San Antonio, Texas
Dec. 4th - Dec. 8th
Hosted by Texas State Young Farmers
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Phone: (210) 691-8888, Fax: (210) 691-1128
Located in northwest San Antonio at I-10 and Wurzbach Road in the Colonnade Office Complex. It is 15 minutes / 8 miles from the San Antonio International Airport. 15 minutes / 12 miles to the San Antonio Riverwalk Area.
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AGRISCIENCE MAGNET PROGRAM AT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL
North East Independent School District
5005 Stahl Road, San Antonio, Texas 78247
media.cefpi.org/sanantonio 2012/NEISD-AMPSchoolTours.pdf (A PDF File that describes James Madison High School Program)
THIS IS A SCHOOL WORTH VISITING BECAUSE ...
... it is the National model for Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource Education
... inspires other school districts to elevate their CATE Program. ... this building also provides endless opportunities to learn about sustainability.
What was once a small struggling program geared towards the traditional Ag courses has become a model for school districts throughout the country. Located just a couple of miles inside Loop 1604 is an oasis and one of the best examples of adapting to a changing environment that can be found in the region. It is the Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) at Madison High School. The AMP, home to the James Madison Chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) serves as a cornerstone of the surrounding community. It celebrates community’s agriculture heritage through acknowledgement of local resources such as animal farming, food product harvesting, education with regard to area’s resources and lack thereof (water, solar, animal, plant). It also provides students opportunity to contribute to the community through hands on practice while also learning the economic impact of agriculture industry.