CSU, Chico

Angela Browning, Agriculture Education

Angela Browning, Agriculture Education

Angela Browning, Agriculture EducationDedicating her time to teaching young minds about agriculture science and biology, Angela Browning was chosen as the star student in Agriculture Education for the passion and enthusiasm she brings to the classroom.

"I love trying to stay just a little crazier than my students," says Browning, a student intern at Elsie Allen High School in Santa Rosa, CA.

Browning graduated in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Science and a Minor in Spanish. She is currently completing the second semester of her credential program at Chico State.

Transferring from Cal Poly in her junior year, Browning says she chose California State University, Chico for "the opportunity for hands-on experience, great relationships with professors, and the Chico community."

While at Chico State, Browning immersed herself in extra-curricular activities that developed her skills as an educator. She spent time assisting with FFA conferences and trainings, teaching English to Spanish speakers through Community Action Volunteers in Education, and even participating in the production of a Spanish Department play.

Combining her love of teaching with a passion for agriculture, the former National Future Farmers of America Western Region Vice President is enjoying teaching agriculture science and has a strong belief in the value it provides to high school students.

"I believe strongly in the well rounded development that agriculture science and FFA offer students," says Browning. "An education in agriculture provides you the basic knowledge for a wide variety of careers."

Browning hopes to continue teaching agriculture in California and learning more about the agriculture industry in her career endeavors. But educating high school students is at the forefront of her aspirations.

Says Browning, "I love cultivating relationships with students and watching them grow."