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Why I Teach Ag: Amanda Smith    
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | Author: Texas FFA News
 



What ag education classes do you teach?

I teach Principles of Ag, Livestock, Advanced Animal Science, Horticulture, Landscape Design and Floral Design.

Why do you teach ag?
Simply put, I teach ag because it is easy for me to be passionate about such an important industry.  I LOVE all things agriculture!


What is your favorite classroom memory?

There are so many! I would say my favorite memories are when I can tell my students have found something in agriculture they love and want to learn more about. For example, when a student finds themselves in a horticulture class they weren't prepared to like or are not sure how they ended up in it, but they end up loving it. I've even had some who choose to go into that career path. To be able to witness students find their passion in agriculture and begin to pursue it is pretty cool for me.
 
What is your favorite FFA memory?
I'm competitive by nature, so anytime we bring home a banner from a contest or stock show are always fun times, but my favorite FFA memories are made on the overnight trips and time spent in a truck or bus with kids.


Why do you believe that ag education is so important?

A simple answer would be agriculture is and will continue to be the foundation industry on which all other industries are built and the future of our world resides. Therefore, training and educating students who are passionate and interested in the agriculture industry is imperative to the future strength of agriculture and ultimately mankind.

 
   
 
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