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What is Agricultural Education?
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Vision for Agricultural Education      
Agricultural Education envisions a world where ALL people value and understand the vital role of agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems in advancing personal and global well-being.

Mission for Agricultural Education      
Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

Goals for Agricultural Education      
1. To create an environment where every student is valued, respected and engaged in the three-ring model of agricultural education.
2. To provide students with rigorous and relevant education in agriculture in order that they may become career and college ready. 
3. To cultivate students’ capacity for life-long leadership through character development and skill attainment in integrity, critical thinking and innovative problem solving. 
4. To provide experiences for students to develop an understanding of and respect for the agriculture industry.
5. To enhance student learning through financial literacy and resource management. 
6. To develop relationships with other organizations that are engaged in aligned work. 
7. To connect with stakeholders and the public through multiple media platforms.


Classroom/Lab Instruction      
Since 1917 with the passage of the Smith-Hughes Act, federal and state legislation has provided leadership for the implementation and improvement of agricultural education programs. The foundation of any successful Agricultural Education program is based on three inseparable, equal, and interdependent components that include: rigorous Classroom Instruction, FFA leadership and relationship development activities, and Supervised Agricultural Experience projects that provide relevant skills in agriculture.

Supervised Agricultural Experience      
An agricultural education program is made up of three integrated parts: Classroom Instruction, FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). Students with an SAE learn by doing. With help from their agricultural teachers, students develop an SAE project based on one or more SAE categories.

FFA      
FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

History of California Agricultural Education      
Communities in California have offered public instruction in Agricultural Education for over 100 years.  In 1928 the National FFA Organization was developed, and California was granted charter #4 from the National Organization. California Agricultural Education now serves over 90,000 members.

 
 
 
     
Our Mission
Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

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