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. 76, No. 1, July/August

Advisory Committees: Cheerleading or Quality Control?
The major question regarding advisory committees has always seemed to be: What is an advisory committee supposed to do? This question usually generates various answers. A review of this issue of The Magazine will reveal a variety of viewpoints.It is...
A Helping Hand to Our Most Valuable Resource
It's no surprise that more than one half of our national agricultural education teachers don't make it through their fifth year. Moreover, even more overwhelming they are amongst the thousands of general education instructors who leave as well. However,...
Defining and Choosing Stakeholders
Including stakeholders in decision making processes has a long and rich history in secondary agricultural education programs. Stakeholders have traditionally been recruited to serve on advisory boards and meet periodically to advise the agricultural...
Diversity Is Not a Dirty Word
Can you imagine seeing the world in only black and white? Or not being able to experience a realm of colors such as brown, red, yellow, green or blue? Doesn't that seem pretty boring? Your answer to these questions might determine how important you feel...
Don't Mess With
Most people are familiar with the phrase, "Don't Mess With Texas." This is the tough-talking litter prevention campaign sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation that started in 1986. The campaign reminds Texans to keep their trash in the car...
Embracing the Role of Science in Agriculture
To most people, "agriculture" means the production of plants and animals for consumption or use by mankind. It follows that "agricultural education" centers on teaching methods used for the agricultural production of plants and animals. However, the...
Managing Advisory Committees
The Cooperative Extension Service (CES) is charged with developing and delivering research-based educational programs in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, economic development, and home economics based upon identified...
Managing Successful Alumni Relations
An agriculture teacher fulfills many roles in any successful well-rounded agriculture program. Besides the obvious role of teacher and FFA advisor, the teacher may be mentor, counselor, safety coordinator, inspector, public relations manager, fund raiser,...
On Advisory Councils and Democracy
Agricultural educators, for decades, have been reminded in the form of textbook and handbook chapters, journal articles, and newsletter and magazine pieces that advisory councils are integral parts of successful agricultural education programs. The teacher...
Revelations of a First Year Teacher
"The great organizations are drawn forward by a compelling vision of the future. A vision is a clear mental picture of what the organization will look like when the organization has achieved its mission." ~ Peter StrohAs a new teacher, I had been instructed...
The Advisory Committee: Should You Have One?
Are you comfortable determining what you should be teaching your students? Are you searching for a better way to deliver a 21st Century curriculum? Are adequate resources available to you for implementing your program? Do you have good community support...
The Power of a Statewide Advisory Committee
In New Mexico, we've wanted to start a statewide agricultural education advisory committee that serves all levels of agricultural education (literacy, secondary, two-year postsecondary, and teacher education) for some time, but it kept receiving a low...
The Veterinarian Care Council
The Veterinarian Care Council (VCC) began in the 1990's and consisted of local veterinarians who served on the agricultural education program's Advisory Board and wanted to work directly with students as both role models and instructors in animal health...
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