Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Reflections on Six Years as Editor of the Agricultural Education Magazine

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Reflections on Six Years as Editor of the Agricultural Education Magazine

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Iwould like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr. John C. Ewing on being named the Editor of The Agricultural Education Magazine for 2016-2018. I have known John since he was a graduate student at The Ohio State University. The Magazine will be in capable hands under Dr. Ewing's editorship.

In many respects the past six years have flown by. It doesn't seems that long ago that I struggled to publish my first issue. Dr. Antoine Alston came through with his articles for the second issue that allowed me to switch themes and keep the publication schedule.

In addition to Antoine Alston, I would like to thank Brad Greiman, John Ewing, Shannon Arnold, Jason Peake, Grady Roberts, Donna Moore-Rudd, Ben Swan, Ellen Thompson, Nancy Trivette, Jamie Cano, John Ricketts, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Doug LaVergne, Michael Retallick, Rebecca Lawver, Nicholas Brown, Rebekah Epps, Matt Baker, Ann DeLay, Amy Smith, Ryan Foor, Kirby Barrick, Andrew Thoron, Jon Simonsen, Thomas Paulsen, Ryan Anderson, and Jessica Blythe for serving as Theme Editors. In addition to her support and encouragement, my wife, Deborah Boone, served as Theme Editor for three Potpourri issues. She also served as a "sounding board" for theme suggestions. Without the assistance of the Theme Editors, The Agricultural Education Magazine could not be published.

There are a number of individuals in this profession that have a tremendous wealth of knowledge gained through scholarship and personal experiences. Many of these individuals, however, are reluctant to step forward and share this information. As I contemplated my final year as Editor, I wanted to give some of these individuals an opportunity to share their knowledge. I asked each State Association President to nominate high school teachers, state supervisors, and teacher educators that fell in this category. Using my personal knowledge of the profession, as well as nominations from the public, I have reached the end of this project. …

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