You know you’ve all heard it and typically when a story starts off with “that one time in ag class” you know it’s going to be good.Like that one time in ag class when we went to the National FFA Convention and were jamming out to classical music at a stoplight, drinking starbucks, wearing cowboy hats. Or, like that one time in ag class when we went to State FFA Convention and we got lost on our way to the dance, ending up in the ghetto. Or that one time in ag class when I drove my pony cart to school. Yep, you never know what you’re going to get when you enroll in an ag class.
Well today, is National Teach Ag Day and here at AgriEnergy Resources we are reminiscing about the good ‘ol days like that one time in ag class.
Needless to say the majority of us have many fond memories of ag class:
“My ag teachers really encouraged me to be involved in FFA where I learned leadership, public speaking, and many other skills that have carried over into my adult life.” – Gary Campbell, Agronomist
“My high school ag teacher/FFA advisor, who recently passed away, helped develop my appreciation of soils when I participated on the soil judging team.” – Ken Musselman, Agronomist
“Back in the Dark Ages, when I attended high school, girls weren’t allowed to take ag or be in FFA. But I am forever indebted to my 4-H Leaders and to all the world-class animal science professors at the University of Illinois who fueled my passion for agriculture.” – Mardel Robinson, Special Events Coordinator
So, if you’re reading this and you happen to be an ag teacher, maybe one of our ag teachers, thank you so much for all you do and continue to do for our industry. Enjoy your day!