The Agricultural Education department at UWRF prepares students for successful roles in education, leadership and communication to meet the needs of the global agriculture community through educational, professional development and service activities.
The department also provides opportunities for teachers with a current WI license in another area to add certification in agricultural education or for agricultural education teachers to add certification in a science area. Please contact Tim Buttles for information on the opportunities for add on certification.
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Whitney Barnes, Kessa Firkus & Stacey Kunde received a $1,000 grant from the CHS Foundation to support the National Teach Ag Day activities held on campus and their work as National Teach Ag Ambassadors.
Rachel Kroeplien selected to receive NAAE Upper Division Scholarship. Rachel is an intern teacher in Granton during the fall semester. Read more
Gena Lillenthal, Brittany Babik and Kellie Claflin receive NAAE Teachers Turn the Key Scholarships. This program supports agricultural education teachers in their second, third or fourth year of teaching.
Linda Peterson, agricultural education teacher at West Central High School in Hartford South Dakota, received a 2013 Ford Challenge grant through NAAE. One FFA chapter in each of NAAE's six regions receives a $3,000 grant to buy needed materials, offset travel expenses and supplement resources that will support and enhance their leadership development activities. This is the third consecutive year that the West Central FFA has been selected to receive a grant through this program.
Jaclyn Tweeten, UWRF Marketing Communications graduate and current master's degree student at Iowa State University, presented a research poster at the American Association for Agricultural Education Annual Conference held in Columbus, Ohio May 21-24. The project was titled Utilizing Twitter as a Communication Tool for Expressing Concerns of Agricultural Education Student Teachers.