More FFA Cuts

More FFA Cuts

Colorado State Flag Colorado State Flag

May 13, 2016

Story provided by NBC

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFDTV) -

For the second time this week, Ag education and the FFA program is in danger of being cut from a U.S. school system.  Earlier this week, we told you about impending cuts from a Pennsylvania school district.  Now, a similar scenario is playing out at Prairie View High School in the community of Henderson, Colorado.

Last week the Brighton 27-J school district in Henderson sent out notices, saying the school would be cutting its FFA program at the end of this school year.

The district cites budgetary restrictions, low enrollment and the loss of the program instructor as the reasons they are shuttering the program.  Angry parents say they were blindsided by the cut and they weren't given the chance to try to save it.  The cancellation will leave dozens of students unable to finish their Ag education.

School officials say, in order for the FFA program to be financially viable, it would need roughly 150 to 180 students enrolled in Ag education. But so far, only 55 students have shown interest in it for next semester.  This is only the third-year Prairie View High School has had an FFA program.  The school district says it has offered options for parents as alternatives to the FFA and Ag education and will work with students to help accomodate their educational plans.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • 2018 Farm Bill Passes with Overwhelming Support in the House

    2018 Farm Bill Passes with Overwhelming Support in the House

    Thursday, December 13 2018 3:11 PM EST2018-12-13 20:11:50 GMT
    The U.S. Capitol BuildingThe U.S. Capitol Building

    Representatives compromise on key policies like SNAP work requirements and forest management in order to secure passage.

    Representatives compromise on key policies like SNAP work requirements and forest management in order to secure passage.

  • FFA Today to Premiere in January 2019

    FFA Today to Premiere in January 2019

    Tuesday, December 11 2018 4:20 PM EST2018-12-11 21:20:42 GMT

    NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) In the new year get ready for a new RFDTV student led program entitled FFA Today. The show will feature FFA member accomplishments in their classrooms and communities. FFA Today premieres on RFDTV January 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) In the new year get ready for a new RFDTV student led program entitled FFA Today. The show will feature FFA member accomplishments in their classrooms and communities. FFA Today premieres on RFDTV January 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM ET.

  • Today is the Deadline for Most Spring Crop Harvest Insurance

    Today is the Deadline for Most Spring Crop Harvest Insurance

    Monday, December 10 2018 2:19 PM EST2018-12-10 19:19:20 GMT
    Crop Insurance DeadlineCrop Insurance Deadline

    The Crop Harvest Insurance deadline for most spring planted crops is today, December 10, 2018

    The Crop Harvest Insurance deadline for most spring planted crops is today, December 10, 2018

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Frankly and RFDTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service , and Ad Choices .