Friday, April 11, 2014

Teach Ag Avenger Spotlight: Rea Ianson, #psuaged15

Rea Ianson
2014 Teach Ag! Avenger
The Teach Ag Avenger we are shining the spotlight on this month is Rea Ianson! Rea (@rnianson08) is a perfect example of a small town girl with big time dreams. She grew up on her family’s maple farm in Coudersport, PA where she has helped every year with the syrup production along with the beef cattle her family raises.

While attending Coudersport Jr. Sr. High School, Rea was involved in many things but nothing stole her heart as much as FFA. She was an active member and officer in the Spud Growers FFA Chapter. Her love for her family’s farm and her experiences in FFA began Rea’s journey in the agriculture industry. Along with being an AEE major, her time as an avenger have reassured Rea that Agriculture Education is the right path for her!

Rea’s favorite part of being an avenger is getting to promote something she is very passionate about and help others realize the infinite possibilities in agriculture. She also stated “I love the connections I have been able to make through this experience. I have met amazing leaders in FFA, incredible agriculture educators and students who are going to create a great future for this major!”

Rea and fellow Teach Ag! Avengers
Laura, Olivia & Howard
Along with the connections she has made with people in the public, Rea, a 2015 student teacher, values the relationships she has made with the other avengers throughout this year so far. “It’s great to go through this experience with other AEE students, we really have become like a family!”

Rea has participated in numerous events as an avenger and says the skills she is learning will benefit her future in so many ways. “I’m learning public speaking skills, communication skills and professional development all while recruiting and promoting this major!”

Rea’s future plans include becoming the best agriculture educator and FFA advisor she can be, raise a family of her own and living on her own maple farm!

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
2014 Teach Ag Avenger
@Its_LauraBeth

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