Ohio State ACEL Celebrates National Agricultural Education Day and Hosts Information Session
For the past 12 years, the National Teach Ag Campaign has celebrated current and future agricultural teachers across the United States with National Teach Ag Day. The 2021 celebration will take place on September 16, and the National Teach Ag Campaign would like to invite all who have been positively affected by agricultural education to join in the celebration.
More than 13,000 agricultural teachers nationwide and more than 530 in Ohio strive to make an impact on the lives of students through classroom instruction, learning by doing experience and leadership development every day, and National Agricultural Education Day is just a one-way street. Individuals are encouraged to pursue rewarding careers. in agricultural education.
National Agricultural Education Day also raises awareness of the current national demand for teachers in agroscience. Each year, over 100 new agroscience programs open up and need highly qualified, diverse and dedicated agroscience educators to make a difference in the lives of their students across the country.
To celebrate, the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL) at Ohio State University will host a virtual briefing on the Major in Agri-Science Education on National Education Day. agricultural. The hour-long program, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT, will include an overview of the major, a small group session with current students, and an overview of the State of Ohio and our application process. All high school or college students interested in learning more about this profession are encouraged to register at go.osu.edu/ASEinfosession.
“Contrary to popular opinion, agro-science education programs are on the increase in Ohio with 26 new programs and 35 additional teaching positions added in the state since 2015,” said Dr. Shannon Washburn, agro-science teacher and president of ACEL, “We believe that all young people deserve the opportunity to learn more about the science of food production and to be exposed to the wide range of careers exciting events involved in preserving our natural resources while feeding the world This learning begins for so many young people in an agroscience classroom and agroscience teachers contribute to it.
The Ohio State Agroscience Major began in 1917. This program prepares its students for a bachelor’s degree to teach agricultural science in high schools in Ohio and across the country. They go
through extensive training in agricultural sciences, educational psychology, teaching methods and youth development. The major continues to develop ways to prepare future agricultural educators so that they can use their education to shape the youth of today into the future leaders of the agricultural industry of tomorrow.
ACEL prepares communicators, educators and leaders in food, agricultural and environmental sciences to integrate research-based learning, practice and engagement, in ways that foster positive changes that strengthen individuals, families and communities. For more information on the academic programs and research available in ACEL, or to donate to scholarships, please visit acel.osu.edu.