Animal science, agricultural economics, and pork production are just a few courses taught by Grant Grebner at Illinois Central College (ICC) in East Peoria, Illinois.
“I teach both transfer and occupational classes in a variety of areas and coordinate schedules, teaching loads and course content,” he said. “I also coach the college’s livestock judging and meat animal evaluation teams, and I serve as advisor to the Agri-Business Club and the Postsecondary Agricultural Students organization.”
Before joining the teaching staff at ICC, Grant worked on his family farm, was the managing editor of the Hampshire Herdsman and judged livestock shows across the country.
“Whatever my career at the time, I find the people associated with agriculture to be the most fascinating and passionate people I have met,” he said. “My career in agriculture has been an experience in itself, and I am fortunate to teach the youth of the industry.”
Grant said his time at the University of Illinois had a major impact on his life. The instructors he learned from influenced his career as a teacher tremendously and he is grateful to have studied under some of the best agricultural higher education.
“Whether it’s judging a livestock show or lecturing to a classroom of incoming freshman students, I have the opportunity and responsibility to make a positive influence in the students’ lives.”