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Raven, Matt R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
This manuscript is a published account of the 2019 Distinguished Lecture of the American Association of Agricultural Education (AAAE) Annual Meeting. The theme of this lecture is regenerative agriculture which the author considers to be one of the most important agricultural movements occurring today. The author speaks to fellow Agricultural…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Food, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Rampold, Shelli D.; Lamm, Alexa J.; McKee, Brandon – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2020
The benefits to the environment associated with farmer adoption of Best Management Practices (BMPs) is well documented, yet the agricultural industry has resisted widespread acceptance and implementation. Network support, level of education/knowledge, and financial concerns have all been found as contributing factors impacting adoption. Extension…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Agricultural Occupations, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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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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Feldpausch, Julie A.; Bir, Courtney L.; Widmar, Nicole J. Olynk; Zuelly, Stacy M.; Richert, Brian T. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2019
There is an ever-imminent need for career-ready graduates from collegiate agriculture programs. Generational shifts in attitudes and background experiences of agricultural students challenge educators to maintain curricular programming which establishes a successful career trajectory for students. Students studying animal science and/or…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Success, College Curriculum, Extracurricular Activities
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Fischer, Laura M.; Cummins, R. Glenn; Gilliam, Kyle C.; Baker, Matt; Burris, Scott; Irlbeck, Erica – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
Discussions on how to conserve and provide enough water has become one of the most highly debated issues in modern society. Although many Extension efforts have engaged the public in understanding behavior and attitudes toward water conservation, limited research has focused on understanding how agriculturalists respond to water conservation…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Concept), Conservation Education, Psychophysiology
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Wooditch, Amanda M.; Rice, Amber H.; Peake, Jason B.; Rubenstein, Eric D. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative research study was to explain the development of preservice agriculture teachers' PCK [Pedagogical Content Knowledge] for the concept of plant fertilizers within a content-focused methods course. The emergent central phenomenon was an overall lack of PCK development for plant fertilizers, highlighted by five main…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Agricultural Occupations
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Kararo, Matthew J.; Knobloch, Neil A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The number of parents in the U.S. choosing to homeschool their children is steadily growing. With a strong demand for college graduates in food, agriculture and natural resources careers, there is an opportunity for homeschooled high school students to explore agricultural careers and develop entrepreneurship and leadership skills through…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Agricultural Education, Career Choice, High School Students
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Haddad, Becky; Marx, Adam A. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
This study sought to assess student perceptions of soft skills and career decision self-efficacy attained through participation in different types of Supervised Agriculture Experience programs within School Based Agricultural Education. There was no significant difference found in career decision self-efficacy or perceived soft skill attainment…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Career Choice, Decision Making, Problem Solving
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Putnam, Brianne B.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Lundy, Lisa K. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
In order to address the complex challenges facing the agricultural and natural resource industry, extension educators must collaborate with opinion leaders. Extension educators can use the assistance of opinion leaders in program design and implementation in order to best meet the needs of stakeholders and the public. Collaboration between…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Natural Resources, Agricultural Occupations, Water
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Ebner, Paul; McNamara, Kevin; Deering, Amanda; Oliver, Haley; Rahimi, Mirwais; Faisal, Hamid – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Afghanistan remains an agrarian country with most analyses holding food production and processing as key to recovery. To date, however, there are no public or private higher education departments focused on food technology. To bridge this gap, Herat University initiated a new academic department conferring BS degrees in food technology. Models for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production
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Howard, Michelle; Stephens, Carrie A.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Brawner, Shelby; Loveday, H. Dwight – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Social media is known for having the ability to rapidly disseminate information and university students now receive the majority of information about agriculture through social media platforms rather than through first-hand experience. In order to understand the impact of social media on university students related to the beef industry, a study of…
Descriptors: Social Media, College Students, Agricultural Occupations, Educational Technology
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Mouser, David M.; Sheng, Zhaohui; Thoron, Andrew C.; Baker, Andy; Bacon, Kevin J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Agricultural education is defined by a best practice three-component model of instruction that includes a classroom experience, leadership development and FFA involvement, and an experience-based activity through a Supervised Agricultural Experience program (SAE). Based on program of activities award criteria, each year state FFA associations…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Agricultural Education, Best Practices
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Greer, Sarah Joy F.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Griffith, Andrew P.; Stephens, Carrie Ann – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Tennessee Statute 54-5-134, Cutting Hay Along Controlled Access Highway Right-of-Way, provided agriculturalists the right to harvest hay along interstate highways' and other controlled access roads' medians and shoulders. Maintenance of these medians and shoulders are routinely contracted to private mowing companies and funded by Tennessee…
Descriptors: Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Occupations, Farm Management, Questionnaires
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McKee, Brandon H.; Lamm, Alexa J.; Bunch, J. C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Extension educators seek to provide scientific research and perspective to farmers and the public. The connection that Extension educators foster between farmers and consumers can be capitalized upon to build trust and ultimately encourage behavior change through social capital. Agricultural educators have recognized the need for consumers and…
Descriptors: Water, Conservation (Environment), Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Tummons, John D.; Simonsen, Jon C.; Martin, Michael J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Early agricultural education included youth judging activities, in which farm boys matched skills with students from neighboring schools. In 1925, students competed in a National Dairy Judging Contest in Indianapolis held specifically for vocational students. Based on the success of this contest, the Federal Board for Vocational Education…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agribusiness, Industry, Vocational Education
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