“I’m passionate about agriculture education, because as the growing population [of the world will reach] 9 billion, we need to figure out ways to implement better technology into farming as well as agriculture science and biotechnology. It will help out the world as well as the U.S. as a whole,” Kerstetter relates.
From a freshman who hadn’t considered taking an ag class until his brother encouraged him to do so, Luke has come a long way in his outlook on FFA and the industry. He credits getting that blue corduroy jacket as a major moment for him. Now he hopes to wear that jacket as an ag teacher himself someday.
Listen to the full interview: Pennsylvania State FFA Sentinel Luke Kerstetter
Find photos from the event here: 2015 National FFA Convention Photo Album