Kaskaskia College Agriculture Professor William Waggoner was honored as Conservation Teacher of the Year recently by the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was handed out at their annual awards meeting held March 2.
Bill has taught agriculture for 15 years and is currently at Kaskaskia College. He says, “I try to teach the students that the soils are our most valuable asset we have on the farm. Without the proper care and maintenance it will break us. God only put so much of it on this earth to be productive, so it is our job to maintain it. If we have clean, well maintained soil we will have clean, well maintained waters. We have to maintain them both with common sense and resources that are available with the changing times to help us “make it” in the farming industry”.
According to Waggoner, “I have been excited about the agricultural/vocational education profession my entire life. This is largely due to my lineage of growing up and living on a small farm in rural Kinmundy/Alma area. I have been teaching for 15 years in the Agricultural field, and enjoying every day”.