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Megan Vogt

Class of 2018
From Waterloo, Illinois
Interned at College of ACES Special Events, University of Illinois Extension Unit 22

Megan Vogt chose to major in Agricultural Education because she knew that she wanted to be in the agriculture industry and that she loved working with people. A career teaching agriculture will allow Megan to share her passion for the industry she grew up around. Additionally, her personal experience in agriculture classes influenced her decision to pursue a future as an ag teacher. “I saw and experienced the effect high school agriculture instructors have on students,” she said. “They instilled knowledge and passion and pushed students to get out of their comfort zones and to try something new.”

Megan grew up on a small farm in the southwestern town of Waterloo, Illinois where she was involved in 4-H and FFA. Now, Megan enjoys volunteering in Ag in the Classroom and 4-H programs and is actively involved in Farm Bureau Young Leaders. Her favorite part of studying Agricultural Education at the U of I is the personalized attention students receive thanks to small class sizes and caring instructors. “There are also so many opportunities to get involved in extracurricular and professional development experiences,” she added. Megan’s advice for students is “Get out of your comfort zone and get involved. Take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you!”