Osceola Agriculture Department
Mr. Paul Jakupciak - Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
"Grow A Pineapple" - Ben Peterson - 2008-2009 Osceola FFA Reporter
Animal Science: This course will explore the importance of farm animals, investigate scientific concepts related to the production of beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry and specialty animals.
Biotechnology: This science based laboratory course deals with using scientific processes to create new organisms or new products from living organisms. Students will learn how biotechnology is used in Agriculture, Environment, Food and Medical Industies.
Environmental Science: This course is designed to acquaint you with the physical, ecological, social and political principles of environmental science. Students will analyze and understand the interrelationships between humans and the natural environment.
Fish and Wildlife Management: This course is focused on the history, importance and the scientific study of Wildlife.
Floriculture: Students will apply and interpret expressions in the visual art form of floral design and will understand the principles, elements and techniques used to create floral works of art for a variety of occasions.
Forestry: This course will provide information concerning the biology of a forest and require students to demonstrate scientific management techniques in the areas of forestry, entomology (insects), soils and conservation of our natural resources.
Horse Science: This course explores the special bond between man and horse. Students have the opportunity to study all aspects of the horse industry and how it relates to care and management of horses.
Horticulture: Horticulture is the fastest growing area in agriculture. It includes several sciences. Students in this course will study plant science, agronomy, soil science, fruit, and greenhouse and nursery management.
Vet Science: This course will relate to the biology of companion animals and will focus on dogs, cats, ferrets, birds, and other small animals that are used for pets, work and service animals.
Exploring Agriculture - 8th Grade Hex @ OMS - This course is an exploratory course for 8th graders to learn about the diverse and most important industry in the world; Agriculture
Chartered in 1931 -
Oldest Chapter in Polk County
Oldest Tradition at OHS
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA membership today is comprised of 649,355 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Osceola FFA Activities:
- Osceola Community Fair Tractor Pull - 68 years and Running
- Chapter Meetings
- National Convention
- Career Development Events (CDE)
- Leadership Events (LDE)
- Fruit Sales
- Feed My Starving Children Event
- Dairy Days/Day on the Farm
- FFA Week events
- Bean Bag Tournament
- Polk County Fair
- Dairy Quiz Bowl
- World Dairy Expo
- Agriculture Technology Events @ University of River Falls
- State Career Development Events @ University of Wisconsin - Madison
- FFA Banquet
- Wisconsin State Convention
- Tractor Safety
- Plant Sale and many other activities.
All students are encouraged to become a member of the Osceola FFA Chapter.
Grading Policy - Grades are determined by the accumulation of points. A-F grading scale applies. A - 90%, B - 80%, C - 70% - D - 60%
Retake Policy - All assignments, labs, and quizzes can be redone. Tests cannot be redone.
Coursework: All classes use the following:
- Vocabulary done online in Quizzlet,
- Daily Agricultural Reading/Quiz using online MyCaert,
- Career Based Certificate lesson online using ICEV,
- A Career Development Event created individually by each student.
- Science Cards using NewPath Learning Cards and online assessment.
- Google Classroom is used in all courses.
Osceola Agriculture Department Mission is to provide students with authentic, hands-on, contextual, real world learning experiences.
Osceola FFA Motto is Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.
Osceola Agriculture Department Goals:
- To increase agriculturral literacy in our student body, FFA members and community.
- To prepare students for the world of work - College and Career Readiness - 21st Century Skills
- To give students authentic, hands-on, contextual, real world agricultural learning experiences.