Teacher earns agriscience ambassador designation

Derek Ritenour

Derek Ritenour, an agriscience teacher at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock, has been named an agriscience ambassador after attending the DuPont National Agriscience Teachers Ambassador Academy at the Iowa FFA Enrichment Center at the Des Moines, Iowa, Area Community College campus.

He joins 345 agriscience teachers from across the country who have earned that designation.

Ritenour joined other agriscience teachers selected to engage in inquiry-based activities and explore state-of-the-art teaching concepts.

Ambassador candidates also visited the DuPont Pioneer headquarters and took part in a panel discussion on qualities DuPont looks for in new employees. This will help teachers prepare their students to be career-ready upon graduation.