Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Good Advice to Follow: Utilize Your Advisory Committee

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Good Advice to Follow: Utilize Your Advisory Committee

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When I began thinking about this month's issue (almost a year ago now), I had many thoughts going through my mind: Who would be a good theme editor for the topic? Should we dedicate an entire issue of the Agricultural Education Magazine to advisory committees? Will there be enough content diversity to hold the interest of the readers? All of these questions and many more, which I can't seem to remember on this beautiful sunny day in Happy Valley, ran through mind that day. After seeing the issue to completion, I am glad that I reflected on those questions and decided to include advisory committees in our 2016 - 2017 issues. I believe that you will agree that all of the questions that I had were answered in a positive manner. Dr. Bart Gill served as the theme editor and did a masterful job in pulling together authors with different ideas and perspectives around advisory committees. Thus, the diversity in articles will aid you, as the teacher, in working with advisory committees in the coming years. Several of the articles will remind us of "tried and true" components of working with our program's advisory committee. Other articles will challenge us to think differently about the ways in which we manage our programs.

While reading the articles, I continually thought of how to make my own teaching better as I instruct future agricultural educators. I believe that much of what is written in this issue aligns with my personal experiences, but I must admit that several components of the articles have challenged me to do a better job in teaching my students this fall in regards to having an effective advisory committee. …

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