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Course #: 700

Length: 1 Trimester

Grade Level: 9-12

Credit: 0.5

Recommended Course: None

This course is designed to serve as a foundation course for classes in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department. As a foundation course, students will focus on the diversity of the agriculture industry as well as looking at the biological makeup of plants and animals. Students will get experience working with live animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, pigs, and much more) in the animal laboratory. Students will also have the opportunity to explore other aspects of the agriculture and natural resource industry such as forestry, wildlife management, and agriculture careers.

  • Course #: 700 Length: 1 Trimester Grade Level: 9-12 Credit: 0.5
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My name is Troy Talford and I am an instructor at the High School. I am originally from Durand, Wisconsin (near Eau Claire) and went to college at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (UW-RF). My degree is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education. During my time at UW-RF I also served as a State FFA Vice President (2001-2002). In 2014 I was honored to have been named a Career and Technical Education National Board Certified Teacher.

As a part of my college career I spent one semester student teaching in the Holmen High School under Mr. Roger King. Through my experiences there, I hope to bring new ideas and activities to the curriculum here at the Sauk Prairie High School.

My parents are Steve & Linda and I have a sister, Becky, and a charming niece, Briella. Much to people’s surprise, I never lived on a farm while growing up, but I am only one generation removed from dairy farming on both sides of my family. I do consider myself closely related to the agricultural industry as I have worked on my uncle’s dairy farm. I have also enjoyed helping my friends back home with their dairy production, sweet corn production, and maple syrup production. Making maple syrup has been, by far, the most rewarding experience for me. The process of making the syrup is one that allows you to work with others, enjoy nature, and see “sweet” results.

I look forward to working in the Sauk Prairie School District and encourage any and all community members to check out this website for updated information regarding our program and activities.