Welcome to Lanesboro Agricultural, Food and Natural Resources Department and Lanesboro FFA!Kristi Ruen, Agricultural Educator & FFA Advisorkristiruen@lanesboroschools.com(507) 467-2229 (school)I am excited for the opportunity to work with the students of Lanesboro Schools! I developed a passion for agriculture and working with youth while growing up on a dairy, apple and poultry farm near Hastings, Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota I taught for six years at Maple River before moving to southeast Minnesota and teaching at Rushford-Peterson for four years. 2016-17 marks my fourth year (part-time) at Lanesboro after taking some time to stay home with my children. My husband, Eric, and I live on a hog, beef and crop farm with our six children just outside of Lanesboro.Agricultural education presents many opportunities for the students of Lanesboro Schools including classroom learning, supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs), and FFA. My hope is that students take part in the many aspects of agricultural education and explore all it offers.