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Amy Loschen

Class of 2017
From Kempton, Illinois
Interned at National Junior Swine Association; Illinois FFA Center; Growing Agriculture Science Teachers (GAST) Intern
Student taught at Somonauk-Sandwich-Leland High School

“Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to be a teacher, but I wasn’t always exactly sure what I wanted to teach. In junior high, my passion for agriculture grew significantly and I knew this was the path I wanted to take.” Amy grew up on a diversified grain and livestock farm, and showed purebred swine and Hereford cattle. She is a transfer student from Lincoln Land Community College where she was a member of the the livestock judging team. While at Lincoln Land, she was named a member of the All-American Livestock Junior College Judging Team.

Her favorite part of studying Agricultural Education at University of Illinois is “getting to know other students who also want to teach agriculture". She adds, "we all come from a variety of backgrounds, so obtaining different viewpoints on various topics is something I enjoy.” Outside of Agricultural Education classes, Amy is involved in Ag Ed Club, Hoof and Horn Club, and is a member of the Sigma Alpha Professional Sorority.

Her advice to students is “have an open mind and get involved in different organizations on campus. It will help you network as well as better prepare you for whatever the future holds.”