Meet The Team
Meet Sidney Riemenschneider of Kingsley, Sidney is the Education Specialist for Siouxland Ag in the Classroom. She started with SAITC in August of 2022.
In the 2022-2023 school year Sidney taught in 180 classrooms and taught 3,500 students each month. 2023-2024 school year, Sidney is reaching about 4,000 students. Her favorite part about being in the classroom is seeing the students have the 'lightbulb' click on when they can relate the lesson to real life.
Sidney graduated in 2019 from South Dakota State University studying Animal Science and a minor in Ag Business.
Sidney was active in 4-H and FFA throughout her years showing beef cattle, multiple static exhibit projects, and leadership activities.
Educator - Ida County
Meet Danika Hinkeldey of Ida Grove, Danika is currently one of our educators for Siouxland Ag in the Classroom. She came on board this year with us. Danika currently serves the Ida County community school districts of OABCIG and Ridge View. She reaches up to 160 students each month.
She has worked in the schools over the last 10 years serving as the Ida County Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom Coordinator teaching lessons to students of all ages to gain knowledge about the importance of agriculture and its value.
She grew up on her family farm raising sheep and cattle along still does to this day. Her grandparents have a cattle operation in Ida County. During her younger years she showed cattle at the county, state, and national level.
Danika graduated from BCIG High School in Ida Grove in 2004. After high school she attended Des Moines Area Community College majoring in Business Administration, graduating in 2006. She moved back home to partner with her father in the photography business, purchased it in 2007 the family business Knop Photography and continues to operate.
In 2012, Danika joined the Ida County Farm Bureau staff as the Office Administrator and currently serving as the Outreach Coordinator, and Ag in the Classroom representative for Ida County. She has three beautiful children and her husband who works for Beck’s Hybrids.
Working for Siouxland Ag in the Classroom and Ida County Farm Bureau has been very impactful for her. She said, “It’s very rewarding going into the classroom to provide knowledge and valve of agriculture to the future.”
Educator - Woodbury, Cherokee, Monona
Meet Rachel Shoumaker of Correctionville, Rachel is currently one of our educators for Siouxland Ag in the Classroom. She came on board this year with us. We are excited to have her on our team. Rachel reaches 450 students per month.
Rachel grew up in Lawton and graduated from Lawton Bronson in 2006. After high school she attended Briar Cliff University majoring in Social Work. Rachel lives in Correctionville on an acreage, raising horses, chickens goats and dogs.
Rachel joined Woodbury County Farm Bureau in 2019. Rachel currently serves as the Outreach Coordinator for Woodbury County Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau Financial Services insurance associate and Ag in the Classroom representative.
Meet Haley Williams of Bronson. Haley is currently one of our educators for Siouxland Ag in the Classroom. Haley graduated from Dordt University in December of 2023 with a degree in Agricultural Education.
Her passion for agriculture began as a young girl growing up around crop and livestock production on her family farm and has only grown stronger over the years. She started her own purebred shorthorn cow/calf herd while showing cattle through 4-H and continues to grow and improve her herd. Haley enjoys traveling and spending time with her nephews.