Tim Reinbott, superintendent of Bradford Research Center, speaks to students from Neosho High School about tomatoes and peppers.

Agricultural Education combines interests in agriculture,  working with people, shapeing the next generation’s understanding of agriculture and its role in society, and using  communication and human relation skills to obtain leadership roles in many agricultural industries.   The degree in Agricultural Education with empahsis in Leadership focuses on the development of leadership and communication skills in agriculture, food and natural resources.  Students are encouraged to develop a diverse background in agriculture with an emphasis on communication, leadership and human relations skills.  Students have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest by completing coursework in one or more agriculture, food or natural resource disciplines.  In addition to agricultural education and leadership course requirements, students complete course work in agricultural economics, agricultural sales and marketing, plant science, agricultural systems management, natural resources and food science.  The capstone experience involves a supervised educational internship with an agricultural business, public or private agency or commodity organization.

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