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New ag teacher begins semester right out of college

Anna Culp, staff writer

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New agriculture teacher, Rodey Shafer, came from Iowa Park, Texas.

“I’m so excited to be at Greenwood and want to stay as long as possible,” Shafer said.

Shafer first went to Howard College for three years then went to West Texas A&M at Canyon where he got his associates and bachelors degrees. He has lived in Midland for a week. Before living here he lived in Big Spring for three years.

He said he has always wanted to be an agriculture teacher. He has always had a passion for helping kids, and his parents have always helped him.

Shafer was right out of college when a spot opened up here, so he put his application in so that he could make a difference to Greenwood.

One thing he wants the kids to take from his class is that there is more to agriculture then just farming.

“We wouldn’t be able to live without agriculture,” he said.

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New ag teacher begins semester right out of college