Campus: Willow Street | CIP Code: 51.0808
Instructor: Lori Hess
Instructor: Animal Production Science & Technology
Lori Hess grew up on a dairy farm and was a member of Lancaster County 4-H and Manor FFA. She used to show dairy beef, Brown Swiss dairy cattle, and pigs at the Lampeter Fair and raised capons for the PA Farm Show when she was in high school. After her years as a 4-H and FFA member were over, she served two summers as a 4-H intern through Penn State Cooperative Extension while attending Millersville University for a degree in education. She is currently a 4-H Dairy Beef Leader and member of the 4-H Program Advisory Board. It’s great to keep connected with FFA now as an advisor of the LCCTC FFA chapter which was chartered January 7, 2013.
She still lives on the family farm and has a few Brown Swiss cows and heifers, Katahdin sheep, Ameraucana chickens (which lay the cool blue/green eggs), rabbits, cats, and a dog.
Career Focus Statement
Prepare for professional large animal science related program, immediate employment, and further education.
All Agri-Science students will:
- Earn National Skills Certificates, i.e. National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) and PA Skills Certificates.
- Successfully transition into a 1st career job and/or related post-secondary training.
- Be proficient in their career major and demonstrate proficiency through hands-on performance and theoretical testing.
- Explore the care, management, evaluation, treatment and marketing of agricultural production animals such as beef, dairy, swine, poultry, sheep, goats, and horses.
- Experience the passion of working with animals in a variety of farm settings.
- Interact with experts in the field through job shadowing, clinical experience, co-op opportunities, and FFA membership.
- Agricultural Production/Farmer/Herd Manager
- Artificial Insemination Technician
- Dairy/Milk Processor
- Feed Mill Operator
- Lab/Research Technician
- Poultry Service/Vaccination Technician
- USDA Inspector
- Veterinary Medicine