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!
Applications for the National Teach Ag Ambassador Program are now available. The National Teach Ag Campaign is seeking the nation’s most outstanding agricultural education majors to represent the profession as National Teach Ag Ambassadors at the 2014 National FFA Convention career show, October 26-October 31 in Louisville, KY and throughout the year at the state level.
Breanna Williams grew up in Johnston County where she attended many agriculture related events with her grandfather. She has also ridden horses her whole life. When she got to Smithfield-Selma High School, she joined the FFA where she was very involved and held many officer positions throughout her high school career. She was not only an officer in her chapter, but she also served the East Central Region as secretary and vice president. Breanna found that her passion was agriculture and by her junior year of high school she decided she wanted to major in Agriculture Education so she could share her passion for agriculture and educate high school students who are the current and future consumers.