Agricultural Education Student Named Teach Ag Ambassador
Thursday, Jun. 21, 2012
Aly Reynolds, an agricultural education student at Utah State University, has been named a Teach Ag Ambassador by the National Teach Ag Campaign.
The National Teach Ag Campaign named Aly Reynolds, an agricultural education student at Utah State University, a Teach Ag Ambassador.
The National Teach Ag Campaign selects 11 agricultural education students from colleges across the country to serve as Teach Ag Ambassadors. The students will be trained in September and then travel to Indianapolis, Indiana, where they will spend a week at the 2012 National FFA Convention.
At the convention, the ambassadors will interact with high school students, provide information about the agricultural education degree and promote the agricultural education program.
“Selection for ambassadorship is a competitive process, and being selected means they believe you are one of the nation’s best and brightest future agriculture teachers,” said Becki Lawver, assistant professor in agricultural education.
After serving as a FFA state officer in Nevada, Reynolds decided to become an agricultural education major to make a difference in young people’s lives.
“Aly is an outstanding example of a future agriculture teacher,” said Lawver. “Her energetic personality and hard work will be a tremendous asset to the national Teach Ag campaign.”
Reynolds is excited for the chance to meet other future agricultural education students, to experience the national FFA convention and to meet new people as she prepares to become an educator.
Reynolds learned of the Teach Ag Ambassador opportunity on the National Association of Agricultural Educators Facebook page. Reynolds had known several individuals who had previously done the program and decided to apply.
“I’m excited for this opportunity,” said Reynolds. “This will help me share the passion I have for agricultural education with many, many people.”
More information about the national Teach Ag campaign is at its website.
- USU Agriculture Education Program
- USU School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education
- USU College of Agriculture
Contact: Becki Lawver, assistant professor, School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education, (435) 797-1254, firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: McCarty Hatfield, marketing assistant, College of Agriculture, (435) 797-7406, email@example.com