Kuster, Ernest (CTE-Agriculture)
Hello and welcome to AC Reynolds High School and the CTE Agricultural Department!!!!

Agriculture focus is on plant science/animal science/ag mechanics/horticulture and environmental science.  We strive to apply the basic sciences to all of the above topics. 

Welcome to my Classroom
Ernest G. Kuster
Welcome to the Agricultural Department of A.C. Reynolds HS.
Here is a short biography about me.  I am currently 59 years old and we live in Cane Creek Valley. I  have been teaching at Reynolds HS. for 24 years.  I was born on a progressive dairy, poultry and grain farm in central western NJ.  Our family had 400 dairy cows, 100,000 laying hens and 2700 ares of corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, silage and other assorted crops.  I am a graduate of Purdue University with a BS degree in Ag Economics and ran our family farm from 1981- 1988. when it was sold.  I then started my teaching career working for Rutgers University, and moved to Florida working for the University of Florida, both jobs as a Cooperative Extension Agent.  I then changed to a teaching position for Palm Beach County Schools, teaching Veterinarian Science and Technology.  We moved to Buncombe County in 1995 and I have been teaching Agriculture to young adults, at ACR ever since.  I am married to Elesa Kuster, a math instructor at Reynolds.  I also have a son, Ethan, who is currently a graduate of UNCC  and has recently joined the armed forces. I also have a step daughter, Mary, who is traveling the world and a stepson Stephen, who is in College at Limestone and playing football. I enjoy gardening, landscaping, woodworking, camping, hiking, refurbishing automobiles, and model trains.  We also farm in the cane creek valley during the summer crop like sweet corn and are changing from green beans to ear corn and sell at the farmers market.
My current schedule is:
1st semester-Fall -2018            2nd semester-Spring 2019
1st   Planning                                  Agriscience
2nd  Ag Mechanics I                         Planning
3rd   Ag Mechanics II                       Agriscience
4th   Ag Mechanics I                        Horticulture I