Lincoln High School Farm

Western Placer Unified School District acquired 280 acres in 1974 as a surplus property from the McClellan AFB Communication Annex. The shop was built in 1984, the hay barn was built in 1989 and in 1998 classrooms arrived at the farm which opened up the opportunity for more classes to be held at the farm. In 2006 an additional 125 acres was donated by Wildlands Inc..

The LHS farm is a 405 acre facility designed to give students practical experience in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Our goal is to expose as many students as possible to the school farm and demonstrate how agriculture and the environment can co-exist.

This facility could not have been accomplished without the support of the Western Placer School Board, administration and the Lincoln High School Farm Foundation. We thank them for their continued support.

LHS Classes Held at the Farm

Sustainable Agriculture- A Biological Approach to Industry Practices

Sustainable Agriculture is a one year course designed to integrate biological science practices and knowledge into the practice of sustainable agriculture. This is a lab science course designed for the college bound student with a career interest in agriculture and/or environmental studies. Class is held at the LHS Farm and is linked with Special Projects which will meet elective credit.
*Meets UC/CSU Lab Science Requirement
**Prerequisite: A or B in 8th Grade Science

Animal Science

Animal Science is designed to prepare students for a college degree in Agriculture, environmental, or veterinary science. This course covers the following topics: effects of animals on human lives, animal biology/physiology, and animal industries.
*Meets UC/CSU College Prep Elective Requirement
**Prerequisite: Completion of Agricultural Biology or Biology with a “C” or better or instructor approval

Agricultural Welding

In this class students will begin using welding, drawing, testing and diagramming techniques to hone their skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and OxyAcetylene cutting and welding. Weld print reading and stress testing techniques will be explored.

Natural History

This class is a lecture, lab and field study course including life cycles, characteristics, identification and their relationship to man, of insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. This course is an ecological study of life zones, pollution, land uses and water systems. This class is taught at the school farm.
*Meets UC/CSU College Prep Elective credit
**Prerequisite: Must pass Agricultural Biology or Biology with a “C” or better or instructor approval

Agricultural Welding 2

In this class students will continue using welding, drawing, testing and diagramming techniques to hone their skills in Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and OxyAcetylene cutting and welding. More advanced print reading and stress testing techniques will be explored. Students may begin certification work.
**Prerequisite: Must pass Agricultural Welding with a “C” or better

Advanced Welding and Fabrication

May be repeated for mastery. Students enrolled in this class will concentrate on project design, diagram reading and drawing, material selection and general fabrication. Students will use their skills design and build their own projects from scratch.
**Prerequisite: Must pass Agricultural Welding 2 with a “C” or better

Agricultural Economics/Government

This class is designed for the senior CATES student to meet LHS graduation requirements for Economics and American government. This course will focus on principles of agribusiness management including: business structure, supply and demand, record keeping, the importance of agriculture, governmental processes and how they affect the industry of agriculture at the local, state and national level.

Agriculture and Soil Chemistry

This course explores the physical and chemical nature of soil as well as the relationships between soil, plants, animals and agricultural practices. Students will examine properties of soil and land and their connections to plant and animal production. Using knowledge of scientific protocols as well as course content, students will develop an Agriscience research program to be conducted throughout the first semester of the course. Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.
**Prerequisite: Must pass Sustainable Agriculture with a “C” or better

Agriscience Systems Management

This integrated class combines an interdisciplinary approach to laboratory science and research with agricultural management principles. Using skills and principles learned in the course, students design systems and experiments to solve agricultural management issues currently facing the industry. Additionally, students will connect the products created in this class with industry activities to link real world encounters and implement skills demanded by both colleges and careers. The course culminates with an agriscience experimental research project in which students design and conduct an experiment to solve a relevant issue. Final projects will be eligible for Career Development Event competition at FFA events. Throughout the course, students will be graded on participation in intracurricular FFA activities as well as the development and maintenance of an ongoing Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.
**Prerequisite C or Better in Agriculture and Soil Chemistry

LHS Farm Species Sightings

Our Natural History class meets at the Lincoln High School Farm and part of the course requirement is to maintain an accurate species sightings from the farm. Below you will find the most recent specie sightings.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Tricolored Blackbird

Tricolored Blackbird

Woodduck

Woodduck