LTAC Community Connections
March 2023 Edition
Work-Based Learning Placements Needed for the 23-24 School Year
Interns at The Kentucky Castle
Strawberry Fundraiser - Orders Ready Soon
Thank you, Chili Supper and Auction Guests!
Students in Small Power and Equipment (Level 1) have learned to read and use dial calipers and micrometers; next, these students will reassemble their engines. Students in Agriculture Power and Machinery Operation (Level 2) have repaired a John Deere with overheating issues. Soon these students will finish stick welding and move on to wire welding. Students in Agriculture Construction Skills and Agriculture Structures and Designs (Level 3) have learned to weld vehicles and nearly finished the smoker. Soon these students will begin building bale spears for sale and painting and rewiring a cattle trailer.
On the farm, the students work on plans for seeding and fertilizing fields for the cows and the paddocks for the horses. BoydCat will host a machinery bootcamp on campus from Monday, April 17th through Friday, April 21st. Students will get to test out large equipment then!
Interested in partnering with the Agricultural Engineering Institute by hosting an experiential learning trip, mentoring students, or serving as a guest speaker? Please contact Agriculture Instructor Mr. Brian Craig.
Agribusiness - Equine Studies Program
Students in Equine Science (Level 1) have learned about equine nutrition and will soon visit with a nutritionist from McCauley Bros. Feed, even having the opportunity to weigh our horses here on campus! Next, students will learn all about equine facilities, designing facilities using Minecraft.
Students in Agribusiness and Farm Management (Level 2) have learned how to foal out a mare and taken a trip to Three Chimneys Farm to see their breeding shed and learn how a commercial thoroughbred breeding farm operates. Next, they will learn about diseases and how to prevent them, especially working in the Equine Arena/Barn with bandaging horses.
Students in Agriculture Sales and Marketing (Level 3) worked on marketing plans then will create one-pagers to market themselves for potential jobs at local horse farms! Next, they will learn all about the racing industry, even taking an experiential learning trip to Keeneland.
A special thanks to Tannare Brown, Joslin Esparza, Manuel Hernandez Carreon, and Makenzie Menges for representing LTAC at the recent Career and Technical Education showcases at The Kentucky Capitol and The Galt House Hotel. See below for photos with the Commissioner of Education for Kentucky Dr. Jason Glass. LTAC faculty and staff won a grant to participate.
Interested in partnering with the Agribusiness - Equine Studies Program by hosting an experiential learning trip, mentoring students, or serving as a guest speaker? Please contact Agriculture Instructor Mrs. Fallon Jackson.
Food Science and Processing Program
Students have cured and prepared pork butts to make bacon; next, students will experiment with creating both ice cream and bread in bags in the Food Science and Processing Program classes.
In Animal Science, students have practiced livestock management techniques, including tagging, injections, and docking, with the ewes with lambs in the Livestock Barn.
Have leads on show animals? All students interested in showing during the Summer 2023 season must procure an animal by May 15th, so let us know if you can help by contacting Agriculture Instructor Mr. Doug Ashcraft.
Interested in partnering with the Food Science and Processing Program by hosting an experiential learning trip, mentoring students, or serving as a guest speaker? Please contact Agriculture Instructor Mr. Doug Ashcraft.
Pre-Veterinary Studies Program
Students in Veterinary Science (Level 1) have learned radiology skills, practicing positioning patients for chest and abdominal radiographs. Next, students will learn about rabies awareness, including the transmission, prevention, and vaccine protocols for veterinary professionals and companion animals.
Students in Small Animal Technology (Level 2) learned surgical assisting skills, including completing a surgical suite log, removing sutures, and taping intravenous catheters, and pharmacology. Next, students will focus on terminology, including root words, prefixes, and suffixes for common procedures and vaccines.
Students in Animal Technology (Level 3) mastered ectoparasites and endoparasites and fecal analysis skills for small and large animals. Next, students will learn about hematology, discuss the reproductive system, and participate in some dissections.
Interested in partnering with the Pre-Veterinary Studies Program by hosting an experiential learning trip, mentoring students, or serving as a guest speaker? Please contact Agriculture Instructors Mrs. Latissa Higgins or Mrs. Kathleen Magsam.
Special Announcement - Updated
Congratulations to Agriculture Instructor Mrs. Ally Thompson as she prepares to welcome her first child with husband Mr. Jason Thompson! Mrs. Thompson has begun her maternity leave. Students in her classes will complete coursework via an online learning platform iCEV and have assistance from a long-term substitute teacher with a background in agriculture. Mrs. Thompson has reviewed with students expectations and how to access iCEV. We wish her and her family well!
Interested in partnering with the Environmental Science and Natural Resources Institute by hosting an experiential learning trip, mentoring students, or serving as a guest speaker? Please contact Agriculture Instructor Mrs. Ally Thompson.
Students prepared nearly 75 bud vases for Valentine's Day! Thank you for your support of this fundraiser for the Plant Science Institute! Watch for information about our Spring greenhouse sale!
Students also have started work on plans for cut flower gardens and will begin Spring bee hive inspections soon.
Interested in partnering with the Plant Science Institute by hosting an experiential learning trip, mentoring students, or serving as a guest speaker? Please contact Agriculture Instructor Mr. Daniel Bustle.
In Agriculture Communications, students practiced prepared public speeches specific to their Institutes/Programs. Students also have learned about agriculture communications through social media and next will prepare social media plans for LTAC events, student recruitment, and Institute/Program Advisory Committees.
In Principles of Agricultural Science and Technology, students have finished learning about the AET program required for logging all agricultural activities. Students also have learned about the Agricultural Engineering Institute, including nonrenewable and renewable energy resources; how to measure volts, watts, and amps; and how to identify various tools. Next, students will learn about the Food Science and Processing Program, including food agencies, chemistry, pathogens, and grading eggs. Students will have the opportunity to make butter and candle eggs.
- Conduct of Meetings Team - 3rd Place
- Parliamentary Procedure Team - 1st Place
- Prepared Public Speaking (Beef) - 1st Place, Kat Hudson
- Prepared Public Speaking (Floral Design) - 2nd Place, Lillian Finney
- Prepared Public Speaking (Turf and Lawn Management) - 3rd Place, Noah Schuer
Jr. Conservation Board Updates
Locust Trace AgriScience Center
Mission: To grow ALL students into leaders who serve and advocate for the future of agriculture.Vision: Together students discover their passion and unlock their potential through Leadership, Teamwork, Agriculture, and Community.
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