May 31, 2023
My name is Nattalie Coffey, and I am a senior at Central Decatur. My plans after high school are to attend Southwestern Community College in Creston to earn all of my general education classes. I then plan on transferring to Northwest Missiouri State where I will earn my teaching degree in agriculture. On the 15th of September, it was National Teach Ag Day. All across the country schools celebrated agriculture teachers and students that plan to be pursue that line of work. “National Teach Ag Day was made to encourage students to consider a career in teaching agriculture, to celebrate the positive contributions agriculture teachers make in our schools and communities, and is for anyone who wants to celebrate school-based agricultural education. (naae.org)” I would like to take this opportunity to thank any and all ag teachers and FFA advisors, especially Ms. Rosa Sondag, for all they do. Ms. Sondag has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and really get me involved in all aspects of the agriculture field. I hope to one day have be at least half as great at teaching agriculture and having the connection with students as Sondag does.