Farm & Food Teen Training Program
The Teen Farm and Food Program 2021/2022 will focus on farming and gardening, cooking/nutrition, and Ag business development. Each stage focuses on different aspects of Agriculture.
*The first-year students (6th graders) will participate in a Horticulture class that focuses on gardening and plant and soil science.
*The second-year students (7th graders) will learn about Nutrition and food prep in our kitchen.
*The third-year students (8th graders) will learn about Animal Husbandry by working with and learning how to care for farm animals.
*The 4th year students (9th grade) will learn about Ag Business and Practices along with participating in entrepreneurship opportunities.
*10th – 12th grade students will have the opportunity to stay on and be assigned as Youth Coaches for the 4 year program.
Open House, in person sign up and meeting with parents – August 8th 11:00-2:00
Online Enrollment - August 3rd – 15th
First Class – August 21st
September Classes: 9/4 & 9/25
October Classes: 10/9 & 10/23
November Classes: 11/6 - no other classes this month due to Thanksgiving
December Classes: 12/4 & 12/18 (Holiday Celebration)
January Classes: 1/8 & 1/22
February Classes: 2/5 & 2/19
March Classes: 3/5 & 3/19
April Classes: 4/9 & 4/23
May Classes: 5/7 & 5/21
Requirements for enrollment and facts about the program:
6th – 9th Grade Students (11-15 years of age) in Greene County and Greeneville City Schools are all eligible to enroll and attend.
Participating students will be given a stipend for attending and helping out on the farm.
All legal guardians must sign a release for students to be eligible to attend to ensure participation.
Classes will meet 1-2 times per month on the weekend during the school year.
Transportation is available for students needing to be picked up and dropped off.
This is a free program designed to educate students about Agriculture and Nutrition.