The American Farm School’s mission is to educate youth and adults to become professionally accomplished in the latest aspects of agriculture, ecology and the life sciences, and to make Greece and its neighbors a better place. My personal goal as President is to challenge staff, faculty and - most importantly - myself to honor this mission and to inspire students, graduates, donors and supporters to play their significant part in the unique story of this Institution.
The School has come a long way since its founding in 1904. Today, major educational divisions include the Primary School, the Haseotes Middle School, the High School, the School of Professional Education (Vocational High School, I.IEK and Extension Services) and the Perrotis College of Agriculture, Environment and Life Sciences. The School prepares its graduates for leadership roles in community life and for prominent careers in agriculture, science and the food science industry by teaching agricultural and business practices that are economically viable, ecologically sound and socially responsible.
During my term, I aspire to consolidate existing educational programs, encouraging young people to reach their full potential through innovative academic and experiential courses; focus on educational farm initiatives; and bring the community closer together.
I was raised to respect the land and all it has to offer. I was taught to respect hard work and all that it can accomplish. And, as the son of the late Bruce Lansdale, American Farm School Director for 35 years, I was privileged to witness the miracles this Institution has achieved for deserving youth.
Thank you for supporting the School as we continue to strive for more miracles.
Jeff Lansdale, Ph.D.
American Farm School