As a freshman in high school I know exactly what I want to do with my life. Yes I am telling you the truth. If you would have asked me 2 years ago what I wanted to do I would have said a veterinarian. Now my answer is a little different. “I believe in the future of agriculture” How many of you had to learn this your freshman year in highschool. I did and it forever changed my life. Yes I do believe in the future of agriculture and have my whole life. I knew that working with younger kids was a passion of mine and refused to listen to my heart when it said that in a classroom is where I belong. Year after year we were asked what we wanted to be when we grew up and year after year I would say “I want to be a veterinarian”. My whole life I have loved animals. That is why I thought my career choice would be a successful one. Little did I know that my first year in 4-H I would be president and get to experience the joys and discomforts of working with younger kids. I still kept firmly in my mind that I wanted to be a veterinarian. The more my 8th grade year went on the more I leaned towards a teacher. Then my freshman year came along. I stood in front of my Ag class and recited my creed. To most that means nothing. To me that means so much more. Looking up to see the pride in my Ag teachers eyes made me happier than I can explain. That is the moment I decided that one day I wanted to give a kid that same look.
I want to be an Ag teacher not just because I love agriculture. It’s my passion to inspire others like I have been inspired by my Ag teachers. Every seed grows into something amazing, my job is to make sure the seed gets water.
I want to say thank you to my Ag teacher, 4-H managers, Extension agents, and my 4-H Club and FFA Chapter. You guys have changed my life and played a huge role in my decision to be an Ag teacher!
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