Academics Home | Academics | Agriculture Business & Management Technology | Annie Erichsen Annie Erichsen Program: Agriculture Business & Management TechnologyEducation/Industry Certifications: Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education; Ag Leader SMS CertificationHas taught at SCC since: 2009Years of Work Experience Outside SCC: Four years Agriculture Education at Fairbury Public Schools; two years at Freeman Public Schools; two years agriculture industryDescribe your teaching philosophy.Each student is unique in what they bring to the learning circle. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential. Teaching at SCC is a learning process that will continue to grow by learning from colleagues and students. Why did you decide to teach at a community college?Having been a past student of the SCC Ag program and knowing the mission of the program, I wanted to pass on those skills to others to give them the same opportunities. What can prospective students expect when they enroll in your program?Students can expect to get a hands-on education in the area of agriculture. Students also will learn skills that will make them more employable in any area they choose. What experiences outside of SCC do you bring to the classroom/laboratory that enhance student learning?Teaching high school agriculture and working within the agriculture industry. I continue to stay involved with agriculture as I am learning new ideas every day. What advice do you have for students pursuing a degree in your program? Be involved in your education. What do you enjoy most about working with students?I enjoy working with students and their diverse backgrounds. What is the best part about being an SCC faculty member?Meeting new students from the Midwest who bring in a variety of experiences from where they live.What has been your proudest moment as an instructor?Seeing students take what you have shown them and apply it in their everyday lives. Watching them succeed in their career field. What do you like to do when you’re not teaching?I enjoy spending time with my family; riding horses with my family.