Heavner appointed as director of agricultural education at John Wood Community College

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Jody Heavner | Photo courtesy of John Wood Community College

QUINCY — John Wood Community College recently announced the appointment of Jody Heavner as its director of agricultural education. She will succeed Mike Tenhouse, who is retiring in June after 25 years of service.

Heavner has served as an agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for Pikeland Unit 10 schools since 2008. She has been an adjunct professor at JWCC, managed Pea Ridge Elk Ranch and served as an agriculture instructor and FFA advisor for Union High School in Biggsville.

Heavner holds a master’s degree in animal science from the University of Illinois and was honored as the 2022 Illinois Association of Career and Technical Educators state winner of the Carl Perkins award and a national finalist for the Carl Perkins Community Service Award in 2023.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jody to John Wood Community College,” Bryan Renfro, JWCC president, said in a press release. “Her passion for agricultural education and proven track record of success make her an ideal fit for this important role. We look forward to the innovative ideas and leadership she will bring to our agricultural education programs.”

Heavner will be responsible for overseeing the college’s agricultural education programs and ag sciences complex effective August 2024.

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