“Agricultural education is a systematic program of instruction available to students desiring to learn about the science, business, technology of plant and animal production and/or about the environmental and natural resources systems. Agricultural education first became a part of the public education system in 1917 when the U.S. Congress passed the Smith-Hughes Act. Today, over 800,000 students participate in formal agricultural education instructional programs offered in grades seven-adult throughout the 50 states and three U. S. territories.”- National FFA Website
This week has been National Teacher Appreciate week. All teachers across the world deserve to feel they are appreciated and needed to their students. Teachers are a necessity to the success of a nation. They embed the knowledge and wisdom they have accumulated over the years into their students. The teachers that affect the agriculture industry the most are the agriculture educators. As FFA students we see first hand the life of an Ag teacher. So some of the members of Everything Agriculture would like to pay tribute to the teachers who changed out lives forever.
To learn more about ag teachers, and to check out the amazing logo on the cover of this article check out http://www.naae.org/teachag/index.cfm.