Mr. Eli Parham

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Mr. Eli Parham

I was born and raised in Atlanta Georgia with my mother and three siblings. I was introduced to agriculture through a non-traditional agriculture program, which persuaded me to pursue a career as an agriculture teacher. I am a proud alumnus from The University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!), where I received a degree in Agricultural Education. I taught agriculture in Covington, GA, before moving to Kentucky to obtain a master's degree. I am currently working on my master's degree in Community and Leadership Development at The University of Kentucky with a research focus on multicultural education, inclusivity, and representation of underserved populations.  

I serve as an agriscience teacher and coop facilitator at Locust Trace Agrscience Center. As an agricultural educator, I am thrilled to be in a field that has countless opportunities and aim to study subject areas and topics which helps mankind survive on a day to day basis. My passion for the field of agriculture was not something I was born with; instead, it was presented to me in the beginning of high school. I was completely unaware and uninformed of the impact that agriculture has on not only my life, but also other’s lives, the economy, globalization, socialization, and many other key factors. The knowledge I obtained has helped me gain a new perspective, respect, and most importantly passion for the field of agriculture. My goal as an agricultural educator is to help as many students as I possibly can open their eyes and heart to the knowledge and opportunities that agriculture has to offer them, so that they may not only set positive goals for the future but to also reach them. Just as a previous teacher instilled faith in my abilities, I too will have strong faith in the capabilities of all my students. 

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today 

-Malcom X