President: Colby Smith
Colby grew up in Lehi, UT. He is a junior in the Agriculture Education Program, recently transferring from Utah Valley University where he received degrees in Welding Technology and University Studies. He was active in his FFA chapter and was a participant in the National FFA Agriscience Fair for two consecutive years. Colby is looking forward to student teaching in the spring of 2014.
Vice President: Deanna Rothlisberger
Deanna grew up in Aztec, New Mexico where she had the opportunity to participate in her high school FFA chapter. It was here that she developed a love for agriculture, for working with people, and for teaching people of all ages about the importance of agriculture. Deanna is also a member of USU’s Collegiate FFA, Young Famers & Ranchers, and Animal Science Club. She is excited for the day she is finally an Ag Teacher!
Secretary: Beth Johnson
Beth Johnson is originally from El Centro, California. She transferred to Utah State
Spring of 2010. After a couple years of coming to a career decision she finally decided
on Agricultural Education. She credits her leadership strengths from her involvement in
FFA and wants she wants to give future generations the same opportunity to make a
mark in this world.
Treasurer: Dustin Jensen
Dustin is from Brigham City, Utah. He is a freshman in the Agricultural Education Program. Growing up he was active in the 4-H and FFA programs. He is still active in the agriculture industry. Dustin is looking forward to student teaching in the spring of 2015.
University Representative: Jordan White
Jordan grew up in Cache Valley, were he worked on the family farm in North Logan. He was in the FFA throughout high school, and that is were he decided to become an agriculture teacher. He is married and has a little girl and they are his pride and joy. He is looking forward to completing his student teaching in the spring of 2015.
Faculty Advisor : Dr. Brian Warnick
Dr. Warnick grew up in Lyman, Wyoming. He is a graduate of Utah State University, receiving bachelors degrees in Secondary Education-Biology and Special Education in 1994. He taught high school agriculture and biology at Box Elder High for three years and at Bear River High for four years. While teaching he received his masters degree in Agricultural Systems Technology from USU. Although Dr. Warnick loved teaching high school agriculture, he decided to pursue an opportunity to help others become agriculture teachers. In 2001, he accepted an instructor position in the General Agriculture and Agricultural Education department at Oregon State University where he earned a Ph.D. in education with a minor in agricultural education in June of 2004. Dr. Warnick has been at Utah State University since August 2004 and is an associate professor of agricultural education.