Evelyn Bachman – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – McKenzie Farah is one of the newest additions to the LRHS staff. She teaches agriculture and is involved in the LRHS Future Farmers of America (FFA) program.
Farah has been teaching for two years now. She did her internship in Orange County and taught her first year in DeSoto County. She is happy to be return to her home in Manatee County.
Building the school culture and promoting FFA as part of “Mustang Pride” is what Farah is most excited for this year. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education and communications.
According to Farah, “Seeing students making real world connections to agriculture is really the allure of the job.” She loves having the ability to teach students why agriculture is so important and such an integral part of our lives.
By the time Farah was a junior in high school, she had already decided that she wanted to be an agricultural educator.
Farah said, “My agriculture teachers and FFA advisers impacted me so much through my high school career that I knew I could combine my passion for agriculture and FFA into a comprehensive career.”
When she went to study agriculture at the University of Florida, she knew that it was the perfect fit for her.
Farah said, “Students need people to look up to and to help guide them through the high school years, and what better way than to teach?”