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. 80, No. 4, January/February

Agriscience: Sustaining the Future of Our Profession
Sustainable agricultural practice refers to the ability of a farm to produce food indefinitely, without causing irreversible damage to ecosystem health. According to Feenstra (1997) "sustainable agriculture integrates three main goals-environmental health,...
Career Decision-Making for Agriculture Students' Sustainability
Walking through the middle schools doors I was greeted with a familiar scene-little people, loaded down with backpacks and books, racing (well, kind of wandering) down the long hallways and into open classroom doors. I was there to do a presentation...
Cultivating and Investing in the Agricultural Education Diversity Landscape
Successful farmers in Eastern North Carolina have two adages: 1. Plan today for what you will plant tomorrow, and 2. Know your market. These statements are directly correlated with the state of diversity within the discipline of Agricultural Education....
Cultivating a Program for Sustainable Agricultural Education
(ProQuest: ... denotes text stops here in original.)A Question of SustainabilityJust about everyone who becomes involved in Agricultural Education soon realizes that it is an exceptional educational program with the power to unlock students' potential...
Here by the Owl! Agricultural Educator's Role in Sustaining Student Leadership Development
"I believe children are our future...teach them well and help them lead the way.''''The popular phrase of this popular Whitney Houston song challenged society to teach youth to be effective future leaders. Agricultural Education has embraced that challenge...
Inclusion Corner
Think about it! BillyeDid you know February was Black History Month? Probably so, but do your students know? This year, why not do something different during February? Why not create a bulletin board saluting famous African American agriculturists?George...
Learning Sustainability from Each Other
This issue's theme is Sustainable Agriculture - Sustainable Education. I would suggest these concepts are interwoven (like those braided lucky bamboo plants in the grocery store) and interdependent, supporting and growing upon each other. Sustainable...
Literacy as It Relates to Sustainability in Agricultural Education
What is it about agricultural education that we want to be sustainable? Is our aim to sustain agriculture? What about sustaining student learning? Is our goal to sustain agricultural education? Are we to create and sustain a growing student population...
Sustainability-How Do You Make That Happen?
As you move from article to article in this issue, don't be concerned about your vision. You are NOT seeing double, there really are two pictures of all the authors. Reading through this group of articles and contemplating the meaning of sustainability,...
Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Agricultural Education
Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Agricultural Education is an interesting theme for this first issue of 2008. When you first read the theme and begin to analyze its meaning you may think there are two separate concepts we are trying to deal with,...
Sustainable K-12 Agricultural Education: One Tool for Success
With the expansion of 'sustainability" novements across the country, the plethora of definitions for sustainability continues to increase. Most popular and literal definitions include the idea of processes "that can be continued - either indefinitely...
The Key to Agricultural Education Success: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Agricultural Teachers
WINNER 2007 National ATA Essay Contest"The key to our success in agricultural education is to have an adequate supply of well prepared people motivated to help prepare students for successful careers in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources industries,"...