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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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Congratulations to Anna Bruner, a senior in Agricultural Education at NC State University who was selected to participate in the 2014 National Agriscience Preservice Teacher Program (NAPTP) at the National FFA Convention.

The NAPTP is committed to promoting inquiry-based teaching methods and the enhancement of science in agriculture to preservice teachers in agricultural education across the nation. This program is sponsored by Dupont.

Anna Bruner


AEE Profiles

Jenny JumpJenny Jump attended NC State University as a master’s student. She obtained her Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension from the AEE department.

Jenny first was introduced to agriculture when she went to a 4-H camp as a young child. She was not initially that interested in agriculture or extension and began her undergraduate career studying sociology. One of her professors who worked in extension encouraged her to find out more about the extension field. Through his encouragement, she then became an extension agent.

Jenny decided to get her Master’s degree from NC State after taking one of Dr. Croom’s classes while working on a post bachelor’s certificate. The quality of professors and the fact that NC State still has an active Family Youth and Community Sciences program is what attracted Jenny to the campus.

Now, Jenny works as a Family Community Sciences agent for the University of Florida. Her advice to students is to “network, network, network!” She said that many of the people that she met during college have played crucial roles in her life after college. 


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