Welcome to the agriculture program at Eastern Guilford High School! Eastern Guilford had an agriculture program some time ago, but over time it fizzled out. Luckily, agriculture was brought back to EGHS in 2013. Mr. Jasper, the only agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at EGHS, took over the program in the fall of 2017. The program begins with Agriscience Applications, a general "catch-all" type of class, and then leads into Horticulture I, II, and Landscaping. It is uncertain if/when EGHS will develop an animal science component.
For students to be successful in agriculture education, they should take an agriculture class every year, be an involved member of The National FFA Organization, and have a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project. SAE projects are independent projects directly related to agriculture that students design and carry out. The National FFA Organization is the foundational organization for agriculture students. There are many opportunities within the FFA at the local, state, and national levels. Dues are $20 per year, which covers membership at all three levels (local, state, and national).