Meet Harry Boone-Editor, the Agricultural Education Magazine 2010-2012

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Dr. Harry Boone has devoted the majority of his professional career to agricultural education. After graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in Agricultural Education, he spent nine years as a high school agricultural education teacher in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. During his tenure as a high school teacher, Dr. Boone was actively involved with the West Virginia Association of Agricultural Educators and served the organization as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. While teaching, he earned his Master's degree in Agricultural Education from West Virginia University. He completed his doctoral degree in Agricultural Education with emphasis in Teacher Education, with minors in Research and Statistics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Boone served as a visiting instructor in Agricultural Education at the University of Kentucky for two years.

Following his time at the University of Kentucky, his research skills and passion for research and statistics lead him to a position with the Council of State Governments in Lexington, Kentucky as a Research/Evaluation Specialist. After spending seven years as the primary researcher for the Council of State Governments, Dr. Boone served the next two years, as Director of the West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center in Charleston, WV. While he enjoyed his career in criminal justice, the ties to agricultural education remained strong. In 2000, Dr. Boone returned to West Virginia University as an Assistant Professor in Agricultural Education. …