Agricultural Education prepares students for teaching positions in agricultural education/agribusiness as well as jobs in agricultural business, sales, service, production, marketing, public relations, extension and research.
At UWRF, our program includes a mix of technical agriculture, professional education, and agricultural education courses. To supplement classroom experiences, students utilize modern and well-equipped laboratories, computer facilities, three food processing pilot plants and two laboratory farms.
Students will develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be successful professionals. The major does not require a minor, but many students choose to complete one. In addition to the required classes, students must complete field experience hours, agricultural experience hours, and state-mandated tests for program completion to receive a teaching license.
Student organizations, work with 4-H and FFA members, and internships are all valued parts of the program. While the program is designed to meet the requirements for an agricultural education teaching license in Wisconsin, its design closely follows the Minnesota licensure requirements as well.
The Agricultural Education department faculty and staff support student development through teaching, academic advising, and advising student organizations. Courses supporting the major are taught by faculty from other departments both within the college and from across campus.
“River Falls is a great place to go for Ag Ed! You get to know the faculty personally, as well as get the chance to participate in a variety of activities ranging from presenting parliamentary procedures workshops around the state of Wisconsin to helping with career development events held on campus.”
Advice for prospective students...
“Go for it! Agricultural education is so diverse – there’s something for everyone!”
- Kellie Claflin