Connecticut's Agricultural Science and Technology Education (Vo-Ag) Program
Jan 8, 2021 - less than 1 minute
Originally published on April 22, 2019, this policy briefing has been updated with new enrollment and student demographic data, as well as other updated information.
This policy briefing provides an overview of the regional Agricultural Science and Technology Education (also known as vocational agriculture, or Vo-Ag) program, including its history, objectives, administration, and sources of funding. The purpose of the Vo-Ag program is to serve students within a region of Connecticut by providing educational programs in the field of agriculture and occupations related to agriculture.
During the 2019-20 school year, there were 20 regional Vo-Ag centers being operated by local or regional boards of education, each of which enrolled students from a designated set of boards of education. Combined, these centers educated approximately 3,100 students during the 2019-20 school year.
School and State Finance Project. (2020). Connecticut's Agricultural Science and Technology Education (Vo-Ag) Program. New Haven, CT: Author. Retrieved from http://ctschoolfinance.org/resources/uploads/files/Connecticuts-Vo-Ag-Program.pdf.