My name is Sally Ladsten and I teach both Agriculture and Biology at the High School. I was born and raised in the Sauk Prairie community and, following graduation from Sauk Prairie High School, I went on to college at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to serve as a Wisconsin FFA State Vice President (2014-2015) and State FFA President (2015-2016).
In the fall of 2018 I married Mark Ladsten. Together we have both been actively involved in the FFA Alumni at the local, state, and national level. Mark and I have shared similar interests in agriculture growing up. For me, I grew up near my family’s crop, beef, and hog farm and eventually started a small swine operation of my own in school as my Supervised Agricultural Experience. In addition to working with pigs, I was able to work with the beef industry in both raising and showing steers. My parents are the late Brent Albers and Kim and Terry Adler. I also have two siblings: Sarah and Lane.
While in college, I was able to work in two different internship roles. I was able to work for ANIMART, LLC. as an Inside Sales intern selling a variety of animal products primarily dealing with dairy animals. Following my time at ANIMART, LLC. I worked for Syngenta in the Crop Protection department as a Research Assistant. In this role I assisted with the maintenance and rating of trials, as well as the handling of data. I primarily worked with soybeans, corn, potatoes, and cabbage. My time working for Syngenta has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me as it allowed me to bring agriculture and science all into one place, which is something I hope to do for my students in both biology and agriculture classes.
I am ecstatic to work in the Sauk Prairie School District and can’t wait to work with students to bring the Life Sciences to life!