Callahan Recipient of Maryland Honorary American FFA Degree


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Jodi Callahan, Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Teacher at Caroline Career & Technology Center, has been formally recognized by the National FFA Organization as an Honorary American FFA Degree recipient. This award recognizes those teachers who have created high-quality agricultural education programs which inspire and motivate their students to strive for success.

Ms. Callahan has served 10 years at Caroline Career & Technology Center as the CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education) teacher. Among her many accomplishments at CCTC, in early 2016, Ms. Callahan worked with student, community and business partners to fund and build the Outdoor Agriculture Learning Facility. The “barn” houses market swine and cattle to produce meat for the CCPS Food Services Department. She educates others about agriculture, specifically livestock production and reproduction and believes that hands-on learning is the most effective method of teaching.

Ms. Callahan was a founding member of the Caroline County FFA Alumni which re-chartered in 2016. She encourages students to get involved in their school and community by joining the National FFA organization-Caroline County Chapter. She works with supporters to build a stronger Ag education department for students.

The National FFA is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.