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Ag: History at FCAHS

Forrest County Agricultural High School was established in 1911 to provide young boys and girls a school for training in the area of agriculture and home.  Since then, it has become one of the most outstanding schools in the state.  The campus has 320 acres with a pine plantation, hay field, pastures, recreational fields, and the main campus.  The Agriculture Department is continuing a long tradition of providing hands-on experiences for the students attending FCAHS.  Many changes have occurred over the years.  The program today consists of a modern building with two large classrooms, computer lab, and shop with a tool room modestly stocked with hand tools.  A new livestock barn was built recently to provide an opportunity for students to learn about livestock management.   Located on the main campus is a greenhouse, small poultry house, and a hog barn.  Farm equipment includes computers with internet access, welders, saws, oxy-acetylene torches, two tractors, hay equipment, and chemical spray equipment for students to use on the farm.  Teachers use all these facilities and equipment for instruction and demonstration purposes.