1 Pine St Nicollet, Minnesota | Tel #: +1 507-232-3411 | Email: info@isd507.k12.mn.us

Welcome to the Nicollet Agricultural Education Department and Home of the Nicollet FFA.



Greetings!  I’m Pat Kearney and I have been the agriculture teacher and FFA advisor here at Nicollet High School since 2013.  I would like to thank the community for your support of Ag education and the FFA program in Nicollet.  The facilities in which you have provided for Ag education in Nicollet are some of the best in the country and the students and I feel privileged to be able to educate here.

After returning to teaching Ag from an eighteen year sabbatical, I’m not sure what the students have to say, but I am having the best time in my life!  The students have done a tremendous job in taking ownership by getting things back in place and back into condition.   In the current semester there are 102 students enrolled, 126 projected for the second semester, and there are 25 FFA members.  Not too bad for a small school!

Some of the newer class offerings for students are Food Chemistry, Beginning Engineering, Life Skills II (offered for 7 & 8 graders), Engines and Power, Building and Structures, and Ag Business and Leadership.  To be added in the spring of 2016 are Work Study (for seniors), traditional Ag. courses of Wood and Metals Shop, Animal Science, and Intro to Ag. Mechanics.  New offerings for 2016-17 could include Culinary Science, Conservation and Natural Resources, CAD Drawing, and Advanced Wood and Metal Fabrication.
 
All of the courses listed are good sized, so if anyone would like to volunteer their time or materials, it would be appreciated.  In closing, if there is a project the students could do for you, I am always open to more real life experiences to help reinforce the course material.  If you have any ideas or insight you would like to share, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to see how we can incorporate them into the program.

Please contact me at school at 507-232-3411, ext. 4119 or my mobile phone at 507‑276‑5857.



 

Contact: Pat Kearney