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Vocational-Agriculture Education Harold B Swanson said Farming in the future will be different This is due to the many agriculture careers that involve farming In my extensive research I have come across the many facts which have led me to believe this quote is true The are careers in science communications business government and education Swanson The one Im going to discuss with you in great detail is agriculture education Everything has a history of how it came about The first agriculture schools were established during the 1860s in Michigan and Pennsylvania The first significant advanced in agriculture education began in 1862 President Lincoln who signed the Morrill Act to establish land-grant colleges in certain states sanctioned this In 1914 the Agriculture Extension Service now known as the Extension Service was established With money from state county and sometimes-private sources it became possible for each county to maintain a resident college-trained expert usually called the county agricultural agent or the county advisor Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia In 1917 the Smith Hughes Act was established which provided funds for vocational education In 1928 the Future Farmers of America FFA was brought into existence Even before the county-agent system appeared it was recognized that Farm children needed to be taught improved farming techniques From This early recognition the nationwide 4-H clubs grew Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia The American farmer is also informed on the many farming techniques and management through journals newspapers newsletters and most recently by way of direct satellite and network marketing systems There are over ten thousand teachers of vocational agriculture education Every year however there are one thousand new agriculture instructors needed to enlighten agriculture education At least a Bachelors degree is needed to obtain a teaching certificate As a rule those who plan to do research teach in a university or fill administrative positions must have a PhD Animal Scientists
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