opened in 1926, the Marceline Ag Department was open for 31
years until it closed in 1957. Fifty years later, the Marceline R-V
School Board recognized the benefits of this program for the Marceline
students and reinstated the program in 2007. In November of that year,
the Marceline FFA Chapter was Chartered.
of the Marceline R-V agriculture program is to provide a broad education in agriculture
that will develop students into productive, creative, and critically thinking
adults, literate in agriculture. This
program will prepare secondary students for entry level employment and
entrepreneurial positions as well as preparing students for post-secondary
areas of the agriculture program will include, but not limited to: leadership,
animal production, plant production, agricultural construction, agricultural
structures, farm management, agribusiness, and natural resources and
conservation. These courses will provide
students with a broad, well rounded view of agriculture.
involvement in the local FFA program is essential in developing well rounded
students. The FFA program will provide
students with leadership, social, and human relation skills needed for success. The FFA will also create a relationship
between the school and the local community, which essential for total program
will develop student’s decision making ability through active participation in
SAE programs. Observing students’ work
and their SAE projects will help to identify the needs of the students. SAE will provide students the ability to use formalized
instruction in a way that will prepare them for the work force or continuing
mindful of the effect public policy has on the agriculture industry
well rounded, inventive students that are agriculturally literate.
knowledge and direction with regards toward agricultural careers.
guidance and knowledge to students interested in post-secondary education.
the contributions of agriculture to society as a whole.
the value of vocational and leisure activities involved in agriculture.
practical applications for other subjects in the total education program
of the school.