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Mr. Kelly Longacre
Classroom PolicyAgriculture Teacher
Hello World, I am Kelly Longacre, a third generation FFA member, farmer, rancher and teacher. I consider myself a jack of all trades and a master of none. I challenge myself every day to be a lifelong learner. I enjoy the challenge of trying something new and gaining new skills and allowing myself the learning opportunity to fail at something.
I became a teacher to help inspire my students to find a career with meaning and fulfillment. I first discovered that I wanted to be a teacher was during my senior year in high school. My regular Ag teacher was on leave to finish a degree when we had Mr. Rex Davis serve as our substitute Ag teacher. He quickly decided that, rather than me being a teacher’s assistant that I should be teaching the Ag I class rather than sitting in the back and grading papers. It was not long into the semester that I really began to enjoy teaching the class lessons and leading them in shop projects. As a 20 year veteran to teaching, I have the opportunity to teach at three schools, Eaton High School, Franklin Middle School and Greeley West High School. During these 20 years I have taught everything from Standard Agricultural Courses, Family and Consumers Sciences courses, 8th grade science, Technology applications courses and Construction Trades courses.
My family's background is our family owns and operates in two sectors of the Agricultural Industry. My family owns and operates a 10,000 acre ranch in Fort Morgan, CO the second is the family’s operation of a trucking company in the Oil and Gas industry. I enjoy speaking to both of the families operations when I work with students looking to enter careers in these industries as I have a passion and understanding for both. I personally own 45 cows, 25 Boer goats, 25 head on mother ewes and 5 sow. I enjoy sharing my love for livestock with my students. Every spring we adopt orphan animals and raise them for community engagement events such as Baby Animals Days at the museum, Children’s festival and many for events. In my free time from teaching I enjoy getting my hands dirty, it can be tilling and working with soil to caring for my livestock. I often get teased by members of my family that I do not own livestock, rather I have a large collection of pets.
As an FFA member in high school and college, I enjoyed every opportunity to develop my leadership skills. I served as a chapter, district and state officer. Through FFA I have traveled to numerous states and attended numerous leadership camps, conferences and conventions. In 1994 I was given the opportunity to run for National Office. Even though I did not get the opportunity to serve the national organization, I set the goals that someday of one my students would get the opportunity to serve. 20 years from the year I ran for National office, my student from Greeley West was named National Central Region Vice President. I am passionate about FFA impact on young people’s lives. This leads me to share my passion for leadership development with every student I have the opportunity to work with.
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