Advisors

Mr. Jacob Hunter

High School Advisor

Mr. Hunter is from DeWitt, IA, and was a '07 graduate from Central DeWitt High School. He then continued his education at Iowa State University studying Agriculture and Life Science Education. Mr. Jacob Hunter was the former Director of Iowa Education Programs at the World Food Prize. He has had 7 years of experience being an Agricultural Teacher and FFA Advisor. In 2018, he was named Iowa State's Emerging Leader. In 2019, he earned both the Southeast Region’s I.O.W.A. STEM Teacher Award from the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council and the Nationwide’s Golden Owl Award for the Southeast District of Iowa. 

In 2020, Mr. Hunter is also working on his Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School Education in School Leadership.

Mr. Hunter has been with the North Scott School District for 5 years.

Ms. Emily Kruse

High School Advisor

Ms. Kruse grew up in Elkhorn, Wisconsin where she attended Elkhorn Area High School. During high school, she participated in the FFA program. After high school Ms. Kruse went to college at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls studying Agricultural Education. Ms. Kruse has previously worked in nurseries and greenhouse wholesalers where she focused on plant health. Her favorite part of FFA is getting to know students while they are exploring their passions. Some of Ms. Kruse's favorite activities include working with Farm Squad and coaching CDEs such as agronomy and ag sales!

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