Welcome to CTE Agriculture!
My name is Melissa Rauch-Allen. I am your Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor here at the High School and Middle School. This is my fourth year here in Okanogan. I graduated in 2020 from Washington State University (go cougs!) with a B.S. in Agriculture and Food Systems with an emphasis in Agricultural Education. Growing up, I quickly found my passion for all things agriculture and ran with it through various 4-H and FFA projects, working for a local dairy, and two different berry operations near Ferndale WA, where I grew up.
I am excited to explore the world of agriculture with our students. From plants and animals, to engines and welding, to all things food and natural resources, agriculture is such a broad topic and many people don't realize it is more that just sows, cows, and plows. I like to focus my classes on hands-on, practical assignments and tasks where students can make connections to their own life, and their future. In my room, we will be doing a lot of lab activities, project based learning, and a few field trips here and there.