My name is Troy Talford and have been an agriculture teacher since graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in 2005. I have spent my entire teaching career at Sauk Prairie High School in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin teaching a variety of courses encompassing all aspects of agriculture including Horticulture & Greenhouse Management to Biotechnology and Veterinary Science. In 2014, I became a National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador and has gone on to become a workshop facilitator for the National Association of Agricultural Educators. I understand student development and showcased that knowledge by earning the title of National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Career and Technical Education in 2014. In addition to my role as a teacher in the classroom, I serve as one of the two FFA Advisors at Sauk Prairie High School, as well as Trap Shooting Coach, and as an ex-officio member of the Sauk Prairie FFA Alumni & Supporters Board of Directors. I believe learning extends beyond the four walls of his classroom and strive to provide my students with experiences to learn and grow through various means.
My parents are Steve & Linda and I have a sister, Becky, and a charming niece, Briella. Much to people’s surprise, I never lived on a farm while growing up, but I am only one generation removed from dairy farming on both sides of my family. I do consider myself closely related to the agricultural industry as I have worked on my uncle’s dairy farm. I have also enjoyed helping my friends back home with their dairy production, sweet corn production, and maple syrup production. Making maple syrup has been, by far, the most rewarding experience for me. The process of making the syrup is one that allows you to work with others, enjoy nature, and see “sweet” results.
I look forward to continue working in the Sauk Prairie School District and encourage any and all community members to check out this website for updated information regarding our program and activities.