School-based agriscience education in Alabama consists of three integral core components that include: 1) Contextual, inquiry-based instruction and learning through an interactive classroom and laboratory 2) Premier leadership, personal growth and career success through engagement in FFA activities and programs; and 3) Experiential, service and/or work-based learning through the implementation of a supervised agricultural experience program. The complete integration of these three components helps to ensure students’ career success or continuation with higher education related to agriculture, agriscience and/or agribusiness following high school graduation.
What is the Teach Ag Alabama Campaign?
The Teach Ag Alabama Campaign is an initiative to bring attention to the career of agriscience education, get students thinking about a possible career in agriscience education, and connect local schools with individuals to fill open agriscience education positions.
Currently there is a national shortage of agricultural educators at the secondary level. It is estimated that there will be hundreds of unfilled positions across the United States this year, simply because not enough students are choosing to be agricultural educators. Several of those jobs will be right here in Alabama.
National Teach Ag Day – September 24, 2015!
National Teach Ag Day is a day to celebrate school-based agricultural education and to encourage agricultural education advocates, especially current agricultural educators (middle school, high school, post-secondary, pre-service programs, etc.) to share with others the great career opportunities in agricultural education. To learn more or to find resources to help organize an event click here.