Mr. Mark Tatum
What is Agriculture Education?

Agricultural education teaches students about agriculture, food and natural resources. Through these subjects, agricultural educators teach students a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, leadership, management and technology.

Agricultural education is delivered through three interconnected components:

  • Classroom or laboratory instruction.
  • Experiential learning — Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE):Learning experiences that usually take place outside of the classroom, supervised by the agriculture instructor.
  • Leadership education — each student is encouraged to join the FFA. The FFA offers students the chance to compete on the area, state, and national level in Career Development Events (CDE's). Theses events allow students develop job and leadership skills that will follow them into adulthood.
Agricultural Education is the teaching of agriculture, natural resources, and land management through hands on experience and guidance to prepare students for entry level jobs or to further education to prepare them for advanced agricultural jobs.