The national Teach Ag Day held last week was to recognize local Ag teachers but it also was to inform the public about what they teach and what students gain from being a part of the Agriculture program.
If you talk to anyone who has been actively involved in Ag and the FFA you will find they all have something in common, how it changed their lives. Those who graduated years ago will always remember what they learned and how it shaped their lives over the years.
The Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor is more than a teacher. In most cases, they serve as a mentor, friend and encourager. They are a major part of the student’s life in training to organize activities, speaking in public, examples of working with others, and becoming a valuable part of the community. Ag teachers are employed for 60 days in the summer and spend time with the students working on their experience projects, training for judging contests and attending camps and conventions. While it started out as farming now it has extended to many others parts of learning and providing a living for the students in future years.
Emma Peake says the Ag program offers something for everyone.
click to download audioMichaelyn Sample shared how she has grown as a result of her time in FFA.
click to download audioLaken White explains how upcoming events have shown her how to plan and organize.
click to download audioRachel McClung said she has learned to communicate better through her time in Ag.
click to download audioThe Caldwell County Agriculture Department and FFA Chapter have a long-standing reputation of being one of the best in the State of Kentucky. Current teachers are Magen Woods and Parker Jennings and the students are still benefiting from past Advisor Wes York and a long list of former successful teachers.
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