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Mr. Reggie Beasley

I graduated from UGA in 2002 with an Agricultural Education and Animal Science Degree.  I have been teaching at Wayne County High School since the Fall of 2002.  I am currently the Wayne County Young Farmer Advisor.

Wildlife Management and Forestry

This course introduces students to the principles of wildlife management and conservation and to opportunities for further education and careers in the field of wildlife biology. The course includes instruction in the history of wildlife management, ecological concepts, habitat assessment, habitat management techniques for wildlife, population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, wildlife species biology and identification, human-wildlife conflict resolution, the role of hunting in conservation, game and fish laws and regulations, hunters safety, and the application of scientific principles to managing wildlife habitat and populations.

Forestry

This course provides entry-level skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. The course covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes.

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Mr. Nick Hodges

Nick Hodges is a native of Moultrie, GA; Mr. Hodges started his career here at Wayne County High School in 2018. A University of Georgia Graduate in Agricultural Education and currently attending Auburn University through the Masters of Agriscience program. Mr. Hodges was very involved in his Middle, High, and Collegiate FFA competing in and winning numerous Career Development Events. 

 Agricultural Education-Agricultural Mechanics

Basic Ag Science- A foundational course for all Agricultural Education classes. 

Ag Mech I-This laboratory course is designed to provide students with introductory level experiences in selected major areas of agricultural mechanics technology which may include woodworking, agricultural structures, electrical wiring. Learning activities include information, skill development, and problem-solving. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through FFA supervised agricultural experiences, leadership programs, and activities.

Ag Metal Fabrication/ Ag Mech II- This laboratory course is designed to provide students with introductory level experiences in selected major areas of agricultural mechanics technology which may include electric arc welding, oxy/fuel cutting, and welding processes, and power equipment operation and maintenance. Learning activities include information, skill development, and problem-solving. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through FFA supervised agricultural experiences, leadership programs, and activities.

 

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Mr. Michael Kirkland

I have been employed at WCHS for 13 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Ag Education from UGA and Specialist Degree in Agriscience Education from Auburn University.

Basic Agriculture – This course is designed as the foundational course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem-solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Animal Science – This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. This course introduces scientific principles applied to the animal industry; covers reproduction, production technology, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products.

Forestry – This course provides entry-level skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. The course covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes.

Agribusiness – The Agribusiness Management and Leadership course provide a foundation for students interested in pursuing a degree in agribusiness through post-secondary study or to enter the Agribusiness industry upon graduation from high school. The student will demonstrate competence in the application of principles and practices of agribusiness management and leadership. The course will help students build a strong knowledge base of the agribusiness industry as they study agribusiness types, business management, financial analysis, communications, agricultural law, leadership and teamwork, ethics, and agricultural economics.

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Mr. Cole Madray

My name is Cole Madray and I have been teaching since the Fall of 2019. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 2019, where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education. I teach Basic Ag, Horticulture, Plant Science, and Nursery/Landscape. I also serve as an advisor for the Wayne County FFA.

Basic Ag

This course is designed as the foundational and prerequisite course for all Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Pathways. The course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem-solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Plant Science

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized by the greenhouse and horticulture industry. This includes plant biotechnologies, plant parts, development, and growth, plant reproduction, plant uses, and pest/pest management. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Horticulture

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized by the greenhouse and horticulture industry. This includes plant parts, development and growth, plant propagation, growth media, nutrients, and fertilizer usage, pest management, and greenhouse management. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

Nursery Landscape 

This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized by the green industry in nursery production and management and landscape design and management. This includes plant production and management, principles of landscape design, blueprint design and drawing to scale, and selecting proper plants. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.