Agricultural Education News


Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Student Teachers!

Students recognized for their academic achievements

On March 28, 2014 a ceremony was held to recognize outstanding senior CAFLS students. Many students had completed impressive internships, been accepted to prestigious graduate programs, and had impeccable GPAs along with a list of extracurricular activities. The following Agricultural Education students were recognized for their hard work and accomplishments:

  • Duncan Ashley Pfaehler- James H. Talbert Memorial Award
  • Jeffrey Ryan Tomblin- Outstanding Senior in Agricultural Education

A second ceremony was held on April 9, 2014 to recognize other students and faculty for their accomplishments so far during their time at Clemson. The following individuals were recognized from the Agricultural Education Program:

  • Deion Latimer – James H. Talbert Memorial Outstanding Undergraduate Award
  • Savannah Vickery – Curtis D. White & Eartha L. White Award
  • Holly Benenhaley – Outstanding Underclassman in Agricultural Education

Clemson Hosts Annual New and Beginning Agricultural Teacher Conference

On March 7th-8th, Clemson University’s Agricultural Education department hosted a workshop for recent graduates who are currently agricultural teachers at secondary institutions and technical colleges/career centers.

Dr. Shannon Lawrence gave a workshop on using The Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET) to familiarize new agricultural teachers with technology to enable them to track student SAE hours, records and activities in both the classroom and FFA in an easily accessible online format.

New teachers were provided kits and supplies for classroom use as well a guest speaker on Saturday from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) located in Edgefield, SC. Ms. Christine Rolka, the Director of Education for the NWTF was the guest speaker giving new teachers information to take and use as educational tools in the classroom to encourage the importance of conservation. The importance of wildlife and fish conservation continues to grow each year with a current estimate of $7.2 billion in funding since its inception in 1939 with the establishment of Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration state programs.

NewTeacherWorkshop  New Teacher Workshop 2

New Mobile App Targets High School Agriculture Students

Dr. Kendall Kirk is currently developing an app accessible on mobile devices to teach students how to diagnose a small engine. The goal is for the app to be widely used by secondary and post secondary educators to engage students in diagnosing a small engine using technology. Dr. Kirk is currently working with Dr. Tom Dobbins, Dr. Phil Fravel, Cory Buckley (CU MFA (DPA) ’12), and Hillary Valdetero a current Master’s student on the project. More to come!

Agricultural Education Students Inducted into ATA

On March 7th, 12 Agricultural Education Students were inducted into Alpha Tau Alpha, a National Honorary Agricultural Organization for those pursuing a career in Agricultural Education or Extension Education. Students were recognized for their academic achievements and commitment to the profession. Dr. Joanne Avery, the Deputy Superintendent of the Anderson School District 4 was the guest speaker at the ceremony.

ATA Induction 2014

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