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!
On November 10th in Washington, DC, Dr. David Jones was named the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences New Teacher Division. The award was presented to Dr. Jones at the 126th APLU Annual Meeting where university faculty members are honored for the use of innovative teaching methods and service to students. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and APLU, the annual awards included a stipend of $2,000 for the new teacher honoree to be used for improving teaching at their respective universities.
“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.