Mr. Jerry Clark
Mr. Clark is a Lecturer in the Agricultural Education & Communication Department. He teaches AgEd 220 and some three week summer Masters courses. Mr. Clark manages the Agricultural Education Student Teacher program, supervises student teachers on-site at their assigned high schools, works with other departmental student organizations, and assists with state-wide FFA and CATA conferences and workshops. He serves as CFFA Advisor, and is proud of them being awarded the 2012 CAFES’ “Large Club of the Year” for the second year in a row.
He was raised in Grass Valley California. He was a member of 4-H and an active member of the Nevada Union FFA Chapter serving in chapter office, on the Parli Pro team, and as a member of the Meats, Livestock, and Land Judging teams
Mr. Clark attended Sierra Community College in Rocklin, where he was active in the Sierra Aggies Club, captain of the horseshoe team, and received an AA degree in Agriculture. He then attended Cal Poly, SLO, for four years earning a BS Degree in Agricultural Business Management, an MS Degree in Agriculture, and an Agriculture Teaching Credential. He also has supplementary credentials in Biological Science and Business. A very exciting first year of teaching was completed at Galt High School followed by 30 tremendously rewarding years at Templeton High School where he served as department chair and FFA Advisor, and four years here at Cal Poly as a Teacher in Residence in Ag Education. Mr. Clark is beginning his fourth year as a full-time lecturer in the Ag Science Major.
"Teaching in the Agricultural Education & Communication Department is an honor", said Mr. Clark. He brings "recency" acquired through experience in the high school classroom to the AgEd students here at Cal Poly. "Having well qualified, excited and prepared young teaching professionals leaving Cal Poly for the job market should always be the goal."
Mr. Clark and his wife, Pam, have four grown children. Spare time finds Mr. Clark traveling the Western United States in the family travel trailer, Jeeping, gardening, woodworking, fishing and hunting, and producing club lambs.