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 recent Association for Career and Technical Education National Policy Seminar in Washington, DC. Dr. Jim Flowers attended his last board meeting as the ACTE Division Vice-President for Agricultural Education. Dr. Gary Moore made a presentation to the ACTE Board titled "Controlled Chaos: Everything You Need to Know About Parliamentary Procedure But Didn't Know to Ask." Dr. David Jones spoke to the state leadership group about the power of Visioning.
Katie Cauthen is a senior, graduating this may with a major in agricultural education. Katie grew up in a family who has a love for agriculture and helping the community. As a child she would help her grandparents in the gardens and with the cows. By growing up helping on the family farm, Katie learned the value of hard work and agriculture. Her family has been her biggest influence and helped shape the love that she has for agriculture and their family farm.
Katie knew that NC State was the college she wanted to attend. In fact, NC State was the only college Katie applied to. During high school, Katie took agriculture classes and it was her teachers who mentored her and inspired her to want a career as an agriculture educator. She hopes to have as much an influence on her students as her agriculture teachers had on her. Through agriculture education, Katie can give back to her community and work in the content area she loves.
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