DCHS clergyman Smith named Agriculture Teacher of a Year

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Dan Smith, a horticulture and cultivation clergyman during Dyer County High School, has recently perceived a venerable respect of being comparison as a 2016 Agriculture Teacher of a Year by a TAAE. Pictured above, Smith is seen alongside students receiving awards during a annual FFA Awards Banquet.

Dan Smith, a horticulture and cultivation clergyman during Dyer County High School, has recently perceived a venerable respect of being comparison as a 2016 Agriculture Teacher of a Year by a TAAE (Tennessee Association of Agriculture Educators). His commend in a Dyersburg and Dyer County village is good famous given he is actively concerned in so many projects of value – district and segment wide.

Dan teaches a horticulture scholarship module of investigate during DCHS, that includes Greenhouse Management, Landscaping and Turf Science, AgriScience, Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture. The DCHS module encompasses 6,768 block feet of hothouse prolongation area and maintains an outside nursery/plant area any spring.

Students grow elaborate and unfeeling plants, pattern beds, lay paver walkways, and turn associating and lerned landscapers and hothouse prolongation technicians.

Plants grown in a school’s greenhouses are featured in a annual sales hold any year in mid-April and May. Students work in a module as partial of a horticulture module with some operative after-school hours and during a summer.

The students have combined several pleasing gardens on a campus, totaling over a half hactare of land. The gardens raise a lure of a campus, and offer as a “physical training lab”. Good caring leads to tyro impasse and achievement. The DCHS FFA module is intensely active and houses 257 members. Eight members warranted their state FFA grade this year.

The school’s FFA ceremonies group recently placed initial in West Tennessee Competition. Dyer County High School takes honour in several students who have been inaugurated to informal and state FFA offices during Smith’s tenure.

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Pictured above, Smith is seen alongside students as they ready for a annual plant sale hold any year in mid-April and May. Students work in a module as partial of a horticulture module with some operative after-school hours and during a summer.

FFA members who have supervised rural believe programs have also competed and won many regional, state, and inhabitant awards, including Dyer County’s Reed Hester, who was comparison as a State FFA Star Farmer final year during a state FFA Convention.

Smith attends and participates in workshops, in-services, seminars, and tours, in sequence to benefit a newest and many innovative information to keep updated on cutting-edge methods and record to accommodate a needs of his students, and to perform his enterprise for value in all veteran endeavors.

He has served as a presenter during regional, state, and inhabitant conferences. He has participated in a Southeast Greenhouse Conference and Park Seed Open House in South Carolina for many years.

Dan has trafficked a University of Georgia Horticulture Open House and many botanical gardens opposite a southern U.S., training some-more about plants and a horticulture industry. He attends a state Career Technical and a TAAE Conferences hold any year, where a concentration is on new and innovative training methods, models, and curriculum.

Currently, Dyer County High School offers dual pathways: veterinary/animal and horticulture sciences. Courses taught in Veterinary and Animal Science include: Agriscience, Small Animal Science, Large Animal Science, and Veterinary Science.

This curriculum is taught by Lynsey Butler, with complicated stock comforts consisting of a hog finishing building and dual stable comforts housing cattle, sheep and goats. Approximately 70 students have in additional of 100 conduct of livestock, that they caring for and uncover any year.

The DCHS module includes marketplace cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. They have purebred cattle that are artificially inseminated on campus. Students are authorised to work ‘hands on’ with a stock including being means to palpate womanlike cattle, castrate/band masculine marketplace goats, as good as discharge medications, injections, and flock inspections.

They also learn to feed, break, groom, and vaunt these animals. The cultivation module and enrollment continues to boost and this fall, Dyer County High School will be adding a third cultivation clergyman position, taught by Mrs. Brittany Leitherland. She will start a new curriculum, focusing in on agriscience and agri-biotechnology.

Smith’s enlightening skills and talents, his imagination in a margin of cultivation and horticulture and his high courtesy for his students, enables any of them to grow into caring, motivated, and learned people who aspire to be successful contributors to society.

He plants a seeds of success in any tyro and nurtures them with genuine caring, personal support and suitable believe and skills to improved supply them to take base and grow.

In essay for excellence, he challenges, encourages and inspires his students to rise a certain work ethic. He resolutely believes that cultivation is a good entrance to make this happen.

Smith has now changed in a informal foe for inhabitant approval in a National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) as Ag Teacher of a Year. NAAE is a veteran classification in a United States for rural educators.

It provides a members with veteran networking and growth opportunities, veteran guilt coverage, and endless awards and approval programs. The goal of NAAE is “professionals providing rural preparation for a tellurian village by idealist leadership, advocacy and service.”

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