Agriculture

Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices.

Agriculture is Ohio’s largest industry, and booming across the nation as a whole. Always evolving and adopting new technology, the demand for young people with agricultural knowledge is through the roof. Enrolling in DACC’s Agricultural Science program puts students on the right track for higher education and career success.

This program is designed for students to build upon their experiences in and out of the classroom. Students have the opportunity to hone specific skills through nationally recognized competitions, build leadership principles at state and national gatherings, and jump start careers through supervised projects.

These are not the days of straw hats and bib overalls. Students are immersed in the science and technology of an on-the-move industry when they enroll in DACC’s Agricultural Program at Buckeye Valley and Big Walnut middle and high schools.

Contact Us

Jeffrey Stimmell
Big Walnut Agriculture Science Instructor
740-965-3766
JeffStimmell@BWLS.net
555 Old 3C Highway
Sunbury, OH 43074
Web: BigWalnut.TheAET.com
Facebook: @BWFFA
Twitter: @BigWalnutFFA

Alex Zimmer
Buckeye Valley Agriculture Science Instructor
740-363-1349
AZimmer@MyBVLS.org
901 Coover Road
Delaware, OH 43015
Web: BuckeyeValley.TheAET.com
Facebook: BuckeyeValleyDACCFFAChapter

Campus Locations

  • Buckeye Valley Middle and High School

  • Big Walnut Middle and High School

Grade Level

8-12

Courses Offered

  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

  • Plant and Animal Science

  • Animal Anatomy and Management

  • Food Crop Technology

  • Global Food Business

Multiple classes fulfill advanced science requirements for graduation

Additional Benefits

  • Access to scholarships: Nearly $3 million through FFA alone

  • Bring math and science to life in this application-based environment

  • Graduates sought after by employers

  • Preparation for Ohio’s #1 industry

  • The instructor can help you search for a job

Technology Integration

  • Handheld computers

  • Spatial Management Software

  • Various technology to determine benefits for food production

Hands On Opportunities

There are opportunities to gain hands on experience in many interesting areas including:

  • Precision Agriculture Technology

  • Animal Physiology

  • Plant Genetics

  • International Business

Who Takes Agricultural Science?

  • Athletes

  • Musicians

  • Theater Members

  • FFA Superstars

Members come from the suburbs of Powell to the rural areas of Morrow County. They look forward to futures in engineering, technology, business, science, and farming.