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Welcome to the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

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!

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The AEE Department was well represented at the annual meetings of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), and the Association for Career and Technical Education Research (ACTER). All three groups met in Nashville, TN November 18-22. 

Dr. Jim Flowers serves on the ACTE Board of Directors representing Agricultural Education.

Four research papers were presented to the Association for Career and Technical Education Research. The four papers were: 1. Meghan Wood’s paper was “Have We Found the Key to Beginning Teacher Retention? A Qualitative Study of the NAAE Award Program for Beginning Teachers” 2. Kristin Stair, Amy Culbertson, & Wendy Warner presented “Teachers’ Perceptions of Common Core State Standards in Agricultural Education.”  3. Joy Morgan, Beth Wilson, Jim Flowers, “Jay” Jayaratne, & James Smith presentation was “Teachers’ Use of Test-Item Banks for Student Assessment in North Carolina Secondary Agricultural Education”. 4. Gary Moore, Wendy Warner and David Jones presented a paper title “Expectations of Graduate Students Regarding Student-to-Student Interaction in Distance Education Classes”. This paper was recognized as the Outstanding Research Paper at the Conference.

Amanda Lunsford, Wendy Warner, Travis Park, and Joy Marshall had a research poster titled “Diffusion of the edTPA: What Information do Student Teachers Need?” This poster was the runner-up for outstanding research poster at the ACTER meeting. The faculty also conducted a number of workshops for the National Association of Agricultural Educators. The workshops were: 
"Beg, Borrow, and Steal: Technology Integration Style” – Wendy Warner
“Integrating the 4 C’s of 21st Century Learning: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity…AKA…Accomplishing Instructional Shifts of the Common Core” – David Jones
“Apps in Ag Ed: The Sequel” - Wendy Warner, Joy Morgan and Chad Holloman

“Boosting Comprehension in Agriculture” – Travis Park



AEE Profiles

Kristen BaughmanKristen Baughman attended NC State University as both an undergraduate and graduate student. She has a B.S. in Extension Education with a specialty in nutrition and a Master’s in Extension Education with a focus on leadership. Kristen grew up in Charlotte, NC and did not become interested in agriculture until she began working as an intern for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. During her time as an intern, she became interested in the local food movement and began a blog.

When Kristen first started at NCSU, her major was Nutrition Science but she quickly figured out that was not for her. After meeting with Dr. Flowers, Kristen was introduced to the Extension Education program and knew that was the perfect fit. While at NC State, Kristen was involved in the March of Dimes Collegiate Council, Student Senate, University Scholars, and the Agri-Life Council. During her time at NC State, Kristen said that she loved the community and that the professors want you to be successful.

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