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Brett Kneeskern

Class of 2016
From Tiffin, Ohio
Student taught at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School, Paxton, Illinois
Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor at Margaretta High School, Castalia, Ohio

Brett grew up on a small corn and soybean farm in northwest Ohio. His family also owned a few crossbred cows that they used in their involvement in 4-H. His passion for agriculture has always been strong. Brett received his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at The Ohio State University in 2011 and says he “recently realized his passion for teaching.” He continues by saying he “wants to help educate the next generation about the importance of agriculture.”

Brett’s favorite part of studying Agricultural Education at the University of Illinois is the people he gets to meet on a daily basis. He enjoys the friendly faces and helpful attitude of all the professors and staff members.

His advice for students is that “it is never too late to figure out what career path you want to take. You may not even know what you want to do when you graduate, and that is ok. Keep trying new things and continually learning.”