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Santa Gertrudis ISD

Achieving Excellence

Mrs. Vanessa G. Chase



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Science Minor in Agriculture Business

Mrs. Vanessa G. Chase

Welcome to the Agriculture Science Department of Santa Gertrudis ISD and the Academy Pride FFA Chapter!


At La Joya High School I was intruduced into Agriculture Education and the FFA organization as a freshman and have experianced first hand all the amazing things this organization can do for any student/member. The more you put into the FFA the more you will get out of it. Some of the events I participated in were Chapter Conducting, Livestock Judging, Fruit & Vegetable Judging, and Citrus Judging. My SAE projects were Market Swine (4 years) and Market Lambs (2 years). I graduated in the top 2.5% of my class in 2007. 


After transfering from The University of Texas-Austin (pre-pharmacy) to Texas A&M University-Kingsville (agriculture) I graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011. 


I have been with Santa Gertrudis ISD since 2011 as their Agriculture Science Teacher & FFA Advisor. While at Santa Gertrudis I have increased student enrollment in Agriculture courses and trained/adviced several teams and individuals who have received numerous FFA awards at the District, Area, and State level.

Some of the highest achievements include:

3rd place Senior Prepared Public Speaking - Agricultural Policy Division

7th place Senior Prepared Public Speaking - Natural Resources Division

7th place State Semi-Finals Greenhand Chapter Conducting Team

8th place State Semi-Finals Senior Chapter Conducting

3 - State Qualifing Farm Business Management Teams

2 - State Qualifing Tractor Tech Teams

1 - State Qualifing Livestock Judging Team 




FFA makes a possitive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. 



Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed chioces in global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. 

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