Caledonia Area High School Agriculture Department

Welcome to the Agriculture Department home page.

This will be my thirteenth year as the Agriculture Instructor and FFA Advisor at Caledonia Area High School.

I am looking forward to the classes I will be teaching and the students that have expressed an interest in them. Changes are always occurring in Career and Technical Education and I will continue to do my best to bring relevant instruction to the classroom and in the shop. I will continue to involve hands-on activities with all classes that enhance the student learning experience. We have several school related projects we will be working with to enhance classroom learning this year.  We have 15 raised bed growing boxes that will be utilized to grow fruits and vegetables for the food service program.  We have also added a small orchard with apple, pears and plum trees to provide students with hands on learning opportunities.  The department has added a drone to enhance technology useage in agriculture.  I will continue to encourage students to be a part of the FFA organization and the many opportunities this organization has to offer. The FFA offers students opportunities in exploring career possibilities as well as developing leadership skills, communication skills, evaluation skills and problem solving skills. The FFA Organization offers the students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge into real life situations, taking the learning experience beyond the classroom. Our FFA Chapter information can be found on our new Chapter website caledoniaffa.org. This site is under construction at this time but will soon have information and photos of FFA Activities.

College in the Schools
The College in the Schools "Introduction to Animal Science" will again be offered this year 2nd semester.  Students enrolled in this course become University of Minnesota Students.  This course is a 4 Credit University of Minnesota course and is offered without cost to the student.  The School District does pay $145/student enrolled.  "What a Deal"  Students upon successful completion will earn 4 U of M Credits, and .5 HS credit.  Students also receive HS science credit for this course as well.  These U of M credits can be transferred to any college that the student attends after high school.

In addition to the College in the Schools offering several classes are in the process of being aligned to meet articulation agreements with area community and technical colleges. Upon successful completion of the course and articulation requirements students will receive a certificate.

Check out the other links I have included on this site. You should be able to find course descriptions and outlines, Ag Department and FFA photo's, MN FFA activities, my schedule, and much more.

To contact me either email or call 507-725-3316 extension 3236 or my cell number at 507-450-6101

Contact: Brad Harguth