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Agriculture & Natural Resources

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CV FFA IS The ANR Academy

The ANR Academy IS CV FFA

The Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy at CHVS is an education program that makes a positive difference in the lives of all our students and within our community by developing students potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture and natural resource education. The academy offers leadership and communication skills through CV FFA, ample Supervised Agricultural Experience and Community Service opportunities throughout the school year, and 21st century academic courses that implant current industry practices and technology to prepare all students for college, career, and citizenship within a global community.

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn,  Earning to Live, Living to Serve

ANR Academy Instructional Leaders:

Vanessa Encinias

DeAnn Foster   

Kevin Sleeper    

ANR Academy Application

Academy Application

Academy Excursion Form

Passenger Manifest Form

The conditions for enrollment and participation within the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy (participation in educational excursions, site hosted SAE's, participation in competitions, etc.) include the following:

  1. Make a commitment to the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy - Use must be in at least one ANR course per school year
  2. Follow the suggested course sequence and complete at least one ANR Academy course per school year - This is necessary to be an active member within the CSTO (CV FFA)
  3. Maintain a satisfactory grade point average while accumulating credits to satisfy the graduation requirements. It is expected that students maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, the minimum for academic eligibility
    1. It is expected that students successfully attend & complete course credits at each grade level
    2. Students will strive to meet the A-G requirements at each grade level
    3. Students will follow at least one sequence and be a CTE completer
  4. Attend & be on time to all assigned courses throughout the academic school year - Attendance must be maintained at a 70% or higher
  5. Report & clear all absences through the CVHS attendance office
  6. Display appropriate behaviors at all times and represent him/herself, the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy, Coachella Valley High School, and our community on the job site, on field trips, and in the community
  7. Dress in Academy T-Shirt on Tuesdays, Academy Polo Shirt on Wednesdays, & “Dress for Success” attire on Thursdays. *Students are encouraged to represent prospective colleges on Mondays and show their “School Spirit” on Fridays
  8. Dress in the appropriate academy uniform on job shadowing or field trip days and when representing the ANR Academy
  9. Attend and/or participate in designated ANR Academy activities and events. A calendar will be provided at the beginning of the school year
  10. Complete and maintain accurate records of 8 hours of approved community service for each quarter throughout each school year as well as complete at one annual SAE per school year (to be recored in

Students who do not meet the requirements of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy will be put on probation and will be scheduled for a parent conference. Failure to meet the terms of the above may result in the removal from the Academy.

Official FFA Manual

Rights & Responsibilities

ANR Course Catalog

Program of Activities

2018 - 2019 Academy Calendar

2017 - 2018 Academy Calendar


Greenhand Application 

Chapter Application

ANR Goals & Objectives

CV FFA Club -

Pres Saul Ceballos

VP Amaya Munoz

Sec Diana Garcia

Treas. Oscar Diaz

Sentinel (Open)

ANR Advisory

Advisory Committee Information

Advisory Committee Application



ANR Advisory Mtg. October 24th, 2018 from 2:15-4:00PM (CVHS Library-room 402)

CTE Advisories Mtg. February (JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa) 2:30-6:00PM - Registration is requested.


Governor Brown released the 2018-2019 budget for the State of California. Once again the Governor placed an emphasis on Career Technical Education (CTE). The 2018-19 state budget provides $212 million in sustained funding for CTE and state leadership staff.

Recent History of CTE Funding

Previously CTE support was part of the 2015-2016 state budget, the three year $900 million CTEIG assisted districts in expanding and enhancing CTE programs. By making this dedicated funding stream permanent in FY2018-19, et seq., the state is showing a continued investment in CTE programs, guaranteeing not only survival, but expansion (Get REAL, 2018). The 2016 Budget Act allocated $200 million Proposition 98 funding annually to create the Strong Workforce Program, which is designed to expand the availability of regionally aligned CTE and workforce development programs/courses. In 2017-18, this amount was increased to $248 million (Albiani, 2018).

The 2018-2019 Budget Related to CTE

The 2018-19 budget proposes an ongoing increase of $200 million Proposition 98 General Fund to establish a K-12 specific component of the Strong Workforce Program to encourage the establishment and support of K-12 CTE. The proposal stipulates that the money cannot be used for salaries. Also included was an ongoing increase of $12 million Proposition 98 General Fund to fund local industry experts who will provide technical support to local educational agencies operating CTE programs (Albiani, 2018). The budget proposes that the money would be administered by Community College Chancellor’s Office but is allocated for use in K-12. This is a departure from the normal administration of CTE funds by California Department of Education.

The $4.134 million dollar Incentive Grant 167 Budget Act Appropriation (Agricultural Vocational Education) was also included in the budget funded at the same level as the previous two years.

Bottom line is that the proposed budget is very good for CTE and Agricultural Education and could alleviate some of the constraints experienced in the regional delivery of our educational model. Nothing is finalized until the signing of the budget in September and the devil is in the details, so careful attention will be paid as the implementation of the budget unfolds over the next several months.

Periodic updates will be supplied as the political process of the adoption of the budget progresses.






Supervised Agricultural Experiences

The Importance and Benefits of the SAE Program

An agriculture & natural resources education program is made up of three integrated parts: classroom instruction, FFA leadership and supervised agricultural experience(s) (SAE).

The SAE is a required component of a complete and total agriculture & natural resources education program and intended for every student within the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy here at Coachella Valley High School. Through involvement in an SAE, students are exposed to and allotted the consideration of multiple careers and occupations, learn expected workplace behavior, develop specific skills within an industry, and are given opportunities to apply academic and occupational skills in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment. Through these strategies, students learn how to apply what they are learning in the classroom as they prepare to transition into the world of college and career opportunities as critically thinking citizens.

