Agriculture Educator
Hello, I am the agriculture education instructor at Kasson-Mantorville High School. I have been in my current position since 1997.

The classes that I teach are: Small Animal Care, Large Animal Science, Floral Design, Floral Design II, Horticulture/Landscape Design, Introduction to Agriculture, Community Actions, Wildlife Management, Natural Resources and Work Experience.

I have earned educational degrees from University of Minnesota Crookston and U of M in St. Paul(B.S. Agriculture Education 1983) and Winona State University(M.S. Education 2003)

If you need to contact me, you can call (507)634-2961, or email me at

Small Animal Care
Students will be made aware of the growing industry of small animals. They will explore various career opportunities and will visit with people involved in the profession. Small animal care, equipment and housing needs, and personal responsibility for small animals are covered. Possible units are rabbits, ferrets, birds, cats and dogs, along with animal ethics and rights.
Large Animal Science
Students in this class will have a basic understanding of the feeding, uses and processing and care and housing requirements for the production of animals in agriculture. Sheep, swine, beef, horses, dairy, and animal ethics and rights will be discussed in this class.
Work Experience
Students enrolled in this class will have experience in job training. Learning beyond the classroom provides a situation where the student will obtain a job, before the start of class; work with the supervisor on the job, and with a classroom teacher while enrolled in the class, to understand the connection between school and the workplace. Students can enroll in this class four times during their junior and senior years.