The Agricultural Education Program

A CHALLENGE

We invite you to join us in Agricultural Education at Auburn University. This means that you will learn the skills necessary for preparing people to work in our nation's agriculture in careers which include agribusiness, horiculture, forestry, and conservation.

A shortage of Vocational Agribusiness teachers extends to nearly every state. This means that a job will be waiting for you upon graduation. Each year, teachers are needed to replace thaose teachers who are promoted, retire, or enter into other endeavors.

You now have the chance to change your life and the lives of many others if you respond to this challenge.

WHAT IS A VOCATIONAL AGRIBUSINESS TEACHER?

As a Vo Ag teacher, you will guide the learning process of yourths and adults who are interested in some phase of agriculture. You will prepare high school students for a variety of jobs in the nation's billion dollar industry of agriculture.

The Vo Ag teacher serves as the Future Farmers of America advisor and instructs students in the following areas of agriculture:

QUALIFICATIONS

If you can answer "yes" to the following questions, a career in Vo Ag could be for you: Do you enjoy working outdoors as well as indoors?

Do you possess leadership ability, initiative, determination, and willingness to work hard at your profession?

Would you feel comfortable knowing that much of the community would call on you for agricultural related advice?

Is your personality pleasing with a cooperative attitude?

Do you want a teaching job that involves teaching adults as well as young people?

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

The curriculum for Agriculture Education majors requires a total of 217 hours for graduation and includes:

TEACHING AGRICULTURE AS A CAREER OFFERS:

An excellent starting salary with the majority of the teaching jobs being 12 month jobs.

Excellent laboratories and classroom facilities.

Interesting and challenging work.

Flexibility in choice of occupations or teacher specialties.

Strong state and national teacher organizations.

STUDENT CLUBS FOR AGRICULTURE EDUCATION MAJORS

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA (FFA) FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AND FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

THE FOUR H CLUBS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The major advisor for Agriculture Education majors is Dr. Gordon Patterson, you can e-mail Dr. Patterson by clicking here or you can telephone him at 334-844-3800 or 844-3824.