What is Agriculture Education?
Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology.
Agricultural education is delivered through three interconnected components:
1. Classroom or laboratory instruction.
2. Experiential learning — Learning experiences that usually take place outside of the classroom, supervised by the agriculture instructor.
3. Leadership education — delivered through student organizations such as the National FFA Organization.
Agricultural Education is the teaching of agriculture, natural resources, and land management through hands on experience and guidance to prepare students for entry level jobs or to further education to prepare them for advanced agricultural jobs.
Meet the Teacher:
My name is Kristen Thomas. I am an Agricultural educator by choice and not by chance. A major component of my professional practice includes the agriculture and natural resources industry – whether it is through formal or informal means, inside the classroom or in real-life situations. Even though I took many agriculture related courses during my high school career, my true love and passion for agricultural education did not come until my college years.