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From: Daniel Foster <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 7:02 PM


Share Your Agricultural Education Best Practices with the World!



The Penn State Global Teach Ag! Initiative is seeking ten “Best Practice” blog posts of 500 words to share on the Agrilinks blog as part of the USAID-funded InnovATE Project.  It’s the opportunity to showcase successful aspects of your agricultural education program with agricultural educators around the world!

Blogs should be focused on a very specific topic (see suggested topics below), be written in a concise and engaging manner, and include at least one visual aid.


Who can submit?

Any U.S. agricultural educator involved with a formal or non-formal agricultural education program at any level.



1.    Share with a large, new population that agricultural education is alive and well in the United States

2.    Showcase best practices for agricultural education to inspire fellow professionals engaged in agricultural education around the world

3.    Selected bloggers who successful complete by deadline will receive a $500 honorarium



The blogs will be published over the next year on the Agrilinks blog.  Read the first post. Sign up now to schedule a date between now and July 2017!


How can I get involved?

1.    See the suggested blog topics on the next page and select 1-2 that are of interest to you.

2.    Contact Daniel Foster, Global Teach Ag! Innovation Specialist: 814-863-0192, [log in to unmask], @FosterDanielD.
Include your name, organization and topics of interests in your message.


Example Possible Blog Topics (*Other specific ideas are welcome!)


1.    Selecting youth leaders: utilizing a nominating committee to capture community input

2.    Training and developing youth leaders: creating individual development plans

3.    Designing a program of activities for a youth organization

4.    Committees: how to make them work in a youth organization

5.    Using the youth organization to meet both curriculum and community needs: service learning

6.    Utilizing fundraising to meet curricula needs and develop financial literacy

7.    Supervising the placement of agricultural job interns

8.    The on-farm/site visit of agriculture production student projects??

9.    Supporting youth agricultural entrepreneurial efforts

10. Utilizing an agriscience research project to explore student interests

11. Hosting a year-end community celebration – the banquet

12. Designing competitive events to encourage agricultural skill development

13. Providing awards for outstanding student record keeping and projects

14. Creating an ag career celebration day

15. Community agricultural fairs and expositions

16. The power of public speaking about agriculture

17. Teaching basic recordkeeping in agriculture

18. Teaching basic rules of order for successful meetings

19. Using on-site agriculture facilities for successful learning experiences

20. Using authentic problems in classroom instruction



Daniel D. Foster, Ph.D.

Student Teacher Coordinator

Agricultural & Extension Education

The Pennsylvania State University

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