Agricultural education

Are you interested in helping to shape the future of the agricultural industry? Do you enjoy learning and teaching about nature, plants and animals?

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Agricultural education discussion guide

Teachers, this discussion guide will help you talk with your students about careers in Agricultural education.

A career in agricultural education may be right for you. Agriculture educators teach students about agriculture, food and natural resources. These subjects help students develop a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology. Many agriculture educators have a content area specialization such as agricultural mechanics, soil science, animal science, dairy science, horticulture, or natural resources.

A national shortage of agriculture educators exists at the secondary level. It is estimated that there will be hundreds of unfilled positions across the United States each year, simply because not enough students are choosing to be agriculture educators. That means this is a high-demand career with many job opportunities, room to grow, and good salary potential.

Careers in Agricultural education

  • Adult Agricultural Education Instructor
  • Ag Literacy Coordinator
  • Agricultural Education Professor
  • Farm Business Management Instructor
  • High School Agriscience Teacher
  • Two-year Technical College Agriculture Instructor
  • Young Farmer Instructor

Agricultural education resources at GNG

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Cassandra Palsgrove

Program Administrator - Center for Teaching, Leading, and Learning
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Courtney Bockbrader

Agriculture Education Instructor at Anthony Wayne High School and Penta Career Center
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Katrina Swinehart

Assistant professor, School of Agricultural Education and Food Science, Central State University
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Laura Ringler

Agricultural Science Teacher and FFA Advisor at Plymouth High School
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Leslie Cooksey

Extension Educator at 4-H Youth Development
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Meredith Wolfe

Agricultural Technologies Teacher at Clay High School
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Rachel Sanders

Science Instructor and FFA Advisor at Global Impact STEM Academy
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Stephanie Jolliff

Ag Ed Instructor and FFA Advisor for Ridgemont Schools
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Tagged to teach ag

Oct 5, 2017
Learn about the career of agricultural education, the need for ag teachers in the U.S., and why it might be a great career for you. Thanks to the National Association of Agricultural Educators for sharing this video. Credit: National Association of …
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Teach agriculture Ohio

Nov 14, 2017
Considering teaching agriculture? Learn more about the profession. Thanks to Teach Agriculture Ohio for sharing this video. Credit: Teach Agriculture Ohio.
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Whitney Short

Agriscience and Biotechnology Instructor at Anthony Wayne High School
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Why I teach ag

Oct 5, 2017
Why do you teach agriculture? Listen to these ag teachers on why it is such a rewarding experience! Thanks to the National Association of Agricultural Educators for sharing this video. Credit: National Association of Agricultural Educators.