David Mellor

David Mellor

David Mellor is a national, award-winning high school Agricultural Science Teacher who was recently selected and trained to be a National Food Science Teacher Trainer for the FDA. David attended Michigan State University's College of Agriculture and earned degrees in Agriculture and Natural Resources and Applied Sciences. He has taught high school career and technical education classes in plant science, pre-vet animal science, biology, chemistry and earth/environmental sciences for 24 years. His students have won state and national awards in Plant & Animal Research using trace minerals and were also awarded a grant by the USDA to conduct service learning projects in growing fresh produce for “food insecure families” using trace minerals. In 2010, the Michigan Association of School Boards awarded him the Educational Excellence Award “Michigan’s Best” High School Science Program. In 2012, David was awarded the National Future Farmers of America’s highest honor: “The Honorary American FFA Degree.”