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Agriculture & Natural Resources

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CV FFA IS The ANR Academy

The ANR Academy IS CV FFA

"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."

Theodore Roosevelt

The Agriculture & Natural Resources Academy at CHVS is an education program that makes a positive difference in the lives of 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 students for college, career, and citizenship within a global community.

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


Jobs & Opportunities

Chapters currently eligible for a Chevy Trucks scholarship:

Chapters currently eligible for a John Deere scholarship:

Chapters currently eligible for a RAM Trucks scholarship: helps students in 9th - 12th grades to discover colleges and earn scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school.

CWA scholarships for students majoring in Agriculture: Overview; Application

Veterinary Assistant

SAE Grants

ANR Academy Application

Academy Application

Academy Excursion 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 properly tagged as an ANR student
  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 requirement 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
  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 jobsite, 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 attendance and academic 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


Code of Ethics

ANR Course Catalog

Program of Activities

2017 - 2018 Academy Calendar

Local Market & Targeted Occupations

ANR Goals & Objectives

CV FFA Club -

Pres Luis Lambera

VP Amaya Munoz

VP Natalie Rivera

Sec Annabella Lira

Treas. Saul Ceballos

Sentinal Osvaldo Gallino

ANR Advisory

Advisory Committee Information

Advisory Committee Application


ANR Advisory Mtg. August 23 (CVHS Library—room 402) 2:30-4:30PM

ANR Advisory Mtg. October 25 (CVHS Library—room 402) 2:30-4:30PM

CTE Advisories Mtg. February 7 (JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa) 2:30-6:00PM - Registration is requested.

Last week 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 Payment Schedule

Please see Mr. Sleeper in LR for payment information

All Animal Husbandry SAE documents are due by Thursday, October 12 to T2 (Ms. Encinias).

All Animal Husbandry SAE payments are due by Thursday, October 19 to LR (Mr. Sleeper).

All Animal Husbandry SAE plans are due by Thursday, November 2 to LR (Mr. Sleeper).

Animal Husbandry Project Safety Training on Friday, November 17th during 6th period - Pick up a Teacher Release form from Encinias (T2) or Foster (538)

Rabbit & Cavies Resources

Swine Resources - Please see Mr. Diaz for a Calendar/Schedule

Sheep Resources - December Calendar, January Calendar, February Calendar

Cattle / Steer Resources

Microgreens SAE


Monday, December 4 – Entries Open

Last day to enter online - Saturday, January 20 @ Midnight


Entry receiving day

Wednesday, February 14 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


Monday, December 4 – Entries Open

Last day to enter online - Saturday, January 20 @ Midnight

Payments must be received in the entry office no later than JANUARY 20, 2018. Any entry or payment submitted past deadline will not be accepted! NO

EXCEPTIONS! Credit card payments are preferred to guarantee your entry submission. If you think you will make changes to your entries later, simply save your cart and exit out of the online entry system. Once you select “PAY NOW” or “PAY LATER” your entry will be submitted and you will not be able to make changes to your cart online. If you chose to “PAY LATER” then you must remember that prior to logging out of ShoWorks you must print out a detailed receipt and you have two options: Print out your detailed receipt and MAIL IN the check payment OR Print out your detailed receipt and HAND DELIVER your payment to our ENTRY OFFICE AT 46‐350 ARABIA STREET, INDIO, CA 92201.

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 Tuesday's afterschool in room 538. See you there! Please see Ms. Encinias (T2) or Ms. Foster (538) for more details.

Science Fair Tuesday, January 23rd. Please return your permission slips to Ms. Encinias (T2).

The Great Kindness Challenge Monday, January 22nd through Friday, January 26th

Riverside Section FFA Speech Contests Thursday, January 25th at 4:00 PM at Perris High School. Please return permission slips to Mr. Diaz (T6).

Coachella Valley Field & Career Day Friday, January 26th noon-3:00PM. Please have your completed Teacher Release form to participate.

On Sale Now - Floral Arrangements for 2-14-18 - See Ms. Foster for details.

Protect Endangered Species Habitat; Join Friends of the Desert Mountains and US Fish and Wildlife staff to help remove invasive Sahara mustard from sensitive sand dune habitat on the Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge.To protect endangered species, space is limited, and volunteers will be accepted in the order RSVP’s are received. Thursday, February 15 8:00AM-noon. Please see Ms. Encinias (T2) for more information.

Living in Earthquake Country – Learn about the creation of the San Andreas Fault and the topography of the west. Saturday, February 17th 1:00PM-3:00PM at the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center. Please see Ms. Encinias (T2) for more information.

The Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:00AM 4:00PM. Park at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church at 47535 California 74 Palm Desert, CA, 92260. See Ms. Encinias (T2) for more information.

Annual Student Summit at Joshua Tree National Park at the Black Rock Canyon Ranger Station (Yucca Valley) in Joshua Tree National Park. Friday, March 9th from 8AM-4PM. Please return permission slips [by invite only] to Ms. Encinias (T2).

Celebrate College of the Desert’s New Mary Regan Observatory and 1-Meter Telescope on Friday, March 9th at 6:00PM at the Mecca/Thermal Campus. Please RSVP to: by March 5th. See Ms. Encinias (T2) for more information.

Star Party at the Monument on Saturday, March 10th from 6:00PM -9:00PM at the Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center 51500 California 74 Palm Desert, CA, 92260. Please see Ms. Encinias (T2) for more information.

2018 Riverside County Ag Expo Wednesday, March 14th 7:00AM-4:30PM. Please return your permission slip [25 spots] to Ms. Encinias (T2). Please complete the form on the following link as well.

2018 Senator Jeff Stone's Youth Development Day! On Friday, March 16th 9:00AM-12:45PM at the Indio Performing Arts Center. Please return you completed permission slip to Ms. Encinias or Mr. Gomez by Tuesday, March 13th.

CWA Farm to Fork Dinner on Friday, March 23rd at 6:00PM

Sunnylands Family Day

Whitewater Preserve Water Celebration Event on Saturday, May 5th from 10AM-2 PM