Agriculture Academy

Teacher Name: Martha Gillespie
Teacher Email: btgmag3276@gmail.com
Tuition: $160.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20.00
Discount for Semester Payment: no
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $30
Deposit (due at registration): $20.00
Grades: 4th-6th
Minimum Class Size: 6
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: yes
Class Time: 2nd hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1-2

Required Materials or Books: TBD text, journal

Class Description:
Teaching Ag is not just teaching farming or ranching. It is imparting skills for a sustainable life. It is possibly one of the best ways to keep the family farms from being swallowed by the large corporate farms. Right now the family farm is becoming a thing of the past.

There will be a concentrated effort to develop a vision for farming healthy crops and raising livestock with a respect for life. This can be done in an innovative and sustainable way that does not cause collateral damage to our planet.

Students will learn all aspects of the food chain from farm to delivery at the consumer’s home. How are the products that God created best handled on the farm and on the way to the consumer’s table? Biblical standards of farm stewardship as specifically outlined in the Bible will also be discussed.

About Martha Gillespie

I went to Houston Baptist University. I have BA degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology and a Masters Degree in Psychology. I have taught art K-6 for many years.
I have owned and operated Twelve Oaks Farms since 1983 raising cattle, chickens, geese, sheep, goats, horses and crops of hay, wheat and grapes. Twelve Oaks has been an organic farm since its inception.
I have three children and 5 grandchildren and have been married for 45 years.