Agricultural Education

Agricultural Education

Are you interested in helping to shape the future of the agricultural industry? A career in agricultural education may be right for you. After all, educators help to provide the foundation for all of the careers on this site! Agricultural educators prepare students to be successful in their professions and offer a lifetime of informed choices in global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.

Careers in agricultural education develop engaged citizens who understand the importance of the agricultural industry to our world, while teaching them technical skills in all areas of agriculture. In addition to secondary and postsecondary education, educators can work in public service for private or public divisions as specialists in education outreach and curriculum development. Agricultural education programs develop student potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through investigations in science, math, history, technology and legislation related to agriculture.

Need help finding ideas for a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)? Check out these SAE Idea Cards that are directly connected to this career focus area.

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In private industry, jobs are usually specific to one thing, but as an agriculture teacher, I get to do several different things while being part of an industry dear to my heart. And I get to teach some pretty phenomenal students, which is what it’s all about.

Ag teachers truly make a difference in the lives of others, as well as positively influence agriculture as a whole. Considering it’s a fun job, it’s important, and there is intense demand and tons of jobs available, why wouldn’t you choose to become an ag teacher?
At both levels [secondary and post-secondary] I’ve learned that my students still need someone who cares first about them and their goals. Being the subject matter expert comes second. I work with my students to ensure their success.