Creek Cattle Company

A FARM TO TABLE EXPERIENCE

Our Creek Cattle Company program raises healthy cattle, expands academic opportunities and ensures that our students will have farm-fresh beef served in the cafeteria. Market animals are fed and cared for throughout the year until they reach appropriate market weight. 

We collaborate with the NHJ Director of Food Services to sell the meat to the school at the current market price for use in the school lunches with profits going back to Creek Cattle Company endeavors.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Whether maintaining and improving structures and grounds, caring for the animals, or helping with row crop production, Creek Cattle Company involves all our agriculture classes in many capacities.

The farm provides students:

  • Opportunities to apply cross-curricular skills in real-world hands-on scenarios.
  • Education about feed efficiency, rate of gain and other practical farm experiences.
  • Further educational opportunities in STEM for all of our students.
  • A natural setting for cross-curricular lessons and real-world problem-solving. 
Our Mission

Creek Cattle Company will make a difference in the lives of students and staff of NHJUSC by developing and exploring agricultural practices through hands-on student involvement in an up-close and personal farm-like setting.

Our Vision

A community rooted in agriculture dedicated to growing future agriculturalists in and out of the classroom. 

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Agricultural Pathways

Indian Creek High School offers four Agriculture pathways that meet the requirements of the Next Level Programs of Study: Agriscience Animals, Agriscience Plants, Horticulture, and Ag Mechanical and Engineering.

These sequences of courses allow students to better prepare for the real world by learning industry-standard skills, exploring career opportunities while earning college credits and industry certifications, and saving time and money while jump-starting their future.

Each of the Animal Life Science (ALS) classes (ALS Plants and ALS Animals) as well as the Animal Science courses count as a third-year science course for all students. Because of this, these courses are popular with students and are taken as part of, and separate from, the AgriScience Pathways.

In the last two school years, the Agriculture pathways have experienced an increased enrollment of 100 students.

The addition of a second agriculture teacher, the expansion of our Creek Cattle Company (Farm to Table Program) and the expectation of the addition of a new campus greenhouse has created excitement among our student body.

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Indian Creek Schools

Funding

In 2022, Indian Creek Schools received the 3E: Exploration, Engagement and Experience Grant from the Indiana Department of Education to further support the goals and initiatives of the Creek Cattle Company. 3E funding supports additional agricultural staffing, as well as the expansion of fencing and additional equipment. Future sponsorships and grant funding will continue to support equipment needs and herd management. 

Partners

Indian Creek Schools
Indian Creek Schools
Indian Creek Schools

Supporters

Indian Creek Schools
Indian Creek Schools
Indian Creek Schools

Johnson County Farm Bureau

Additional

Indian Creek FFA

DG Graphics

Cisco Companies

Lanham and Sons

Indiana Beef Council

Premier Ag

Carson Jack Gutters

Johnson County Beef Council

Staufferbuilt Farms

Shelby Farm Supply

Indy Site Works

Risch Farms

Reynolds Farm Equipment

NHJ Education Foundation

Umbarger and Sons

Indian Creek AG Advisory Board

Evan Alexander

Cole Allison

Joe Ramey

Chelsea Poe

Brian Young

Matthew Zupancic

Robert Zupancic

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