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. 80, No. 1, July/August

A Diversified Agricultural Education.Comments from a Future Agricultural Education Teacher
W "These kids these days just don't understand what we had to go through when we were younger! We worked hard on farms and to make 'ends meet'," says my grandpa. "Things have changed, Pa we don't learn how to just take care of tractors and we can do...
Dealing with Being Different-Believing IS Achieving!
One day an agriculture teacher and a group of students went to tour a furniture manufacturing plant where some of the finest furnishings were made by hand. The tour included a visit to a wood mill next door, which is where the wood came from that was...
Diversity in the Classroom
During our annual AATA (Arizona Agricultural Teachers Association) conference in July, one of our veteran teachers was asked to address the body about the need to increase diversity in our FFA chapters. As he discussed the importance of serving a variety...
Eighty Years and Counting
How many people will look at the cover of this issue and think, "What is this? I thought this was the diversity issue!" I guess I'll never know the answer to that question, but 1 can explain the image.The cover photo was taken off the deck of my home...
Inclusion Corner
"The only normal people are the ones you don't know too well."'Rodney DangerfieldUnderstanding who we are and why we see things the way we do is the first step toward making diversity part of our lives. This article will focus on three activities teachers...
NFA-FFA Working Together in Maryland
The basic difference between the Future Farmers of America and the New Farmers of America was a division brought about by segregated practices in some American schools. The New Farmers were restricted to the Southeast Region of the United States, including...
The Adventure of Life
Life is an adventurous journey in which we all partake. We experience a myriad of activities and opportunities that help us grow as professionals. How we differ from one another is one of those opportunities that allow us to 'grow' into our own uniqueness....
The Hidden Diversity Factor
A Last week I sat in a room with a group of newly elected State FFA Officers. As we were going through paperwork and other necessary details, one of our adult staff members told the group that if they hadn't already provided it, they would need to give...
Three Circles in the City
The origins of school-based Agricultural Education re deeply rooted in the traditions of rural life and production agriculture. The Smith-Hughes Act declared the purpose of Agricultural Education to be, "fit for useful employment; that such education...
To Be or Not to Be
In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark famously asks the question, "To be or not to be?" When it comes to the value and importance of embracing diversity in career and technical education (CTE) programs, in general, and agricultural education...
Why Diversify the Agricultural Education Classroom?
Diversity! When the word "diversity" is present, people usually think of race and ethnicity. Yet, there are so many other factors associated with its meaning. While the list of its definitions is countless, its meaning can be quite basic. Diversity includes...

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