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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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Alycia McLamb, a graduating senior in Ag. Ed. received the Matthews Medal from the NCSU Alumni Association. She was one of four seniors honored for leadership and contributions to NCSU.
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Jim Flowers, the Department Head, has been inducted into the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers. There are now 6 AEE faculty who are members of the Academy. Dr. Flowers has also received an outstanding teaching award from the NCSU Alumni Association.  Very few Department Heads at NCSU receive teaching recognitions; so we are proud of his teaching accomplishments.

Gary Moore has been recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Instructor for 2013-14 by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  


AEE ProfilesBreanna Williams

Breanna Williams grew up in Johnston County where she attended many agriculture related events with her grandfather. She has also ridden horses her whole life. When she got to Smithfield-Selma High School, she joined the FFA where she was very involved and held many officer positions throughout her high school career. She was not only an officer in her chapter, but she also served the East Central Region as secretary and vice president. Breanna found that her passion was agriculture and by her junior year of high school she decided she wanted to major in Agriculture Education so she could share her passion for agriculture and educate high school students who are the current and future consumers.

She decided to come to NC State because NC State is known for its great Agricultural & Extension Education department. She also liked campus and that NC State was not too far from her home. Breanna is a sophomore in Agriculture Education and plans to teach high school in Johnston County and pursue a Master’s Degree.

Recently, Breanna was chosen to be the NC Watermelon Queen. As Watermelon Queen, Breanna will travel around NC visiting farmers markets, retail stores, and go on farm tours. She also will travel to Washington D.C, California, Florida, and South Carolina to promote NC Watermelons and the agriculture industry as a whole. To read the full article, click here



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