The Agricultural Education Magazine

The Agricultural Education Magazine publishes articles on instruction leadership, supervision, and curriculum development in agricultural education in the United States and other countries.

Articles from Vol. 82, No. 1, July/August

26 Hours of Recruitment for the Agricultural Industry
The U. S Census Bureau predicts the Latino population in America will triple in size by the year 2050, ultimately making up 29% of the American population (Passel & Cohn, 2008). The increase of Latino students will also be reflected in the schoolage...
Behold! the Power of Teacher Collaboration
Teaching is hard work! As a result, the profession is notorious for losing members of its ranks in droves every year (Kersaint, Lewis, Potter, & Meisels, 2007). Career dissatisfaction and isolation are two major factors compelling teachers to seek...
Building Relationships to Support the Profession
The echo of the school bell fills the air, time for class... wait, start class! Only this time you are no longer a student, you are in charge! The first time you step in front of a class of anxious freshmen is a feeling that you will never forget. You...
Everyday Miracles
Way down in the southeast tip of Louisiana there is a school we keep hearing about. An area of long suffering through financial difficulties, regular hurricanes, and racial tensions; the local students and teachers should complain and seek help to improve...
Following in Our Footsteps
In 24 years of teaching, I have experienced many personal accomplishments. Yet, the accomplishment that has had the biggest impact on Agricultural Education was the great plea- sure of teaching five students who have chosen to make teach- ing agriculture...
Slap-Chop, Sham Wow, & Oxy-Clean: Does Agricultural Education Need an Infomercial?
Infomercials have become entertaining late night television drama recently as cable networks have begun including these "wonderful", "well-spoken" salespeople who draw my attention (at least for a few minutes) to the latest wonderful product that weeds...
Texting to Teaching: Reaching the Millennial Generation
This past fall I had lunch with a group of teachers at a regional meeting of our state's agricultural teacher association. Around the table sat teachers with a range of teaching experience that spanned the entire career spectrum - a few years to a few...
The Face (Book)s of the Next Generation of Agricultural Educators
What's on your mind?This question is asked at the top of my Facebook page each time I login. My profile page lists personal information, my profession as an agricultural educator for the last 8 years at Southeast of Saline High School, and my groups...
Using Guest Speakers & Internships to Prepare Students for Agricultural Careers
Early in my teaching career, I was surrounded fby a roomful of potential students and parents. I had just finished highlighting the agriscience curriculum, discussing the benefits of FFA, and describing the importance of SAE. At the conclusion of my...
Want to Be an Ag Teacher???
SAY ....... Have you ever con- sidered being an Ag teacher? Youthful indiscretion got the better of me during my first attempt to complete my degree in Agricul- ture Education. After several years of work I didn't particularly enjoy, I went back to school...
What Can YOU Do to Bring the Best and Brightest to Our Profession?
I is estimated that there will only be 758 qualified agriculture teachers prepared to enter the field for fall of 2009. Over the past studies, only approximately 53% of qualified teachers will enter the field, leaving only 401 to enter the profession....