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The student news site of Baldwin High School, est. 1999

The Bulldog Bulletin

The student news site of Baldwin High School, est. 1999

The Bulldog Bulletin

Q/A with Macy Hoskinsin

Agriculture teacher reviews past year
Hoskinsin talks to her students competing in a welding competition.
Hoskinsin talks to her students competing in a welding competition.

Macy Hoskinson has been teaching agriculture based classes for almost a year in Baldwin. With agriculture having many different topics, Hoskinson teaches different classes that all end up in the agriculture spectrum. 

What do you do in agriculture?

“I currently teach four different classes: Explorations in Agriculture (Jr. High), Introduction to Agriculture, Plant & Soil Science, and Animal Science. In these classes, students learn about a wide variety of topics (plants, animals, food science, mechanics, range management, etc.). Each class is vastly different when it comes to content, but they still all fall under the umbrella of agriculture.” 

What are some of your favorite projects your students have done?

“Some of my favorite projects this year have included: 3D Farm Model (Explorations in Ag), Pasture in a Pan (Introduction to Ag), & the Veterinary Science Lab (Animal Science).”

How can this class help prepare students for later jobs?

“Agriculture is one of the largest industries in the world. Students who are interested in pursuing a career in the agriculture industry will learn through hands-on experiences in order to gain more knowledge about agriculture as a whole. In these classes, students learn through real-world experiences by completing projects and learning information that will directly affect them in today’s world.”

What is your favorite trip taken this year?

“It is difficult to pick just one trip as my favorite, but if I had to choose just one, I would pick our trip to the East Central District FFA Greenhand Conference back in September. This conference showcases to students what FFA is and how they can get involved in their FFA chapter. My students learned lots of valuable information at this conference and I cannot wait to take another group of students to it next year.”

What is your favorite thing about teaching agriculture?

“My favorite thing about teaching agriculture is the variety in my classes. For example, I love being able to teach about Food Science in one class, and then turn around and teach a lesson about Animal Reproduction in the hour right after it. Not many teachers can say that.”

What are your plans for next year?

“My plans for next year are to grow the Baldwin FFA Chapter by getting more students enrolled in my classes and joining FFA.”