Josh Evans grew up on a dairy cattle farm in rural southeastern Idaho. At a young age, his family moved to Lehi, Utah where his family owned and operated a highly productive farm (which is now Saratoga Springs). He spent many hours working and driving tractors for his father, teaching him many of the necessary skills that he would incorporate in his future career.
Mr. Evans was an active member of both the Lehi and Lone Peak High School FFA Chapters, where he won numerous proficiency awards, served as a chapter officer and went on to run for State FFA Office and receive his American FFA Degree. http://www.utffa.org/.../American%20FFA%20Degree%20List%201930%20-%202014.xlsx
After getting married, Mr. Evans attended Utah State University and earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Agricultural Education in 2007. While in college, he worked for the Utah State University Plant, Soil and Biometeorology department on the Turf Grass Research farm where he was the tertiary supervisor under the direction of Dr. Paul Johnson for several years. He was and active member of the USU Collegiate FFA and Public Relations Chairman for the College of Agriculture in 2005-2006 during the tragic USU Van Accident. https://www.ksl.com/?sid=112318
Upon graduation, Mr. Evans received a position working as an agricultural science teacher for the Davis School District at Woods Cross High School. During his year there, he was able to resurrect a flailing FFA program and helped it become what it is today. In 2008, he was given the opportunity to return to Cache Valley and accept a position as an agricultural science teacher at Preston High School in Preston, Idaho. His student teaching cooperative teacher, Larin Crossley, was now his teaching partner. The two had many success' in their chapter for eight years. Mr. Evans educated and trained 10 career development event teams and individuals who went on to win at State and National level competitions.
In 2010, Mr. Evans received the Turn the Key Award from the National Association of Agricultural Educators. He also earned his Masters Degree in Education from Utah State University during this time and has continued to be actively involved in both the NAAE and National FFA Organization. http://www.naae.org/resources/awards/.../10%20TTTK%20release%20-%20J.%20Evans.doc
In 2013, Mr. Evans was the Ideas Unlimited Region I winner for his greenhouse media table. He has had the opportunity to present workshops on the construction and use of the table for other agricultural educators and greenhouse managers. https://communities.naae.org/community/prodev/ideasunlimited/blog/2013/11/26/creating-a-greenhouse-media-table-2013-ideas-unlimited-region-i-winner-joshua-evans
In 2015, Mr. Evans was offered a position with Nebo School District splitting his time between both Mt Nebo Jr High School and Salem Hills High School. His goal is to take an already existing program and take it to new levels. He is one of two advisors that were able to educate and train the 2016-2017 State FFA President, Sakia Brost.
Mr. Evans has been featured in several newspaper articles over the years as well in The Herald Journal and The Preston Citizen.
He enjoys pheasant hunting , spending time with his 4 kids and helping out on the family farm.
He chose this career because he knows what FFA has to offer and would like to pass those opportunities on to students.
"Some only dream of success, we work hard to achieve it." - Unknown