Ken Malone: Agricultural Educator/ FFA Advisor
I have been the Agriculture Educator, Welding Instructor and FFA (student agriculture and career organization) Advisor since 1988. I also provide some agriculture long distance education activities to area schools when schedules can be arranged. I act as Junior class sponsor, Anaphylaxis and Asthma team coordinator, CPR training coordinator/ monitor and can serve as school historian. Having graduated from Palmyra and being active in the community I am an EMT on the Palmyra Rescue Dept., and have served on the planning and zoning commission.
Ag Education classes and the FFA involve more than an industry associated with farming. Agriculture is booming as one in six U.S. jobs is ag related, making agriculture our country's largest and prominent employer. It offers careers in animal science, biotechnology, business, food related and food science, natural resources, environmental, plant science, engineering, building and technical areas. Another major component of the curriculum is the Community service and leadership skills the students are associated with. Premier leadership, personal growth and career success are the keys for the Ag education and FFA classes. Every day you use agriculture products through food, fuel, personal care, clothes and many other products.