Joseph "The Shrubber" Petersen
Hello Student and Parents,
I love science. My specific background is in AG Science. I am excited for the opportunity to teach at Belmont Academy. Over the last 4 years, I developed the Career Pathways Agreement between FGC and Columbia County Schools. If you want to study AG at Belmont, you can earn your first college level horticulture certificate before you graduate HS. You will also be able to earn the FNGLA Certified Horticulture Professional designation. This offers amazing employment opportunities after you graduate high school.
I earned my Associated Degree in Spanish from BYU-Idaho, my Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture Science from Utah State University, and my Master's Degree in Business Administration from Webster University. I am an avid outdoors man. I love fishing, boating, biking, hiking, camping, etc. I have studied and developed skills in ethno-botany (edible and medicinal plants) and wilderness survival. Bring on the zombie apocalypse! I am a big Marvel Universe fan. Love the movies and the comics. I live on a farm that I have been developing over the last 5 years. Raintree Farms in Fort White FL. I have an orchard, and raise chickens and ducks. It is very relaxing for me to sit and watch my birds. I love sitting down with a great book as well. The Pendergast Series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child are my favorite. I also love watching movies. Did you understand the Shrubber reference? House points to be awarded if you come up to me, after reading this profile, and tell me the movie reference. Oh...lastly, I own land in the Highlands of Scotland, thus the Scottish Government awarded my wife and I the titles of Lord and Lady. Kind of fun.