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Eldon FFA Advisors

Mr. Matt Biddle, Advisor

Matt Biddle graduated from the University of Missouri with a Masters Degree in Agriculture Education.  He has 29 years of teaching experience at Eldon Schools.  He has coached four final four teams at Nationals in Parliamentary Procedure contest, winning the national competition in 2010.  His main areas of instruction are Plant and Soil Science, Landscaping/Turf Management and Greenhouse. He has been married to his wife Monica for 32 years.  They have three children:  Adrienne & her husband Kyle Schrimpf, Drew and Taylor. 

Contact Information
School: 573-392-8018 Ext. 20
Cellphone: 573-619-7962
E-mail: Biddle@mail.eldon.k12.mo.us

Agricultural Science II
Turf Management/Landscaping
Advanced Plant Science
Greenhouse Management

Mr. Gary Reichel, advisor

Gary Reichel is a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and finished his Agriculture Education Teacher's Certification in 2011. Mr. Reichel judged for the Mizzou Livestock judging team in 2006 and has been involved in showing livestock for many years. Mr. Reichel resides in California, Missouri on the century farm. He is in his 5th year of teaching at Eldon. His courses include teaching all Greenhands, Wildlife Management, and Advanced Animal Science. In 2012 he trained the 1st place FFA knowledge team and 2nd place livestock judging team at the State FFA Convention. Mr. Reichel received his Honorary State FFA Degree for Teachers in 2012. He is proud to be a part of the Eldon FFA Organization and looks forward to many great years. 

Contact Information
School: 573-392-8018 Ext. 22
Cellphone: 573-353-9635
E-mail: Gary_Reichel@mail.eldon.k12.mo.us

Ag Science II
Ag Structures
Advanced Animal Science

Mr. Tyler Schmidt, advisor

Tyler Schmidt graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Education in May of 2011. This is his first year teaching at Eldon Schools. He taught his last 2 years at Monroe City School district. Mr. Schmidt is a 2007 Eldon High School graduate. His main areas of instruction are Agricultural Mechanics and Agricultural Business. In his spare time Mr. Schmidt likes to spend time with his family, farming, hunting and fishing, along with attending MUSTANG sporting events.  

Contact Information
School: 573-392-8018 Ext. 21
Cellphone: 573-480-7112
E-mail: Tyler_Schmidt@mail.eldon.k12.mo.us

Ag Science II
Farm Business Management
Agricultural Construction