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Allen Giese (ND '03)


At the time of the Award, Allen Giese was:

Wahpeton High School
Wahpeton, ND

Subject(s) taught: Agricultural or Natural Resources
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Currently in retirement Mr. Giese volunteers for the North Dakota FFA and Foundation on varies projects.  He also raises garden produce to be donated to the local food pantry as well as conducts vegetable trails for the North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Prior to retirement, Mr Giese worked at Wahpeton Senior High School in Wahpeton. A vocational agriculture teacher Allen Donald Giese not only educated students about agriculture both at home and abroad, but also provided them with practical experience in everything from precision welding to commodities marketing. He developed a comprehensive horticulture curriculum in which students raise nearly 70,000 plants that are used in conjunction with service learning activities at local parks, zoos and schools. In the fall of 2002, Mr. Giese's students were honored by the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Organization with first place state honors (and second in the nation) in its Model of Innovation program. Mr. Giese led a rural exchange program in which his pupils traveled to a school in Siberia, Russia to develop a school garden, teach students food preservation techniques, deal with student alcoholism, and reinforce self-esteem.

Related Connections

Milestone: Allen Giese (ND '03) is ND Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

Additional Information


1982 North Dakota State University, B.S.