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Mukembo, Stephen C.; Edwards, M. Craig; Robinson, J. Shane – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
Ensuring food security for a growing populace amidst an aging farmer population together with a decline in youth engagement in agriculture remains a global challenge. This is more distressing for developing countries, such as Uganda, that rely on subsistence farming to meet their food production demands, including job-creation for at least 75% of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Entrepreneurship, Youth Employment, Active Learning
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Kovar, Kristin A.; Simonsen, Jon C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine factors impacting college student leadership development within a college of agriculture at the University of Missouri. This study employed descriptive relational survey methods to examine the impact of involvement factors (participation in organizations, community service and leadership education) on…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Leadership, College Students, Agricultural Education
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Mouser, David M.; Sheng, Zhaohui; Thoron, Andrew C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
In a state facing broad budget shortfalls, agricultural education programs have to show their value in relation to other key subject areas, such as math and reading. The best agricultural education programs follow a three-component model of instruction, including classroom experience, leadership development through FFA involvement, and an…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 11, Agricultural Education, Career Readiness
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Chumbley, Steven; Hainline, Mark S.; Wells, Trent – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
Educational laboratory management is a paramount issue in agricultural education settings. Agricultural mechanics laboratories are found in many agricultural education programs. One of the most important issues an instructor in agricultural education settings faces is safety in the agricultural mechanics laboratory. Identifying and cultivating a…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Laboratory Safety, Classroom Environment, Agricultural Engineering
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Rampold, Shelli D.; Bunch, J. C.; Cater, Melissa; Blackburn, J. Joey; Burnett, Michael – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This descriptive and comparative study was conducted to explain agriculture teaching faculty involvement in and perceptions of study abroad. Further, faculty involvement and perceptions were compared based on the personal and professional characteristics of faculty. Faculty involvement in this study included a set of activities in which faculty…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Agricultural Education, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Qu, Shuyang; Bletscher, Caitlin; Lamm, Alexa – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Undocumented immigration has become a hot political topic. Considering the significant role undocumented immigrants play in U.S. agricultural and natural resources industry and the voting power of the undergraduate students, this study assessed undergraduate students' attitudes toward undocumented immigrant issues. Using a slightly altered…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Immigration, Multicultural Education
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Langley, G. Curtis; Tummons, John D.; Tracy Kitchel – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Agricultural mechanics instruction includes a broad array of machinery, structures, and technical systems, as well as a diverse workforce. Virtually every aspect of agriculture has a mechanics component and a large portion of secondary agriscience curriculum is devoted specifically to teaching agricultural mechanics. Further, the agricultural…
Descriptors: Agricultural Engineering, Safety Equipment, Laboratory Safety, High School Students
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Chumbley, Steven; Haynes, J. Chris; Hainline, Mark S.; Sorensen, Tyson – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
For students to be successful in the online learning environment, change from passive learners to active learners is essential. Students who successfully regulate and change their learning know where and how to acquire the knowledge necessary for success in the online environment. Introducing students early through dual enrollment programs can…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Online Courses, Agricultural Education, Dual Enrollment
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Stephens, Carrie A.; Brawner, Shelby; Dean, Amanda; Stripling, Christopher T.; Sanok, Danielle – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Women comprise the minority in production agriculture leadership, and their leadership roles in agricultural industries are rarely explored. The purpose of this study was to explore the reflective journeys of five Australian women in production agriculture. The central research questions asked were "What lived experiences helped you obtain…
Descriptors: Females, Agricultural Production, Personal Narratives, Phenomenology
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Velez, Jonathan J.; Clement, Haley Q.; McKim, Aaron J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
An empirical understanding of the value school-based agricultural education (SBAE) offers has been limited due to lack of widespread, longitudinal studies addressing the impacts of student participation in SBAE. Grounded in the theory of involvement, data from a nation-wide, longitudinal study were analyzed to explore ethnicity and income among…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Longitudinal Studies
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J.; Sorensen, Tyson J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The progression of research on school-based agricultural education (SBAE) has been limited, in part, due to a lack of nationwide, student data detailing the effectiveness of SBAE. Using an ecological systems perspective, the relationships between SBAE enrollment; graduation rates; postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, STEM Education, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Shoulders, Catherine W.; Sellick, Sable A.; Southward, Leigh; Blythe, Jessica M. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
An individual's attire sends messages to those who view them (Damhorst, 1990), and the clothing choices made by teachers may influence students' perceptions of the school (Workman & Freeburg, 2010). A majority of teacher dress codes require formal clothing (Workman & Freeburg, 2010); however, agricultural education teachers often work in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Dress Codes
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Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Data from a random sample of secondary school agriculture teachers in the United States were utilized to explore work characteristics and their relationship to work-family conflict, specifically how the work role interfered with the family role. Nine workplace characteristics (i.e., salary, work hours per work week, weekend work hours, years of…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Family Work Relationship, Work Environment
Moore, Gary E.; Warner, Wendy J.; Jones, David W. W. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
This research sought to determine if graduate students taking distance education classes desire student-to-student interaction. Over 200 graduate students who completed one or more distance education graduate classes in agricultural and extension education from North Carolina State University during the past three years were surveyed. While some…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Peer Relationship, Student Attitudes, Graduate Students
Sorensen, Tyson J.; McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
Using data from a random sample of secondary school agriculture teachers in the United States, this study explored the work-family conflict and turnover intentions of agriculture teachers. Additionally, this study sought to determine the relationship between work-family conflict and turnover intentions among agriculture teachers. Work-family…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Intention
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