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West Rowan High School

Farm to Table Academy

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Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve.

- FFA Creed


Learn industry-based skills in agriculture with focuses available in animal science, horticulture and agricultural mechanics. Take your agricultural knowledge to the next level in our farm-to-table program by learning how to cultivate, prepare, design and market meals using fresh and home-grown ingredients in a commercial restaurant environment. Join students with like-interests and career goals by participating in award-winning organizations such as Future Farmers of America (FFA) and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Industry Credentials

  • NC Hunter Safety Course
  • National SafeTractor
  • Certified Welding
  • NC Beef Quality Assurance
  • NC Poultry Quality Assurance
  • OSHA 10-hour general industry certification
  • ServSafe
  • ProStart Level 1
  • ProStart Level 2


Animal Science

Animal science teaches us about anatomy, terminology, nutrition, and care practices for large animals. It also introduces us to careers in the field.

- Jessie Cline

Environmental and Natural Resources Studies

The Environmental and Natural Resources class allows us to explore the different types of natural resources while also learning about how we can positively affect our environment.

- Robby Cogburn


In horticulture we get to learn about plant and soil science, and also get to produce real horticultural crops hands-on in the greenhouse.

- Dillon Simpson


This class serves as an introduction to all areas of agriculture, while also teaching us about parliamentary procedure, as well as the history of the FFA.

- Nathan Winecoff

Agriculture Mechanics

Agricultural Mechanics introduces us to welding, mechanics, electrification, concrete, and construction, while we're also learning about tools and equipment.

- Josh Corriher

Equine Science

In equine science we learn about the history of horsemanship, uses for horses, breeding practices, equine business management, and basic care skills for horses!

- Parker Greene

Veterinary Assisting

Marketing/Tourism & Hospitality

There is always something new to learn about businesses and brands. We do a lot of group activities that gives us a lot of hands-on experience.

-Alexis Harvey

Sustainable Agriculture


We learn all about the food industry and not just the cooking aspect.

-Sarah Steele

Project Management

Potential Certifications

  • NC Hunter Safety Course
  • National SafeTractor
  • Certified Welding
  • NC Beef Qual. Assurance
  • NC Poultry Qual.
  • OSHA 10-hour general
  • Carolina Certified Plant
  • NC Private Pesticide
  • ServSafe
  • Advanced Customer Service & Sales
  • Certified Guest Service Professional
  • Fundamentals Marketing Concepts
  • Prostart Level 1 & 2

How can I apply?

Any student may apply to WRHS Farm to Table Academy regardless of their current district.

For more information about joining our Farm to Table Academy, you should meet with a guidance counselor to determine if our academy aligns with your goals for high school and beyond.

The forms you need can be found here:

How to Transfer

Contact Us

West Rowan High School
8050 NC Hwy 801
Mt. Ulla, NC 28125
(704) 278-9233

Award-winning FFA

Madeline Wilhelm places 2nd in National Agriscience Fair



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