Welcome to the Lebanon Regional Agricultural Science & Technology Center
Above is students making maple candy.
Come purchase a milkshake at the Lebanon FFA Booth at the Lebanon Fair on August 12, 13, 14.
Program Participation Criteria
1. Academic Achievement: Students must maintain full-time credit status and must maintain passing grades in all classes. Students failing any class during the school year will be reviewed for dismissal. Students must earn a passing grade in Agricultural Science & Technology courses each quarter. Students must be prepared for class and have all appropriate materials for class instruction.
2. Social Responsibility & Citizenship: Students must show appropriate behavior and follow the school rules at all times, as stated in the Lyman Memorial High School Student Handbook. Failure to follow the school rules will result in dismissal from the Agricultural Science & Technology Program and, as appropriate, Lyman Memorial High School.
3. Work Ethic & Behavior: Students must complete all of the assigned activities in each of the lab areas (Agricultural Mechanics Shop, Greenhouse, Animal Lab, Barn Areas). Written class work (term papers, oral reports, projects, etc.), and tests will be assigned by individual instructors.
4. Classes: Students must participate in all of the instructional areas of the program
5. Clothing & Safety Glasses: Students must wear suitable clothing and provide their own coveralls if they want additional clothing protection. Safety glasses must be worn in shop areas and will be supplied by the Agricultural Science & Technology Program. Students are responsible for their safety glasses and if lost, replacement glasses will be at the student’s expense.
6. Field Trips: Students are required to attend certain field trips and other activities. These trips will be announced in advance and may include a Saturday activity.
7. Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)- Students must develop and maintain and agriculturally related project. Students need to keep their project up-to-date and show development over the course of their four years in the Agricultural Science& Technology Program. All requirements for the SAE must be met.
8. FFA- Students must be active in FFA during all 4 years in the program and pay annual dues.
9. Ag Safety- Safety is a big priority on our program however; students need to be aware of the inherent risk involved in an Agricultural Science & Technology Program.
FYI, agriculture isn't just farming anymore; it's much more. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of agriculture is "the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock". However, agriculture doesn't stop there. Our program teaches students about the science and technology behind agriculture. Students can learn about plants, animals, natural resources or mechanics.
The mission of the Agricultural Science program is to provide instruction leading to a career in agriculture upon completion of high school or to prepare students for entrance into a two or four year college.
What is Agricultural Science & Technology?
Agriculture Science & Technology is an elective course within the total curriculum of Lyman Memorial High School. The program consists of instruction, supervised agricultural experience, and leadership development through the FFA. The program is available for high school students from the following sending towns: Lebanon, Hebron, Salem, Bozrah, Hampton, Andover, Scotland, Baltic, Sprague, Chaplin, Colchester, Marlborough, & Franklin.
Cost & Transportation
In accordance with state statutes, cost of tuition and travel from communities served by the Agricultural Science Center is paid by the local education agency. There is no tuition or transportation cost to the student.
How to Apply
Applicants shall have successfully completed at least the eighth grade for ninth grade admission. Students may apply for transfer into the program beyond ninth grade. Admittance shall be determined on an individual basis. Contact the guidance department to obtain an application or you can download the application here. Students with a sincere interest in agriculture will be considered. Applications are due on the first Friday of January.
All students are required to pay annual dues. The dues include state and national dues costs and they help pay for awards and programs at the state and national level.
Dismissal From the Program:
Any student denied admission to a program of vocational agriculture or who is about to be dismissed from such a program shall be given an opportunity to request an informal review of his/her case before a Review Committee at a Regional Vocational Agriculture Center. The Review Committee shall be composed of at least, but not limited to the following representation: a member of the vocational agriculture staff, an administrator from the school where the vocational agriculture program operates, a member of the operating board of education or their administrative representative, a member of the sending board of education or their administrative representative, and a member of the regional vocational agriculture consulting committee. Such student may make a request in writing, to the proper vocational agriculture center, addressed to the administrator responsible for such center, for a review of his or her case. Any such request shall be made within 15 days of such action. The said committee shall conduct such review within 20 days of receipt of such request. The committee through the operating board of education shall within 10 days of such review, notify in writing, the student, and the sending board of education of its decision. This decision shall be final and binding upon all parties. Dismissal will occur at the end of a semester or at the end of the school year.
About Our Program
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Lebanon Ag Science in the News
September 24, 2015 - Lyman Agriculture Students Show Off Their Work
September 25, 2014 - Lyman students flaunt agricultural prowess at annual expo
October 8, 2013 - Lyman students show off knowledge at Ag. Expo
Apr. 17, 2013 - Lyman students make their own biodiesel fuel
Oct. 9, 2012 - Ag Expo Article
Sept. 14, 2011: Seeking Donations
June 28, 2011: Lyman Installs New Fruit Orchard
Lyman Memorial High School 917 Exeter Rd., Lebanon, CT