Tagged to Teach Ag – Liz Withers, Green River FFA
by Madison Anderson, Wyoming FFA Vice President
The Green River chapter could probably be referred to as the new kids on the block by most of the state, but that doesn’t stop their advisor, Liz Withers, from making it a competitive and successful chapter.
Withers was a soccer player from Nevada with a passion for showing and judging livestock. She was an active FFA member and competed in the meats and livestock judging career development events. After graduation Withers wanted to take the passion and growth she experienced in FFA and spread it to kids that were timid like her in the beginning of her high school career. With this in mind, Withers headed to the University of Wyoming and received her degree in agriculture education. Ready for the work force, she took off and taught her first year in Idaho. Upon the year’s completion, she decided to go back and get her biology endorsement, so that she could reach the next level as a teacher.
Withers has now been teaching in Green River for the past two years. Being able to see the growth their young chapter has gone through, and seeing the passion and love for FFA grow in her students is what keeps her in the business of teaching ag. She gets the chance to influence kids the way her ag teacher influenced her. Plus she gets to teach animal science, and coach poultry along the way. Even as teaching ag changes and the possibility of online learning become more feasible, Withers hopes to stay true to teaching ag in a hands on and exciting way. Withers is doing great things for the Green River Chapter, and we can’t wait to see what their chapter is going to do next.
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