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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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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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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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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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Rosch, David; Simonsen, Jon C.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
Students (N = 160) in three diverse FFA chapters were surveyed in early fall, midwinter, and late spring in regard to their leadership skills, confidence in leading, and motivation to engage in leadership-oriented behaviors. The results indicated small-to-moderate gains in transformational leadership skill and a marginally significant…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Transformational Leadership, Predictor Variables, Junior High School Students
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Mukembo, Stephen C.; Edwards, M. Craig; Ramsey, Jon W.; Henneberry, Shida R. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The decline of youth engagement in agriculture worldwide amidst an increasing global population remains a big challenge to ensuring food security for future generations. This phenomenon is worsened by the shortage of professional female agriculturists, though they comprise about 60% to 80% of the traditional workforce in the agriculture sector of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Youth Programs, Agricultural Occupations, Secondary School Students
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Kagay, Rachel Bartholomew; Marx, Adam A.; Simonsen, Jon C. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The focus of this study is the self-perceptions of leadership engagement of FFA members in two FFA chapters in Missouri. This multiple case study used documentation of student self-perceptions, researcher observations, and focus groups. The two cases included 24 high school students comprised of FFA officers and members, who provided their…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Self Concept, Agricultural Education, Organizations (Groups)
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Sanok, Danielle E.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Stephens, Carrie A.; Griffith, Andrew P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors influencing FFA members to continue their FFA experience beyond high school. Two focus groups were conducted, one for collegiate FFA members and one for past/current state officers. Participants provided several areas of improvement for collegiate and alumni FFA membership. Participants noted…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Group Membership, Agricultural Education, Extension Education
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Hurst, Sara D.; Conner, Nathan W.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Blythe, Jessica; Giorgi, Aaron; Rubenstein, Eric D.; Futrell, Angel; Jenkins, Jenny; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2015
A team of nine researchers from the United States spent 10 days exploring the formal agricultural education system in Trinidad and Tobago from primary education through postgraduate education. Data were collected from interviews and observations from students, teachers/instructors, and agricultural producers. The team concluded that (a) the people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Martin, Michael J.; Kitchel, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Organizational culture shapes how members of a group act. The culture has the power to exclude potential new members who do not fit into the culture of the organization. Research on urban school-based agriculture programs has indicated that urban agriculture students face barriers to their participation in the National FFA Organization (FFA).…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Agricultural Occupations, Case Studies, Student Attitudes
Johnston, Tiffany L.; Roberts, T. Grady – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of using an interest approach at the beginning of a lesson on student knowledge, attitudes, and engagement in an agricultural science classroom. A total of four classes were randomly assigned and administered one lesson with an interest approach and one lesson without an interest approach.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Agriculture, Student Interests
Cannon, John G.; Broyles, Thomas W.; Seibel, G. Andrew; Anderson, Ryan – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
As agriculture continues to evolve and become more complex, the demand for qualified college graduates to fill agricultural careers exceeds supply. This study focused on a summer enrichment program that strives to expose gifted and talented students to the diverse nature of agricultural careers through the integration of agriculture and science.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Enrichment Activities, Talent, Gifted
Faulkner, Paula E.; Baggett, Connie D.; Bowen, Cathy F.; Bowen, Blannie E. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2009
Ethnic minority students traditionally pursue degrees and careers in the food and agricultural sciences at rates lower than their non-minority counterparts. To help improve upon this situation, the Food and Agricultural Sciences Institute (FASI) was created to expose academically talented high school students to opportunities within the food and…
Descriptors: Careers, Agricultural Education, Minority Groups, Laboratory Experiments
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Thompson, Jesse C., Jr.; Russell, Earl B. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1993
Responses from 1,041 high school juniors, 712 parents, and 82 counselors in Illinois found that better educated urban parents and counselors were more receptive to agricultural education than anticipated. Relatively negative beliefs of rural counselors were cause for concern. Agricultural coursework influenced students' positive attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Beliefs, Career Choice, Counselor Attitudes
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Cecchettini, Christina L.; And Others – Journal of Agricultural Education, 1992
A survey of 320 Australian eleventh and twelfth graders showed that agricultural courses in ninth and tenth grades or attendance at schools with agriculture programs increased interest in agricultural careers. Compared with California high school students, Australian students had less negative attitudes toward agriculture and were more inclined to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Career Choice, Foreign Countries