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!
Over the weekend of February 28 through March 1, 21 new teachers from across North Carolina met at the NC FFA Center at White Lake for part II of the Agriculture Education Induction Conference. Part I of this conference was held last October. This program is called DELTA and is geared towards lateral entry teachers but can benefit new certified teachers also. This new program is coordinated by the faculty here in the AEE department. Dr. Wendy Warner and Dr. Barry Croom both presented at the conference over the weekend. Some of the topics for the conference were Connecting SAE to FFA and Instruction, Success in the Elements System, and Stress Management. The 21 teachers who attended this conference were from Currituck county all the way to Mitchell county. These teachers serve about 2,200 students in North Carolina.
“Man despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”Julia Rotman-Smith grew up on a dairy farm in Northern New York. She has been around agriculture all of her life. When she was 16, she served as the local Dairy Princess which solidified her love for agricultural outreach education.