These Centers are limited access facilities. Unauthorized access will not be tolerated. Students should contact their ag teacher if they feel the need to bring someone other than immediate family.
For safety reasons, no one should be on site unless accompanied by the student or ag teacher. At some point, the key pads will be replaced with badge access pads, allowing only the students and ag teachers to open the gates.
Questions Related to Project Supervision
- How often should my ag teacher check on my project? The goal is for ag teachers to visit the district/booster club barns multiple times a week (depending on how many animals are there) and to get to private homes/barns at least once a month (depending on how many they have). NOTE: The ag teachers are off-contract for about 4 weeks from mid-June to mid-July. During that time they may not be making supervision visits, but should leave you information on how to handle emergencies.
- If my project is at a district/booster club barn, how do I know when the ag teacher will be there? The ag teachers will share at least a general schedule of when they will be making routine visits to check conditions of animals and pens. Some of these visits may be during the school day, but others will be after school to provide an opportunity for students/parents to get face-to-face feedback. More specific dates/times will be provided for events such as clipping, weigh days, cattle hoof trimming, showmanship clinics, etc.
- My project at a private home/barn...how can I take advantage of the events/equipment at the district/booster club barns? Ag teachers will share specific dates/times for events such as clipping, weigh days, cattle hoof trimming, showmanship clinics, etc. at district/booster club facilities. In most cases, students with projects at private homes/barns may attend (with the option to bring their animal project) to participate as long as the ag teacher is in attendance. Since access to these facilities is limited to those with current pen leases, be sure to communicate your desire to attend before the event.