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. 84, No. 5, March/April

Agricultural Education Is Green
Since their inception in the 19th century, high school agriculture education programs have been advocates for innovative agriculture practices. These innovations were usually based on the long-term sustainability of agriculture and the family farm. Agriculture...
Alternative Fuels: A Relevant Avenue to Integrate STEM in the Agricultural Education Curriculum
The author has been doing alternative research at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) for over 32 years. Besides the implications for a cleaner environment and an improved economy, it is an excellent way to STEM into the agricultural education curriculum.Interestingly,...
American Meat: Food for Thought
I couldn't help but feel deeply skeptical when a young man I'd never met approached me at the Iowa State Fair last August and asked whether I'd like to attend his documentary film, "American Meat," later that evening."Is this a PETA or Humane Society...
Applying the Green Industries Best Management Practices Training to Secondary Agricultural Education
Protecting our waterways and drinking water is an important challenge facing the state of Florida. For the many industry professionals that are in the golf course, agricultural, nursery, landscape, and grounds maintenance industries, fertilization and...
Environmental Education + Learning Landscapes
Tennessee State University (TSU) is located in Nashville Tennessee and is an 1890 Historically Black College and University (HBCU). TSU turns 1 00 this year and is aging very well! Transformation is happening at the College of Agriculture, Human and...
Going Green beyond the Greenhouse
The world today is hooked on the idea of "going green." From installing solar panels on homes and businesses to driving hybrid cars, the efforts to be more environmentally friendly are becoming more and more visible. As a very ecofriendly person in my...
Going Green in Agricultural Education
Welcome to this issue of The Agricultural Education Magazine, "Going Green in Agricultural Education." It seems everyone wants to "Go Green!" What does it actually mean to change you, or your organization, to a nice calming color the shade of Kermit...
Going Green in Agricultural Education
So Mr. Green, what's this thing called Earth Day? I know it's been around for 42 years, but shouldn't everyday be Earth Day?" That's the question that was posed to me by one of my more perceptive students recently. The more I thought about it, I realized...
Pioneering a Service-Learning Project in Costa Rican Communities to Promote "Greener" Animal Management through Agriscience
During a short-term study abroad course, we provided a new service-learning opportunity for students to work within local Costa Rican communities, where students were introduced to "green" or more ecofriendly techniques to help reduce the incidences...
Preparing Future Green Professionals through Tarheel Agricultural Education
The great 19th century poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau once wrote, "What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" This statement holds many implications for agricultural education as a whole. When one considers...
Sustainable School Gardens and Green Education: Familiar Lessons through a New Lens
As a former secondary educator, I (Clardy) think back over countless class lectures, which could have greatly benefited if I had the opportunity to incorporate a sustainable school garden in my agriscience education program. In fact, this article presents...
Technology: It's Not as Scary as You Think
Technology. The mere mention of the word brings mixed emotion. To some technology is a blessing; others find it to be intimidating. Fortunately as ag teachers we are used to wearing many hats and are flexible in our instruction methods. My name is Liza...

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