Types of SAE opportunities available to and appropriate for students within the Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy at Coachella Valley High School may include the following examples:


The student plans, implements, operates and assumes financial risks in a productive or service activity or agriculture, food or natural resources-related business.


Placement/Internship programs involve the placement of students in agriculture, food or natural resources-related businesses, on farms and ranches, in school laboratories, at community facilities, or in a verified non-profit organization to provide a "learning by doing" environment. These experiences may be paid or non-paid.

Research/Science Project

As agriculture becomes more scientific, there is a need to conduct research to meet the needs of a growing world. There are three major kinds of research SAE programs: experimental, analytical and invention.


This type of SAE is appropriate for all agriculture students. This SAE activity is designed primarily to help students become literate in agriculture and/or become aware of possible careers in the ANR career cluster and results in the development of a plan to begin an SAE.

School-Based Enterprise/Improvement

This enterprise is a student-managed, entrepreneurial operation in a school setting that provides goods or services that meet the needs of an identified market.


Service-learning is a student-managed service activity where students are involved in the development of a needs assessment, planning the goals, objectives and budget, implementation of the activity, promotion, and evaluation/reflection of a chosen project. It may be for a school, a community organization, religious institution or non‐profit organization. The student(s) are responsible for raising necessary funds for the project (if funds are needed). A project must be a stand‐alone project and not part of an ongoing chapter project, or community fundraiser.

The importance of the SAE extends far beyond the agricultural and natural resources education classroom. An SAE is a catalyst for personal growth, career development and responsible citizenship that leads to individual, group and societal benefits not possible through formal, in the classroom, education alone. Skills, knowledge, experiences and connections gained through SAE's remain with students for a lifetime and positively influence others along the way. An SAE is more than an integral part of agricultural education; it is tangible learning with an applied purpose and measurable results. Having a SAE is essential for the student to succeed in the agricultural and natural resources education program. SAE programs benefit students, schools, employers, communities, parents, and teachers.

Animal Husbandry SAE

Animal Husbandry SAE Rules & Guidelines

Please see Mr. Sleeper in LR for information

Animal Husbandry Project Safety Training   - Pick up a Teacher Release form from Foster (538)

Goat Resources

Swine Resources 

Sheep Resources

Microgreens SAE

Microgreens Rules & Guidelines

Please see Ms. Encinias in T2 for details

ENTRY FEE: $3 per entry

ENTRIES ACCEPTED ONLINE              Monday, December 3 – Entries Open

ENTRY RECEIVING DAY                          Wednesday, February 13 at 9 am – 5 pm Taj Mahal Building #11
Park at Gate 4 off Arabia Street

1. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor        2. Tray size 7”x5”x2” or similar


  1. Beets
  2. Cilantro
  3. Basil
  4. Radishes
  5. Dill
  6. Carrots
  7. Amaranth
  8. Arugula
  9. Chard (red, orange, yellow, and rainbow)
  10. Watercress
  11. Alfalfa
  12. Corn
  13. Sorrel
  14. Parsley
  15. Cabbage
  16. Mustards
  17. Bok Choi
  18. Onions (bunching)
  19. Kale
  20. Peas

Landscape Design & Gardens

Landscape Design & Garden Rules and Guidelines  

Please see Ms. Encinias in T2 for details

ENTRY FEE: $10 per entry

ENTRIES ACCEPTED ONLINE            Monday, December 3 – Entries Open

CONSTRUCTION STARTS                 Saturday, February 9 at 8 am – 6 pm Outside Gem & Mineral Building #1    EXHIBITS COMPLETED                Wednesday, February 13 – 6 pm      JUDGING DAY                                          Friday, February 15 at 8 am                      PICK UP DAY                                        Monday, February 25 at 8 am – 4 pm Outside Gem & Mineral Building #1

PREMIUMS OFFERED 1st Place $200 2nd Place $175                                                  Best of Show $75 & Rosette People’s Choice $60 & Rosette

Informational Posters

Poster Contest Rules & Guidelines

Please see Ms. Encinias in T2 for more details

ENTRY FEE: $3 per entry

ENTRIES ACCEPTED ONLINE Monday, December 3 – Entries Open   

EXHIBITS COMPLETED Wednesday, February 13 at 5 pm                                          PICK UP DAY                                        Monday, February 25 at 9 am Complete Removal Tuesday, February 26 by 3 pm Taj Mahal Building #11 

1st Place $15 & Rosette 2nd Place $10 & Rosette 3rd Place $7 & Rosette 4th Place $5 & Rosette 5th Place $3 & Rosette 

Floral Projects

Please see Ms. Foster

Join the CVHS Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy - Fill out an application today!

ANR Academy / CV FFA Officer meetings are on every other Tuesday afterschool in room 538. Attendance is required. ANR Academy / CV FFA meeting on the second Tuesday' of each month in room 538. See you there! Please see an Advisor for more details!


ANR ACADEMY POLOs every Wednesday. FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2), Ms. Foster (538), or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!

DRESS for SUCCESS every Thursday. FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2), Ms. Foster (538), or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!

SCHOOL SPIRIT DRESS CODE select Fridays. FFA Points available - please speak with Ms. Encinias (T2), Ms. Foster (538), or Mr. Sleeper (LR) for more details!

CV FFA End of the Year Banquet - Please speak with Ms. Foster (538) for more details!