Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Alex: I Will Take "Potpourri" for $1000

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Alex: I Will Take "Potpourri" for $1000

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Articles in The Agricultural Education Magazine have traditionally centered on themes. As Editor for the past two years I have followed the same format. Keep in mind that the Magazine is twentyeight pages in length: no more, no less. There are features that must go in specific issues such as the upcoming themes, the index of publications, the statement of ownership, etc. For one reason or another, occasionally I will have to cut a potential article that had been requested/submitted for a theme. It's tough telling an author that their article has been cut due to space limitations. I always promise to include it in a future issue if space permitted. To be honest, opportunities for non-theme articles to be published are few and far between. As a result I tried to think of a way to publish articles that had been cut from The Agricultural Education Magazine.

I am a big Jeopardy fan. Occasionally they have a category called "Potpourri" which features questions that were not used because of time limitations of the show. The combination of being a Jeopardy fan and Editor came together into an idea: why not have a "Potpourri" issue of The Agricultural Education Magazine which features a series of nontheme articles?

Dr. Deborah Boone served as the (non) Theme Editor. After reviewing the available articles, we decided she would need additional articles to complete the issue. She put out a call for proposals on the listserve and the response was overwhelming. In forty-eight hours she had to send out a message stating that she had enough proposals. There are many individuals willing to share their expertise and experiences with the profession. They were just waiting for a chance to do so. With the overwhelming response, this appears to be an idea that should be tried again. I would be interested in hearing your opinions. Take a few minutes and send an email message to hnboone@wvu. edu and let me know your thoughts on this issue.

The Total Agricultural Education Program

As a former agricultural education teacher and current teacher educator, my philosophy of agricultural education is rooted deeply in the total agricultural education program model of classroom/laboratory instruction, experiential learning through supervised agricultural experience programs (SAEs), and leadership through membership in the National FFA Organization. …

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