Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Student of the Month: Michael Cahill (@cahillms89)

Every month, we like to highlight students that have gone above and beyond in the Agriculture Education department! In October, we are proud to share the stories and adventures of Mr. Michael Cahill!

Michael is earning a Master's Degree in Agricultural and Extension Education and
International Agriculture and Development. He will be student teaching at Bald Eagle Area
High School in Centre County, Pennsylvania this Spring! Michael is a native of Richmond, Virginia whose passion for agriculture did not spark until an older age. His quest in becoming a positive agent of change as an Agriculture Educator is driven by his determination to inspire youth to actively engage in making the world a better place. He gained this determination after his experiences of traveling abroad, and working with youth across the world earlier in his life.

Michael also enjoys learning about natural systems and applying it to agriculture and sustainable design. He loves to teach and learn from others, which is why he takes an active role at the PSU Student Farm. From this role he has had the opportunity to “teach agriculture and help others in the community see the value in growing and raising food on their own.” As a father of two, Michael believes it is important for future generations to understand and comprehend the importance of agriculture beyond the soil. He plans to cultivate change with youth development through education focused around sustainability and agriculture. 

Michael is a great student and community member. Congratulations Michael for being October’s Student of the Month!

Want to know some fun facts about Michael? Check them out below!

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Graduation Year: 2017
Birthday: June 20th
Favorite PSU Class: AEE 505 Leadership Development 
Favorite place to eat in State College: GiGi's
Favorite PSU athletics team: Football
Favorite hangout on campus: Arboretum

If you would like to read more about Michael, connect with him via Twitter: @cahillms89

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.

Halee Wasson

Student Blogger

Twitter Handle: @wasson_halee

2018 Agriculture Education Student Teacher

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