Agricultural Science Education Students

Oakley Whalen
  • Oakley Whalen
  • Graduation Year: 2020
  • Hometown: Sheridan, Illinois
  • Oakley chose to major in Agricultural Education because she had a passion for agriculture and for people. "I want to make a positive difference in the lives of the people I come across. I chose the University of Illinois because of the...

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Kirsten Raver
  • Kirsten Raver
  • Graduation Year: 2019
  • Hometown: Elburn, Illinois
  • Kirsten has always been interested in agriculture, primarily due to her family's small horse farm. Unfortunately, her high school did not offer agriculture classes, nor did it have FFA. "No one in my town knew much about agriculture, which...

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Kade Hill
  • Kade Hill
  • Graduation Year: 2020
  • Hometown: Paxton, Illinois
  • Kade Hill is pursuing a degree in Agricultural Education so that someday he might positively impact students the same way his high school agriculture teachers impacted him. "They were able to see talents and skills within me that I never would'...

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Jenna Baker
  • Jenna Baker
  • Graduation Year: 2020
  • Hometown: Somonauk, Illinois
  • Internship: Growing Agriculture Science Teachers, Advanced Crop Care
  • Jenna Baker grew up working on her family’s diversified crop and livestock farm in Leland, Illinois, which inspired her to become involved in her high school agricultural education and FFA programs.

    Now, Jenna is studying to become a...

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Harley Carlson
  • Harley Carlson
  • Graduation Year: 2019
  • Student Teaching: Waterloo High School
Jordan Johns
  • Jordan Johns
  • Hometown: Pontiac, Illinois
  • Internship: Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation
  • Jordan Johns chose to major in Agricultural Education in order to combine her desire to work with youth with her interest in science. After enjoying her agricultural education classes in high school, Jordan said, "I feel as though teaching...

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Adam Rosentreter
  • Adam Rosentreter
  • Graduation Year: 2019
  • Hometown: Chesterfield, Illinois
  • Internship: Tax Surveyor for Western Mound Township and Mechanic at PJ’s Tire and Service Center
  • Student Teaching: Seneca High School
  • Adam knew early in life that he wanted to pursue a career in agriculture, but it wasn’t until he started taking agriculture classes in high school that he discovered he wanted to teach. As the former Section 15 FFA President, he was very active...

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Kayla Kauffman
  • Kayla Kauffman
  • Graduation Year: 2019
  • Hometown: Waterman, Illinois
  • Career: Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Internship: Disney College Program at the Walt Disney World® Resort, Attractions Hostess at Mission: SPACE (August 2017-July 2018); Undergraduate Research Assistant Dairy Calf Feed Trial (Fall of 2014)
  • Student Teaching: Marengo High School
  • Kayla Kauffman said she chose to major in Agricultural Education because "I love sharing what I enjoy with others, and I adore agriculture. I believe it's essential to increase agriculture literacy among the general public because everyone has...

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Daphne Austin
  • Daphne Austin
  • Graduation Year: 2019
  • Hometown: Harvard, Illinois
  • Internship: McHenry County Farm Bureau Intern
  • Daphne Austin grew up on a small family farm in Harvard, Illinois. Her background on the farm influenced her choice to major in Agricultural Education at the University of Illinois. “I chose the field becuase I wanted to be part of the...

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Brittney Muschetto
  • Brittney Muschetto
  • Graduation Year: 2021
  • Hometown: Beecher, IL
  • Brittney Muschetto chose to major in Agricultural Sciences Education so she could some day share her passion for the industry with youth and encourage them to get involved with agriculture.

    Brittney developed her interest in the Ag...

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