Thank you, agriculture teachers

When we were planning the inaugural “Thank You, Teachers” edition last year, we had a strong feeling we would be doing this again.

There were so many more stories left for us to tell. So, here we are with “Thank You, Teachers” Part II.

This special issue is about recognizing agricultural educators for the work they do to prepare the next generation for the future, and life.

We are thanking them for their long hours they put in after the school day ends and for sometimes dipping into their own pocketbook to make sure their class has everything it needs to be successful.

It’s our way of acknowledging the value these educators have in our lives. Teachers mentor, motivate and make a difference in the lives of their students every day.

Through inquiry-based classroom and hands-on laboratory experiences, agriculture teachers inspire their students to become future entrepreneurs and agriculturalists by developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Agriculture programs teach the science and production of food, feed and fiber, as well as subjects such as natural resources and veterinary science.

Students in agriculture programs learn a wide variety of skills and concepts through these subjects, including communications, leadership, management, math, science and technology.

We wouldn’t be feeding as many people, creating better technologies, curing animal diseases, shaping policy or marketing livestock without the influence of these humble, caring and generous workers. So, we want to say thank you.

You can see all of these stories, as well as notes you wrote and submitted to AgriNews online about your own favorite educators, at

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