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Fowler Brings Farm Experience to ECHS Agriculture Classes

Fowler brings farm experience to ECHS agriculture classes

By CATELYN TRIPP

Gators East Staff

Bryan Fowler returned to his roots to share his knowledge of agriculture.

The Hallsboro native – and current resident – teaches agriscience applications, agriculture productions and agricultural mechanics at East Columbus High School, the same school he graduated from 17 years ago.

An active farmer and woodworker, the 12-year-teaching veteran began his education career after earning his bachelor’s degree in science agricultural education and crop science from North Carolina State University. He also holds a master’s degree in agricultural education.

Before coming back to ECHS, he taught at Fairmont and South Columbus highs schools. Fowler is one of the advisors for ECHS’s FFA chapters, a role he particularly likes.

“I enjoyed FFA in high school,” he said. “So why not teach Ag?”

His wife of nine years, Ashley, is the agriculture teacher at Whiteville High School. They have two children: Bailey, 7, and Daniel, 5.

Fowler’s out-of-school activities include attending church, farming, woodworking, fishing and hunting.

He said he likes working at ECHS because, “It’s my home. I know most everybody.”  Fowler hopes that ECHS students are “successful in all their future endeavors.”