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Dickey, Kristyn J.; Alpízar, Amy E. Boren; Irlbeck, Erica; Burris, Scott – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
The Growing Recruits for Urban Business (GRUB) is an urban agricultural education program in Lubbock, Texas with a focus on youth development. The mission of the program is to provide at-risk youth with the opportunity to learn technical agricultural skills and leadership skills through the management of a 5.5-acre farm. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Urban Programs, Agricultural Education, Youth Programs, Urban Education
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Hendon, Tori; Hainline, Mark S.; Burris, Scott; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The profession of agricultural education is experiencing shortages across the nation. Texas is critically impacted due to the renewed emphasis of career and technical education. This leads to questions about the preparedness of recent college graduates to handle the demands placed upon agricultural educators. Starting in 2012, Texas Tech…
Descriptors: High School Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Agricultural Education, Student Teachers
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Hainline, Mark S.; Burris, Scott; Ulmer, Jonathan D.; Ritz, Rudy A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Teachers are tasked with the important role of educating and empowering the Nation's youth. Although teaching is a rewarding vocation, teachers are subjected to risk and liabilities on a daily basis. The rising number of school-based litigation and the litigious nature of today's society bolster the need for teachers to abide and understand the…
Descriptors: School Law, Agricultural Education, Legal Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility