Kent Shannon, MU Extension natural resource engineering specialist, talks to students from the Rolla FFA Chapter about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture.

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 emphasis in Teacher Certification prepares students to meet state teacher certification requirements and teach agriculture in public schools at the secondary and adult levels. In addition to courses in agricultural education, the teaching option curriculum includes courses in general education, technical agriculture (agricultural economics, agricultural business and management, animal science, plant and soil science, agricultural systems management, horticulture, natural resources and forestry) and professional teacher certification courses offered through the College of Education.  The capstone experience involves a 16-week student teaching internship.

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