Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Reflections from the Editor

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Reflections from the Editor

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It's hard to believe that three years have passed since I accepted the challenge of serving as the Editor of the Agricultural Education Magazine. The three years have been marked by a few setbacks and numerous highlights. My first major setback was with the first issue I served as Editor. Through miscommunication, the first issue was not ready. Dr. Antoine Alston was the first individual to come to my rescue. He was the Theme editor of the next issue and was ahead of schedule. I simply switched the order of the themes and kept close to my original schedule. The extra time allowed me to organize a number of authors to fill the void and publish the issue on "International Agriculture." I am deeply indebted to these individuals who dropped everything and came to the aid of a colleague.

Over the past thirty-six months, I have had the pleasure to work with a number of great Theme Editors. They have taken their responsibilities seriously and worked to provide the profession with informative and timely articles. I would like to thank everyone who has served as a Theme Editor during the past three years.

The Theme Editors and I could not have completed our responsibilities without dedicated teacher educators, state supervisors, graduate students, and agricultural educators willing to share their knowledge and experiences with the profession. One of the challenges we give to potential authors is to "share practices that can be used in the real world of teaching agriculture." Over the past three years authors have met this challenge. While I read the articles in a totally different manner as Editor, I still take the time to enjoy the articles as a member of the profession.

2013 Agricultural Education Magazine Themes

The September-October issue is the issue that introduces the themes for the next year. I have done my best to select themes that are timely to the profession. In fact four of the six themes were suggested by readers of the Magazine. "Urban Agricultural Education," What We Learn from Research about Teaching Agriculture," "Stories about Teaching and Learning," and "Keeping the Home Fires Burning" were suggested by readers of the Magazine. …

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