The “real world” is about to make a visit at my front door. As I have begun the transition from being a college student to becoming an Agricultural Educator, life has been much different this semester. Instead of going to classes just a few days a week for an hour at a time, I now teach classes from 8 to 3, Monday through Friday. I am learning the responsibilities of being a teacher, as well as how to have an FFA program that runs smoothly and efficiently.
Becoming a teacher doesn’t happen overnight, or even with years of experience. I believe that as a beneficial teacher I will continue to learn throughout my student teaching as well as my future classroom, when I make it that far. Learning everyday is part of this life that we all get to live, and it’s amazing how much knowledge and wisdom one can obtain by doing so. Things learned throughout life, may not seem to be too important, but someday that knowledge may come in pretty handy. I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones. I get to wake up, come to school, and teach students about agriculture. Agriculture has played a large role in my life, and I hope that I am able to make an impact on these students so that agriculture can play a role in their lives, too. I hope that I am able to continue to do what I love for many years to come, and to promote agriculture to youth of our world. College has been a great learning experience, and I will hold the knowledge and memories dear. But now it is about time for me to become part of the work force and promote one of the greatest pursuits on this planet – AGRICULTURE!