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 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.
Kristen 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.