TREMONT-- More Illinois high schools are now offering agriculture classes.
Eleven schools in Illinois have added agriculture programs to their curriculums this year and Tremont High School is among them. In the 1960s there was an agriculture program at Tremont but due to budget cuts it was dropped.
Angie Sheonbein graduated from Tremont in 2008 and went to the University of Illinois for agricultural education. When she started college she wanted to teach agriculture to high school students and now she is at her home school.
"I hope to teach students what agriculture is and how important it is to all of us" says Sheonbein. She says her job is so exciting because some students think agriculture is just farming and teaching them that there is much more to it is rewarding.
This is Sheonbein's first year teaching out of college. She says that she is glad to be apart of something that could last for a long time. She says that there are currently 93 students enrolled in the 5 different classes that can be taken.