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Benjamin Ringling

Title: Horticulture Instructor
Company: Southeast Technical College
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Benjamin Ringling, horticulture instructor at Southeast Technical College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in horticulture education.

Mr. Ringling’s journey in horticulture education was influenced by his deep-rooted connection to nature and family heritage. Graduating from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in horticulture production, he honed his passion for plants and cultivation. This foundational knowledge was further enriched by his pursuit of a Master of Education from the University of Sioux Falls, where he gained insights into pedagogy and instructional techniques tailored to his field.

Transitioning from his academic endeavors to professional practice, Mr. Ringling embarked on a diverse career path marked by hands-on experience and educational leadership. From his roles as lead horticulturist and head horticulturist at Minnehaha Country Club to his tenure as a property manager at Boundary Breaks Vineyard, he cultivated expertise in various aspects of horticulture management. His commitment to education is expressed in his current role as a horticulture instructor at Southeast Technical College since 2021.

Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Ringling was able to pursue his master’s degree, balancing family responsibilities and a full-time job. This milestone underscored his unwavering determination and passion for continuous learning, positioning him as a role model for his students and peers alike. Looking ahead, Mr. Ringling remains open to new opportunities within the education sector, driven by his desire to make a meaningful impact and inspire future generations of horticulturists.

Mr. Ringling attributes his success not only to his individual efforts but also to the unwavering support of his family, wife, and friends. Their encouragement and belief in his potential propelled him to pursue his dreams and overcome obstacles along the way. As he reflects on his journey, he emphasizes the importance of embracing hard work, resilience, and a willingness to tackle challenges head-on, qualities that have been instrumental in his professional growth and success.

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