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KHSD School Farm

 

Mr. Freeman, KHSD Ag Coordinator

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Direct line: (661) 832-9053

 

Program Description

Regional Occupational Center is proud to host the Kern High School District’s school farm. Under the direction of Mr. Clay Freeman, this fully functioning farm provides Ag and Future Farmers of America (FFA) students throughout the district the opportunity to tend to their animals and to gain valuable work experience.

Farm highlights:

  • Grazing fields for sheep, goats, and yak.
  • Pens for hogs and cattle.
  • Foul house for chickens, roosters, and turkeys.
  • Fully functioning green house, gardening beds, and fruit & nut orchard.
  • Tractors, storage sheds, and work stations throughout.
  • Dedicated maintenance crew tending to animal and farm needs 7 days a week.
  • Daily access to ag and FFA students and their instructors.

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

FFA is a national student organization which makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Vibrant and active FFA chapters are available to students attending most KHSD comprehensive schools, as well as at ROC. Students participate in campus and school farm activities, as well as compete in regional, state, and national competitions.

Kern Ag Foundation’s Ag Pavilion

Mr. Freeman also coordinates the Kern Ag Foundation’s Ag Pavilion, located at 3300 East Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, CA 93307. For facility information, rental fees, and map, visit www.kernagfoundation.com/agpav.htm.

Meet Mr. Freeman

  • KHSD Ag Ed Coordinator at ROC since 2018. KHSD Ag Instructor since 2001.
  • Single Subject-Agriculture and Ag Specialist teaching credentials.
  • MS, Ag Education; Cal Poly, SLO.
  • BS, Ag Science; Cal Poly, SLO.
  • KHSD intructional assignments have included Ag Mechanics (Kern Valley, 2001 - 2005) and Ag Mechanics, Ag Science, and Ag Business (Foothill, 2005 - 2018).
  • Agri-Business California Partnership Academy Coordinator, Foothill High.
  • Officer, California Ag Teachers Association, 2014 - 2019.