Ag Academy 2019: Animals and Soils
1. Ag Academy 2017 Workshop: Animal Sciences

Instructor Brad Nord
School of Environmental Studies, Apple Valley

Over half of Minnesota households own at least one pet. The companion animal industry includes everything from veterinary care and retail stores to breeders, educators, nutrition, genetics, and more.

This class taught students how to care for, select and handle small animal species. The students saw and handled several small animal species while learning the basics of their care.

Instructor Brad Nord teaches agriculture in the animal sciences and has been teaching at the School of Environmental Studies for more than 20 years.

His past includes growing up on a hog farm in southern Minnesota, teaching with raptors and reptiles at the Iowa 4-H center, supervising a petting farm at a residential camp, and working as a summer educator at the Minnesota Zoo.

Brad likes to share with others his fondness for animals and enjoys assisting students find their own interests and career path. In his spare time, he likes reading, games, martial arts, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family and friends.

2. Ag Academy 2017 Workshop: Soil Science

Soil Science Natural Resources, Conservation & Sustainability

Instructor Ed Terry
Randolph School

Soil is the giver of all life! It is one of our most precious natural resources ad is disappearing at an alarming rate with housing, industry, and public uses. Understanding soil is vital to the future of man-kind. Lab discussions covered soil texture, soil structure, soil types and fertility. Lab activities were incorporated in to the class.

Instructor Ed Terry has just completed his 46th year of teaching agriculture (six in Farmington and 39 in Randolph), including plant and soil science, animal science, forestry and conservation, and many ag mechanics classes.

He farms, and his farm has been recognized as River Friendly. He was a dairy farmer until 2004 and now has a beef cow/calf operation, raises feeder cattle, corn, soybeans, and alfalfa.

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Kristin Digiulio
Biology Faculty
Agricultural Sciences Coordinator
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