Buena Park High School Ag Science students and teachers recently hosted "National Teach Ag Day," put on each year by the National Association of Agriculture Educators. A team of nationally-ranked Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers and educators visited the school's farm site and were given a tour by seniors Steven Aguilar and Edelina Reyes. The seminar and live question and answer period were broadcast from the school's ag classroom.
"It was a surreal experience having them here and talking to them," says Steven. "It was an honor to be able to give them a tour of our farm because we're so proud of it but it was awesome to show it off. We really appreciated the chance to have people at that level here at our school".
Urfia Abdul agreed. "It was really cool seeing all the national officers and being able to talk to them personally," she says. "I learned a lot and it was also cool being able to show everyone what we have here at Buena Park."
National Teach Ag Day is a component of the National Teach Ag Campaign, an initiative to bring attention to the career of agricultural education, get students thinking about a possible career in agricultural education, and to support current agricultural educators in their careers.
After the event, senior Edelina Reyes said she is sure she wants to become an ag teacher. Edelina has been extremely involved with the ag science/FFA program and feels ag education should be part of every students' learning experience. We agree!
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