Medina Valley High School

Agriculture Studies

The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Program at Medina Valley High School is a cluster of hands-on courses that allow students to develop career and technical skills that can be applied to the labor force and soft skills that can be applied to any situation in life. There are classes offered in horticulture, floral design, animal science, food technology, equine science, and agricultural mechanics. Students earn endorsements and certifications for their involvement in courses that are then used in earning a career. By being enrolled in an agriculture science course, students have the opportunity to join the world’s largest student ran organization, the FFA.

The Medina Valley FFA will be celebrating its 50th year since chartering next school year and has competitive events called leadership development events (fall), career development events (spring), speaking development events (late spring), agriscience fair, and supervised agricultural experiences such as showing livestock or having a part-time job in an agricultural field. Medina Valley High School is proud to have a FFA Project Center on campus that houses swine, sheep, goats, and cattle. Showing livestock is optional, but a highly recommended part of our program. FFA members that show livestock learn responsibility, time management, and how to care for a living animal. The Medina Valley FFA is proud to announce that their members received over $57,000 in scholarships last school year and the Medina Valley FFA was selected as a Gold Chapter by the Texas FFA Association.

Congratulations to the "Leader in Me" program for being the Go Public Cool School winner in May! Check out their segment on SA Live Tuesday, May 29 at 1:00 p.m.