Ann Sobrato High School is located in the Coyote Valley, in the northern part of Morgan Hill, CA.
The Discover Coyote Valley team is working with the high school’s farm and their Future Farmers of America program to build up the school’s farm and farm resources. The farm will expand out to 10 acres next to the school, with beneficial hedgerows that line the farm to act as windbreaks, attract pollinators and provide valuable natural resource functions to the farm.
Future Farmers of America
Ann Sobrato High School has one of the largest Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs in the country. Students work on the school farm with crop cultivation and animal husbandry. The school has a great FFA student led leadership team and are passionate about pursuing school work in conjunction with farm work.
Since the program opened 10 years ago, FFA has made tremendous and significant strides in educating Ann Sobrato High School’s students about the importance of agriculture for the United States and for the world. Its membership has grown from 150 ag students to over 500 and they are still making steps towards a bigger and better FFA chapter.
Read about Discover Coyote Valley’s visit to the FFA show day last July, 2014, in preparation for their presentations at the Santa Clara County Fair!
For any other information you’d like to know about the chapter, you can contact any of the 4 advisors. In addition, the new officer team is happy to talk to you about what FFA means to its students: President – Zuha Aslam; Vice President – Mitch Juarez; Secretary – Ashley Santos; and Treasurer – Ixel Vazquez. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get a listing of advisors.
Hedgerow Work at the Farm
Ann Sobrato High School students are working on planting hedgerows around their demonstration farm.