New to Guardian Angels Central Catholic this year, Josh Batenhorst serves as the school’s athletic director, and with his background in Ag ed, he is also teaching Ag courses at the school this year.
Batenhorst graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with his degree in Agricultural (Ag) Education. He spent the last five years at Allen consolidated schools as the Ag teacher and FFA advisor there.
The classes Batenhorst teaches are Ag 7, Ag 8 and Ag 9 for junior high and freshmen students and a Wildlife Management elective class is offered for juniors and seniors.
Batenhorst said the junior high classes are structured for students to get an overview of ag-related topics. In seventh grade, classes are focused specifically on Nebraska agriculture and its history. In eight grade, “we broaden it a little bit,” Batenhorst said, with the students learning about agriculture across the United States.
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