Monday, January 27, 2014

Teach Ag! Society Excited to Begin 2014

A new semester means new ideas for the Penn State Teach Ag Society! The group met on January 21st to re-group, introduce the new officers and make plans for the upcoming year. The purpose of the Penn State Teach Ag Society is to promote the high standards and ideals in agricultural and extension education, promote a bond between individuals in and those that have an interest in the world of agricultural and extension education and aid in the development of leadership, citizenship, and scholarship.

Newly elected president Jillian Gordon (@Jillianpsu) stated, “It is awesome to finally begin the year with Teach Ag! We have a lot of exciting events coming up that we hope the entire college can be a part of.” Jillian, along with the other officers, has been working on planning events, social activities and meetings for the coming months.

The new Teach Ag Society Officers
(Back Row) Tyler Schaeffer, Rea Ianson, Amanda Forstater, Katie Andrews,
Olivia Murphy-Sweet, Deanna Miller, Janae VanBuskirk and Howard Poole
(Front Row) Rachel Telesz, Jillian Gordon, Laura Metrick and Cassidy Chedder
Some of the exciting opportunities coming up are an AgriCorp seminar, National FFA Week Social with guest speaker Dr. Connie Baggett, CPR certification and a Peace Corp seminar. The society hopes that the events will not only be fun, but they will be education and an opportunity for professional growth.

Katie Andrews (@klandrews_24), a 2016 Student Teacher, is one of the co-chairs for the social committee this year. She said “I believe the Teach Ag. Society has a great balance of professional development, planning, and fun. This year the social committee members have some great ideas for everyone to enjoy. Our social events are diverse. They include food, creativity, athleticism, competition, conversation, and even other clubs.” Some of the exciting social events coming up are ice skating at Pegula Ice Rink, Wii nights and even themed meetings.

The Penn State Teach Ag Society hopes to continue to expand each semester. If you are interested in joining the Teach Ag Society or would like more information on any of the upcoming events, contact President Jillian Gordon.

To learn more about starting on the path to having a career that makes a positive impact on the lives of students across the globe by becoming an agricultural educator, please contact the agricultural teacher education program at teachag@psu.edu. Follow us on Twitter at TeachAgPSU, on Facebook, or on our blog!




Laura Metrick, Student Blogger
2015 Student Teacher
Twitter Handle: Its_LauraBeth

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