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The FFA would not be made possible without our ag teachers. If you want to learn more about agricultural education and how to become an agricultural educator, see the information below. If you want to learn more about the National Teach Ag Campaign, see NAAE’s website and resources at National Teach Ag Campaign | National Association of Agricultural Educators.

Why teach agriculture?

Want to have the best job ever? Do you already have a passion for agriculture that you want to share with others? Have you considered being an ag teacher?

Ag teachers never have the same day twice. One day they might be in a classroom or laboratory, the next visiting students in the field, preparing teams for a FFA Career Development Event, or leading a community service activity with their FFA Chapter.

Ag teachers:

  • Teach by doing, not just telling
  • Share their passion for agriculture
  • Create lessons that are hands-on and engaging for all learners
  • Reach students, including those who might not be successful in a traditional classroom
  • Teach about cutting edge topics, like cloning, satellite mapping, biofuels, alternative energy and more
  • Travel in state, nationally, and even internationally
  • Work with new and emerging technology from agribusiness companies

 

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Agricultural educators are often on extended contracts, which mean they get paid during the summer months and have the potential to earn a significantly higher salary than other teachers.

Why is agricultural education important?

Agricultural education prepares students to be problem solvers, leaders, entrepreneurs and agriculturalists through the use of its three-circle model. Classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development, and experiential learning all combine to offer students a well-rounded education that will prepare them for college and the workforce, as well as teach them how to be educated consumers.

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Other than teaching, what else can I do with an agricultural education degree?

The sky is truly the limit with an ag education degree. While most graduates work in schools or postsecondary settings, many go on to pursue careers in other areas. Ag education majors have a background in communications, agriculture, leadership, and human relations, which prepares them for a multitude of career options. Ag education graduates are employed in every field across the world, from government positions to business and industry. Even George Strait majored in ag education.

How do you become an agricultural science teacher?

To become an agricultural science teacher, you have to attend a four-year institution and major in agricultural education (or the equivalent degree at that particular university), in order to be licensed to teach in your state. Some states may have additional requirements. Contact the Louisiana institutions below for more information.

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Contact Agricultural Education programs in Louisiana:

Louisiana State University

225-578-5748

Louisiana Tech

318-257-3275

McNeese University

337-475-5693

 

 

Want to learn more? Visit the National Teach AG Campaign website

 

Nominate a Student

Are you an Ag teacher who has a students that you want to tag to teach ag? Nominate a student to become an agricultural educator by clicking here.

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Other Resources:

While in high school:

Apply for scholarships and read up on helpful tips to attain them.

12 Tips to Winning a Scholarship

National FFA Scholarships 

LSU College Of Agriculture 

American Legion Scholarship

Louisiana Tech University School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry Scholarship Application

Louisiana Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Ark-La-Tex Agricultural Council Scholarship

JENSEN SCHOLARSHIP and NAICC Foundation Scholarships

Louisiana 4-H Scholarships 

Louisiana Garden Club Federation Scholarships

 

Find the right college for you…

15 Things to Consider when choosing a college 

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