11 Facts About Agricultural education


Agricultural education is the teaching of agriculture, natural resources, and land management.

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At higher levels, agricultural education is primarily undertaken to prepare students for employment in the agricultural sector.

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Agricultural education is common at the primary, secondary, tertiary, and adult levels.

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Disciplines closely tied to agricultural education include agricultural communications, agricultural leadership, and extension education.

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Agricultural science and education expanded after 1900 in response to a need for more technical knowledge and skill in the use of newly developed agricultural technologies.

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The School-to-Work Opportunities Act, of 1994, required teachers to teach students tasks and disciplines that would help their students prepare for employment once they graduated, of which practical Agricultural education in agriculture was a major part.

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Bachelor's degree in agricultural education generally leads to employment teaching agriculture up to the high school level or in the agricultural sector.

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The Association for Career and Technical Education, the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers, provides resources for agricultural education.

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An agricultural education degree gives the qualifications to do extension work for universities and agricultural companies and organizations.

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The American Dairy Science Association provides research and Agricultural education scholarships focused on the dairy farm and processing industries.

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Today agricultural education is positioned to contribute substantially in these arenas through a major national initiative.

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