Maxson Sherman

Agricultural Education

Entrepreneurship • Vocational Education

Agribusiness • Service Learning

Max Sherman has been an Instructor of Agriculture Science and Technology for 31 years and currently teaches at Tillamook High School, Tillamook, OR where he also advisor of the FFA (formally Future Farmers of America) chapter. His programs are known throughout the Pacific Northwest as innovative, learner-centered and entrepreneurial. He has successfully transferred aspects of his programs to southern Africa, helping establish practical training in agricultural education as an essential adjunct to the classroom training.

Mr. Sherman has been awarded Intel's Innovation in Teaching award and has been named a National FFA Finalist (top 4) Agri-Science Teacher of the Year and Tillamook County Educator of the Year. Max has presented at numerous local, state and national in-service workshops on Agriculture Education, Aquaculture, Biotechnology in Agriculture, Science Integration in Agriculture Education, and Service Learning. For the past 12 years Mr. Sherman’s students have garnished awards and Scholarships at the state, national and international levels for AgriScience research.

Mr. Sherman holds bachelor and master degrees in Agricultural Education from Oregon State University as well as a master's degree in Economics and Entrepreneurial Education from the University of Delaware. He holds certification in Vocational Agriculture, Basic Biology, and Professional Technical Education. Mr. Sherman also has training in animal embryo transfer and is a USDA certified trainer in safe tractor operation, in addition to personal experience in the dairy industry, small scale farrow to finish swine operations, forage management, tractor restoration, and farm equipment maintenance, repair, and fabrication.

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