Category Archives: Agriculture Business – Consumer Education

2017 Spring Semester H&R Block Budget Challenge (Agribusiness)

(L to R) Mikaela DeWolfe, Alexis Fritz, Bailey Real, Blue Breese, and Jessica Sears.

SCHS Students Participate in Budget Simulation

 

High school students are graduating without basic financial skills. As young adults, their first exposure to real-life situations can result in costly mistakes, overwhelming debt and an unstable financial future. Free to high school teachers and home school educators, the H&R Block Budget Challenge is a teacher-tested, online simulation tool that replicates real-world budgeting and personal finance decision-making. By simulating an adult’s financial life – paying bills, investing in retirement, managing loans and more – students take a personal finance “road test.” This learn-by-doing educational approach allows high school students to make real-world mistakes without facing real-world consequences. Through exposure to real-life personal finance situations, the H&R Block Budget Challenge equips teens with the skills, habits and confidence to manage their money wisely. The H&R Block Budget Challenge immerses students in the life of a recent college graduate who has been working for six months. Each participant receives a virtual salary and must make smart budgeting decisions regarding expenses, such as rent, utilities, car payments and more. Students are challenged to balance current and future financial needs and demonstrate resourcefulness, understanding and practical application of financial concepts. Students receive bills on a regular basis and must pay them on time, while maximizing savings via a virtual 401(k) and minimizing penalties such as late fees, overdraft fees or finance charges. The simulation includes realistic surprise scenarios and monetary challenges such as a car accident or lost cell phone. Participants earn bonus points for completing quizzes on personal finance topics such as interest or starting a 401(k). The Agribusiness/Consumer Education second semester class taught by Mr. Scott Fairfield participated in the simulation this spring semester and the top five scores in the classroom belonged to Blue Breese, Mikaela DeWolfe, Bailey Real, Jessica Sears, and Alexis Fritz.

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2017 Agriculture Career Program – Cambridge FFA Alumni and BHE


2017 Day in the Life of Agriculture Program

Students from Stark County, Cambridge, Wethersfield, AlWood, and Geneseo learned about careers in the agriculture industry and participated in hands-on activities in Natural Resources, Plant Science, Animal Science, Agriculture Mechanics, and Agriculture Business at Black Hawk East College. The event was sponsored by the Cambridge FFA Alumni and Black Hawk East.

 

SCHS Agribusiness/Consumer Education Participates in Budget Challenge

 

Top Five SCHS Agribusiness/Consumer Education students First Semester are (l to r) Teresa Heuermann, Mitchell Herridge, Matthew Roark, Makenzie Snyder, and Megan Brown.

Top Five SCHS Agribusiness/Consumer Education students First Semester are (l to r) Teresa Heuermann, Mitchell Herridge, Matthew Roark, Makenzie Snyder, and Megan Brown.

High schoolers are graduating without basic financial skills. As young adults, their first exposure to real-life situations can result in costly mistakes, overwhelming debt and an unstable financial future. Free to high school teachers and home school educators, the H&R Block Budget Challenge is a teacher-tested, online simulation tool that replicates real-world budgeting and personal finance decision-making. By simulating an adult’s financial life – paying bills, investing in retirement, managing loans and more – students take a personal finance “road test.” This learn-by-doing educational approach allows high schoolers to make real-world mistakes without facing real-world consequences. Through exposure to real-life personal finance situations, the H&R Block Budget Challenge equips teens with the skills, habits and confidence to manage their money wisely. The H&R Block Budget Challenge immerses students in the life of a recent college graduate who has been working for six months. Each participant receives a virtual salary and must make smart budgeting decisions regarding expenses, such as rent, utilities, car payments and more. Students are challenged to balance current and future financial needs and demonstrate resourcefulness, understanding and practical application of financial concepts. Students receive bills on a regular basis and must pay them on time, while maximizing savings via a virtual 401(k) and minimizing penalties such as late fees, overdraft fees or finance charges. The simulation includes realistic surprise scenarios and monetary challenges such as a car accident or lost cell phone. Participants earn bonus points for completing quizzes on personal finance topics such as interest or starting a 401(k). The Agribusiness/Consumer Education first semester class taught by Mr. Scott Fairfield participated in the simulation this fall semester.

The Facts Behind Prices We Pay

www.cmegroup.com/trading/energy/the-facts-behind-oil-prices.htm

www.cmegroup.com/trading/agricultural/the-facts-behind-food-prices.html

www.cmegroup.com/trading/agricultural/the-facts-behind-beef-prices.html

Quizlet Vocabulary Flash Cards

This website contains flashcards for vocabulary review and equipment identification for the agriculture education courses at Stark County High School.

http://quizlet.com/fairfld61

2012-2013 Stark County FFA Calendar of Events

This a tentative calendar of FFA activities at the section, district, state and national levels of the FFA organization. Additional activities will be added at the local level once calendars are officially set.

Section 3 FFA Calendar of Events 2012-2013

Careers in Agriculture

A collection of videos showcasing some of the more than 300 career opportunities available in the agriculture industry.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7B61381EE0438243&feature=plcp

Life According to Bill Gates

Hey! It’s back to school time! Here is some constructive advice from Mr. Bill Gates. Enjoy!

Bill Gates’ Rules of Life

Understanding Taxes – Agribusiness/Consumer Education

Students in the Agribusiness/Consumer Education class use the netbook computers to complete tutorials, simulations, and assessments from an IRS website on Understanding Taxes. Topics include payroll taxes and the W-4 withholding form, interest income, and identifying dependents and deductions.