Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Making the News!

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Making the News!

Article excerpt

What are you doing to meet your community's needs?

I think that is a fair question. After all, Agricultural Education has spent almost one hundred years working to meet the needs of students. Students, being part of the community, the community being part of the state and the state being part of the country would lead one to think that all these things are tied together. However, how we address the needs of students and communities in flush times can be quite different than the approach taken when we must tighten our belts.

As difficult times face our country, I think it is important to remember there are rarely any clouds so dark they don't have a silver lining! In this case, Agricultural Education is positioned to shine in communities across the country. As the public comes to grips with economic hardship and new ways of looking at the world, the need for solid leadership and practical problem-solving skills will become apparent. These skills have been our bread and butter for nearly a century. The teachers who take time to devote their talents and those of their students to the betterment of the community at large will reap the benefits of increased support and backing for today and future endeavors.

Who better understands the need for strong community connections than a successful agricultural education teacher! …

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