Fort Valley State University has the only applied agriculture education program in the state that offers undergraduate students an opportunity to complete part of their degree requirements via Vista online courses and video conferencing distance learning.

Fort Valley State University’s Agricultural Education Program prepares graduates for careers such as teachers, extension agents, farm managers, processing plant managers, agricultural chemical salespersons, farmers, ranchers and government agency positions.

Our state-of-the-art facility includes an agriscience and technology teaching lab that has helped 100 percent of its users to pass Teacher Certification Exams. Transfer students from nine colleges and universities in Georgia have completed agriculture degrees and obtained their teacher certification by taking online courses at Fort Valley State University. Some transfer students take lectures online and come to campus to complete lab assignments.

Agriculture education majors earn a Bachelor of Science Degree with Teacher Certification. Students must complete all course work (125 credit hours) and have a GPA of 2.50 and a passing score on the PRAXIS II or GACE Teacher Certification Exam in order to graduate.

Graduates of the Agricultural Education Program at Fort Valley State University will find ample opportunities for employment. There are always more jobs available than graduates.

Our job is to help our students to be the most qualified for these positions.

For more information on the Agricultural Education Program at Fort Valley State University, contact:

Dr. Curtis Borne
104 Alva Tabor Agriculture Education Building
P.O. Box 4450
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA 31030
(478) 825-6262

Youth Leadership Development

The AGED 2821 “Youth Leadership Development ” course was created as a result of semester conversion. The course counts for area B of the core curriculum and may be taken twice for credit. The course is open to all FVSU students. Thus approximately 80 students take the course each year. All of the students enrolled in the course must complete 20 hours of community service, demonstrate parliamentary procedure and present a power point presentation on a leadership topic or youth organization of their choice. Members and officers from eight student organizations from the College of Agriculture Home Economics and Allied Programs as well as members of fraternities and sororities take the course. Thirty students per year from the course help to conduct approximately 20 leadership and career development events attended by some 500 high school and middle school students from Area III of the Central Agriculture Education Region of the state. Students enrolled in the course have created a scrapbook that has won state wide awards each year and national awards twice in the last five years. The students have served as technology mentors for other students and faculty. The students have also helped to recruit students each year at the Georgia National Fair, Sunbelt Ag.Expo, Activity Day at Camp John Hope, State FFA Career Fair and State FFA Convention.

All Agriculture Education candidates enrolled in the course have attended the State FFA and FFA Alumni Conventions each year. They have also attended the National FFA Convention twice during the past five years and will attend again from October 29 to November 1, 2003.FFA. They have also attended the Southern Region Ag. Ed. Leadership Conference twice in the pass five year.

Documentation is provided in the form of the Official Scrapbook on display in document room.

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