The Agricultural Education Magazine

The Agricultural Education Magazine publishes articles on instruction leadership, supervision, and curriculum development in agricultural education in the United States and other countries.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 3, November/December

Agriculture Science and Technology Programs in Urban Markets: Adapt and Thrive, Stagnate and Die
THEME ARTICLE Most of us involved in the world of agriculture realize that modern agriculture is changing rapidly, and today's Agricultural Science and Technology programs must change to meet those needs. The urban market presents a whole new set of...
Agriculture: Trends and Issues
THEME ARTICLE America's agricultural education will face its biggest-ever challenge in the next 50 years: helping farmers gear up to supply nearly three times as much. Today, the world's farmers are feeding only 6 billion people, and only about 15 percent...
Changing Technologies: Impact on Agricultural Education
Remaining informed about the impact of technology on public education, educators should take note of two contemporary authors with very powerful messages: Donald Tapscott and Jane Healy. In Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation, Tapscott...
Community and Technical College: Trends & Issues
THEME ARTICLE New trends in community college teaching/learning call for faculty to significantly revise the primary activities in which they engage. Previously, the primary job of the teacher was to choose the material to be presented, to organize that...
Crystal Ball Predictions for Agricultural Education
THEME ARTICLE What makes the future? Who will decide what the trends of the future will be? Will these trends become reality? If so, how will they become reality? The answer to these questions of course lies in all of us - teachers of agriculture, students,...
Joe Writes Santa
Dear Santy Clause, It may seem a little strange to you, me, Joe Scatterscrew, writing to tell you what I need for Christmas but it helps a little for a man to get it off of his mind. For one thing, I sure would appreciate a new Area Supervisor. This...
Making a Difference with Volunteers in Agricultural Education Programs
Are you using volunteers in your Agricultural Education program? Have you thought about using volunteers to help you better serve your students and their many and varied agricultural interests? Do you feel comfortable enlisting the aid of volunteers...
Performance-Based Assessment for High-School Students in a Natural Resource Management Program
THEME ARTICLE "Show me the money" was the memorable phrase screamed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the 1997 film Jerry Maguire. Gooding's character, Rod Tidwell, used this phrase to show his advertising agent Jerry Maguire, played by Tom Cruise, how much advertising...
Que Sera Sera: What Ever Will Be Will Be ... Yea Right
On the eve of the new millennium, not far from the edge of the world and in the middle of the new economy, agricultural education in California is "virtually" exploding. As we peek into the future we see a variety of revolutions and evolutions occurring...
Swan Song
This is the final issue of The Agricultural Education Magazine to be published during my reign as editor. Previous editors wrote editorials that appeared in each issue of The Magazine. These editorials were interesting and informative. However, during...
Teaching about Genetic Engineering
The current world population is 6 billion and the United Nations estimates that by 2030 it will increase to 10 billion (1). Usable farmland will shrink while other land use demands will increase. Some estimates indicate that world food production will...
Trends in Australian Agricultural Education
THEME ARTICLE Australian agriculture has many features in common with the United States of America. For example, the progressive intensification of agriculture, increased specialization of enterprises, aggregation of small farms and the reduction in...
Will They Vote Agricultural Education off the Island?
This summer on CBS, over 51 million people tuned in to watch the final episode of "Survivor" to find out who would win the $1,000,000. The series featured sixteen castaways marooned on a remote tropical island in the South China Sea. They must band together...