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IAVAT, WIU Alumni Host Meeting at Hart's Nursery

November 5, 2020

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MACOMB, IL – The student branch of the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Teachers (IAVAT) hosted an Oct. 22 meeting at Hart's Nursery in Bushnell, IL.

The IAVAT organization is for agriculture teachers in the state of Illinois and hosts events for pre-service teachers to help them gain networking skills and further their education in areas not covered by traditional class curriculum.

Those who attended learned about utilizing soil science skills, textures, and plant propagation and the instructional methods they could use to teach that curriculum.

Several WIU School of Agriculture helped host the event including 2009 graduate Cynthia Feltmeyer and 2017 graduate Colton Downs. Hart's Nursery is owned by WIU alumni Jeff (1989) and Pam Vancil (1986).

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