Our Mission, Your Future
The mission of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education is to prepare agricultural professionals to teach, lead, and serve.
Our department’s efforts are aimed at two of the nation’s greatest resources – its people and the agricultural industry. We are committed to serving the people of the state and nation by providing support for teaching, through our support for the professionals who work with the youth in FFA and 4-H programs, through our support for extension professionals who develop programs for their communities, and for those who are involved in informing the public about the great agricultural industry and in providing leadership in the multi-faceted areas of agriculture.
Visit our webpages to see how we develop the new generation of professionals in agricultural education, extension, and agricultural science. Our mission is your future!
The AEE faculty continue to be recognized for their outstanding leadership and teaching ability. At the annual meeting of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture in June Dr. David Jones received the Teacher Scholar Award (this was previously the regional outstanding teacher award) and Dr. Jackie Bruce received the Educator Award (previously known as the Teaching Fellow Award). Doctoral student Kevin Curry received the Graduate Student Teaching Award.
At the recent Association of Leadership Educators annual meeting Dr. Jacke Bruce received the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award. Dr. Sara Brierton, a doctoral graduate of our program who now works in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science received the Rising Star Award.
Hannah Elmore is a senior majoring in Agriculture Education. Hannah has always had a passion for agriculture since she grew up on a Jersey Dairy farm in Iredell County. Her family inspired her to get involved in agriculture and through her work as a cooperative extension intern the past two summers, she has learned how far agriculture reaches and how to learn from every agriculture experience.
The decision to come to NC State was easy for Hannah. Her father attended NC State so she grew up in a Wolfpack house. She also had the opportunity to visit NC State’s campus during high school when she competed in FFA events which led her to know that this was the college she wanted to attend.
Hannah decided to major in agriculture education because she had taken almost every agriculture course that was offered at her high school and her FFA experiences shaped who she is today.
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