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. 84, No. 1, July/August

An Adequate Supply of Teachers: The Future of the Agricultural Education Profession Is at Stake
The sky is falling.... The sky is falling. Just as in the tale of "Chicken Little" there are exaggerations and truths in the title to this article. Research conducted by the American Association of Agricultural Educators (Kantrovich, 2010) has shown...
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Be a Hero, Be a Mentor
Who is your hero? Is it Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., or your mentor? - If it is not your mentor it should be! Sometimes, it 's easy to rattle off people who are famous for making a difference, their influence is everywhere,...
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Bridging the Gap. Connecting Secondary and University Programs to Grow the Next Generation
Recruiting new teachers. Recruiting students. Rigor and relevance in the classroom. Dual credit and post secondary connections. If it's not one thing, it's six others, or so it seems. All of these issues and topics are vital to the continued success...
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Gotta Get 'Em There First. Then, Let's Worry about Keeping 'Em!
Often, when the topic of "issues or challenges facing agricultural education" comes up in professional conversation, the phrase "recruitment and retention" is tossed about. We all realize that something needs to be done - but, it seems that too often...
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Half the Battle
Recruiting students to teach secondary agricultural education is a critical component in maintaining and growing agriculture programs across the country, but it is just half of the battle we face. As high school teachers, teacher educators, and stakeholders...
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How an Outfit Can Influence a Profession?
In December of 2008, as I stood in my closet to pick out the outfit I would wear on the last day of school before Christmas break, I had an idea. Since it was the last day before break I was thinking of wearing a t-shirt, a Teach Ag t-shirt, the one...
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Look Where You're Going, Not Where You've Been
Budget cutbacks, furloughs, layoffs. In the educational world, these are some of the most frightening words and phrases teachers, parents, and students will hear. In this "last hired, first fired" economic time, the agricultural education profession...
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Maintaining an Adequate Supply of Agricultural Teachers, What Is Your Role?
Writing an article about sustaining the lifeblood of our profession seems easy at first. There are so many directions one could go and questions to be answered - what are teacher education programs doing to maintain the supply? How do we keep current...
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Maintaining the Balance and Keeping the Sanity
First week of April: Farm Bureau Youth Conference on Monday-Tuesday, District Public Speaking on Wednesday, Ag Safety Day Camp on Thursday, Section Dairy Cattle CDE Friday, and interview an American FFA Degree candidate on Saturday while he's home for...
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Sifting for Teachers - New Practices for an Old Problem
A few of us were discussing our past efforts in recruiting our students to become school-based agricultural educators. An alarming question was consistently asked. Did we do enough to encourage students to pursue careers in teaching secondary agriculture?...
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Wisconsin Takes Pride in Its New Teacher Programming
It's not a secret that we need to maintain outstanding agriculture programs and FFA chapters around our state and nation so that students can continue to be afforded excellent opportunities that will help them be productive citizens in our country. Seeing...
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