Mr. Nelson grew up on a diversified farm and ranch in northeastern Montana, near the Canadian border. He attended school and graduated from the Peerless School in Peerless, Montana. Mr. Nelson attended UND Williston and began an associates degree in farm and ranch management. After his first year at UND Williston, he decided to attend Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana, and began studying photography. Mr. Nelson soon realized he missed his agricultural roots and decided to pursue a degree in Agriculture Education. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Agriculture Education in 1984. He spent the next 15 years teaching agriculture and advising FFA chapters in Scobey, Culbertson, Peerless and Opheim Montana. He was fortunate to have advised five Montana State FFA Officers during his teaching career. In 2004, Mr. Nelson began his administrative career as Superintendent of the Opheim School District. He obtained a masters degree from Montana State University in Educational Leadership. Mr. Nelson also obtained his superintendent endorsement from the University of Montana. Mr. Nelson feels it’s important that high school and adult students who do not have an opportunity to receive agriculture courses have the opportunity to do so in a convenient and flexible online format.
“I look forward to teaching all who have an interest in agriculture and want good, high quality courses. Join me in this great venture into the amazing world of agriculture! ”