Claims Adjuster                                 • Commodities (Stocks)
• State Government                                • Agricultural Salesperson
• Sales                                           • Human Resources
  Representative                                    Assistant
• Senior Marketing                                • Benefits Specialist
  Officer
                                                  • Real Estate Developer
• Warehouse Mgr.
                                                  • Insurance Adjuster
Source: The University of Georgia Career Center
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                                              Agribusiness

 Agribusinesses process, distribute and market food and fiber
products, supply inputs needed for agriculture production, and
  manage agricultural production. Agribusiness majors learn
economic principles and strategies for agribusiness marketing
                      and management.


    Students learn decision making skills for agribusiness
    management, finance, marketing, sales, processing,
    manufacturing, transportation and international trade.


                University of Georgia Career Center
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                             Future of Agriculture

Agriculture’s future is and will continue to be shaped
                    by technology.

 One challenge will be in preparing a workforce with
the fundamental science, mathematics and technical
     skills needed to use emerging technologies.

Another will be in the education of a non-agricultural
                       society.
   AgroKnowledge National Center for Agriscience and Technology
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                                      Contact Us
If you are interested in being a:
  Community Support Group           Project Sponsor
  Member of Mentoring Team          School Sponsor

          Bell Community Services, Inc.
                  (501(c)(3)
                 St. Louis, MO



                (314) 983-2350
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