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Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology.
Some of the potential jobs for someone graduating with a degree in agricultural education could be:
Agricultural Education uses a three-circle model of instruction. These are classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development, and experiential learning. The successful integration of each of these three components results in a strong program that produces well rounded individuals who are prepared to be leaders in agriculture, business, and industry.
Many high school agriculture programs use FFA to enhance the leadership and experiential learning portions of their program. To learn more about FFA and its influence on agricultural education, visit www.ffa.org.
Currently there is a national shortage of agricultural educators at the secondary level. It is estimated that there will be hundreds of unfilled positions across the United States this year, simply because not enough students are choosing to be agricultural educators.
Talk to your teacher or guidance counselor today about how to get started on the path to becoming an ag teacher. Here are some tips to help you get going:
Join us September 22, 2016 for National Teach Ag Day. Learn more
National Teach Ag Campaign
300 Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Ellen Thompson, Project Director
Andrea Fristoe, Program Manager
Victoria Hamilton, Marketing Assistant
Alan Green, Cooperative Education Program Coordinator