Appalachian Ohio P-20 Council
Inspiring a regional commitment to student success

First AOP-20 Council Meeting of the
2023- 2024 Year

September 28, 2023
10 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Shenandoah High School,
the Zeps – “Green Acres”


THEME:  Work Force Development –

“One in seven Ohioans works in the agricultural sector. The agricultural industry accounts for about $125 billion of the GDP of the state. Regional schools are major contributors to their community’s agricultural work force. AOP-20 topics this year, along with our other major themes, will share the schools’ contribution to work force development.” (


Noble Local Schools has invited AOP-20 to hold our first meeting in the classroom at Green Acres, a 140 acre farm that is part of the school complex. The “green” facility is located near the high school and is easily accessed with ample parking. Breakfast goodies will be provided, see below.

This amazing facility offers students authentic learning opportunities to raise and care for farm animals, to operate a farm site for crop management and land utilization. Students will experience green house experience and have opportunities to operate and repair farm equipment. The building is near the high school which enables students to return for academic courses that are part of their graduation requirements.


other topics to be shared:
Eat and Meet – “Zep Sweets, treats, and eats.” Shenandoah’s student -operated food truck will provide breakfast. Come a bit early to grab your food and carry it inside to the meeting.
Drone Technology – is being integrated into rural life and students are involved in this learning experience
STEM – Newly created and emerging fields in our changing world demand a work force that can



“Growing Home Fellowships” panel
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FA0) attended our September meeting to provide awareness for substantial scholarship funds to support applicants willing to enter into leadership development for Appalachian Ohio. Over 70 individuals received this award and we will hear from a couple of local recipients as well as an FAO staff member who will share the vision of the training and what it will mean for our region.

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AOP-20 Council Meeting Dates for 2023-2024 School Year

Thursday September 28, 2023

Thursday November 16, 2023

Thursday February 15, 2024

Friday April 18, 2024