Nate is a junior in Agriculture and Extension Education. He spent his first year an a half at Altoona Campus where he also ran cross country. Since his time at University Park Nate has become extremely involved. He is the Domestic Study Away Chair for Teach Ag! Society and a second year Teach Ag! Avenger. His dedication and work ethic demonstrate his excitement for Agriculture Education. Because of Nate's experience and passion he was chosen as one of 12 National Teach Ag! Ambassadors through the National Association of Agricultural Educators. In his role as an Ambassador Nate continues to advocate for the "best job ever" Agricultural Education! Not only is he involved and active in our major, but he is also involved in the larger College of Agricultural Sciences. Nate serves as a mentor in the College of Ag Change of Campus Mentorship Program, he is a brother at Alpha Zeta an honorary professional co-ed agricultural fraternity and works at Farms Services.
His first agricultural memories are at Pennsylvania Farm Show with his grandfather. Nate grew up in 4-H where he was an active member of the Cumberland County 4-H for 11 years, where he went on to serve on the state officer team. "I have come to love the world of youth development. Growing up around peers who have no idea where their food comes from has lead me to agricultural education." As a future Ag Teacher Nate looks forward to teaching agricultural mechanics and advising an FFA chapter! When Nate is not in the classroom, working or participating in organizations he can be seen working on his pulling tractor or watching PA Posse Spring Car Racing! Congratulations on being named the Student of the Month Nate!
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