High School & Post-Secondary Education
A sequence of courses makes up the high school and post secondary agricultural education programs throughout Maryland and the entire nation. Programs currently exist in approximately 40 high schools, several community colleges, and the University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
For information on high school and/or post secondary programs, see respective tabs or contact Terrie Shank, Assistant Director, at 301-663-4192, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The secondary/post secondary staff work is divided into four major categories – namely program development, professional development, program information and records, and teacher recruitment and retention. Within each category are listed activities that staff works on annually.
Agriculture Education Programs in Maryland
Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation’s Announcement for 2019 Urban Youth Garden Grants as part of Ag Returns to the City Program and the Edible Classroom
Objective of Project
The goal of the Edible Classroom Youth Gardening Project is to increase the awareness of and appreciation for agriculture in the lives of urban students through hands-on gardening and classroom activities that meet MSDE’s State Curriculum. By implementing MAEF’s mission, this project offers students direct experience with growing, harvesting and preparing fresh foods while learning plant requirements, growing conditions, nutrition and wellness.
Elementary and Secondary Teachers and Youth Educators working in Urban Areas
Two types of grants are available. The first grant is for NEW GARDENS and is awarded up to $500. The second grant is for EXISTING GARDENS and is awarded up to $250. Deadline for grant application is March 8, 2019. Send application materials to MAEF, P.O. Box 536, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Funding awards will be announced by April 8, 2019. Call the MAEF Office with questions or comments (410) 939-9030. Ask for George.
Post-Secondary and Community College
There are 8 community colleges offering 17 different programs in agriculture. Follow the links below to find out more information about each program.
Community Colleges – 2 year programs
- Allegany College of Maryland
- Anne Arundel Community College
- Baltimore City Community College
- Cecil College
- Cecil Horticulture
- Chesapeake College
- Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)
- Garrett College
- Harford Community College
- Institute of Applied Agriculture
- Montgomery College
- Prince George’s Community College
- Wor-Wic Community College
There are a variety of colleges and universities across Maryland that offer many different degrees in agriculture.
Click the link to the schools below to learn more about each program.
- Frostburg State University
- Goucher College
- Hood College
- Johns Hopkins University
- McDaniel College
- Mount St. Mary’s University
- Salisbury University
- University of Baltimore
- University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC)
- University of Maryland – Eastern Shore (UMES)
- University of Maryland – College Park (UMCP)
- Washington College
- MATA Summer Conference
- CASE trainings
- First year teachers
- Maryland Center for Career and Technology Education Studies (MCCTES)
Creating Equitable and Responsive School Culture Professional Development Video Series Pt. 1 & 2
CRT Video Resources
Dr. Roger Cleveland Workshop
For more information on agricultural education in Maryland and nationally visit the following links:
- Agriculture in the Classroom
- American Association for Agricultural Education
- Association for Career and Technical Education
- Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)
- Local Program Success
- National Association of Agricultural Educators
- NAAE Legislative Action Center
- NAAE Communities of Practice
- National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education Consortium
- National Council for Agricultural Education
- National FFA Alumni Association
- National FFA Foundation
- National FFA Organization
- National Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization
- National Young Farmer Education Association
- National Farm and Ranch Business Management Education Association
- Team Ag Ed
- United States Department of Agriculture
- United States Department of Education
Distance Learning Resource Links
- Resources to help teach agricultural safety!
- Having conversations about safety with youth
- Free Parliamentary Procedure Enrichment
- On line resources for teachers shared from Georgia
- Iowa PBS wanted to share with you a collection of free Ag Education modules based on the Agribusiness broadcast program, Market to Market. Market to Market Classroom connects your students with timely stories about the science, technology, culture, and business of agriculture. Every Friday a new episode airs and is available for free on our website, along with a large archive of previous episodes. Each of the six module connects students with the broadcast episodes and include includes classroom activities ideas and project-based learning opportunities. The teacher guide – developed by veteran Ag Ed educators from Iowa – includes connections to Ag Ed, Common Core, and C3 standards. The resource is available here.
- Here are links from the National FFA that go to the Educator resources and the video center. Everyone can access these. On-line resources are available here.
- Virtual Field trips, Ted talks from the Blue Room 365, Speak Ag Advocacy in Action, National FFA Officer Retiring Addresses, CDE/LDE Finals presentations.
- Looking to make connections between careers, FFA, supervised agricultural experiences, and the industry throughout the entire Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Value Chain? Check out this newest resource that highlights each step of the AFNR Value Chain and connects students with current content and careers.
- If you want more about the agricultural process and sustainability throughout the value chain, check out the brand-new Sustainability in Agriculture Lesson Series, sponsored by Valent, to help students understand how sustainability plays an essential role throughout agriculture.
- Washington FFA has been compiling links to resources for teachers as a one-stop-shop. Make sure to check out the NAAE Communities of Practice for lots of lessons for Ag. teachers by Agriculture Teachers.
- Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning Word Document
Professional Development Opportunities
- NAAE Communities of Practice has remote/ distance learning resources – https://communities.naae.org/community/instruction/online-distance-learning-resources
- Pennsylvania Teacher Repository – https://tinyurl.com/pateachAgrepository
- Minnesota Virtual Classroom Support Guide – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GRTnn4_gSkclDS-1mJFN2FoMZN7cRUGC
- Washington Online – https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fb5C2srI-ZeEs126MZia3F6i9dZWnBxA