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OPSD Welcomes New AG Teacher

Mr. Seth Heinert - Agriculture

By Madeline Huntimer

 

We would like to welcome to the school Mr. Seth Heinert. Mr. Heinert is our new Agriculture teacher and FFA sponsor. I asked Mr. Heinert a few questions to help us get to know him a little better, and this is what he had to say.

Mr. Heinert’s wife, Lisa, works for a non-profit organization that runs a school in Tanzania, Africa. She grew up in Bushnell, NE, just down the road from Ogallala. They have one son, David, who is two years old.

Mr. Heinert has been a teacher for five years: two years in North Bend,  and three in Tanzania, Africa. Before that, he lived in Gainesville, Florida, where he was completing his PhD in agricultural education.

Mr. Heinert chose to be an agriculture teacher because he recognized that there are some major challenges in the world today. For example, we will have to feed over 9 billion people by 2050. He believes that inspired people in agriculture will be a major aspect in figuring out how to solve this and other challenges. He wants to be part of inspiring the young leaders of tomorrow. Mr. Heinert likes all classes and aspects of agriculture. Agriculture is very hands-on.

Mr. Heinert told me that the people of OHS have been very welcoming. He said, “It is always nerve wracking moving to a new town and school.” He and his family moved to Ogallala to be closer to extended family and because the chance to grow a new agriculture program was very exciting.

When I asked Mr. Heinert where he would go on an all expense paid vacation, he said,”Runza!”

 

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