Agricultural Education and Communication

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

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Students get AMP'D!

Dec 20, 2017


The AMP'D Experience (short for The Agricultural Mechanics Power and Design Experience) is a camp conducted by the South Coast Region Agricultural Education Consortium in conjunction with the Cal Poly Agricultural Education & Communication Department.  It's goal is to take highly talented high school agricultural mechanics students and allow them to have a college experience refining their mechanics skills as well as talking to them about pursuing careers in agricultural education.  The AMP'D Experience is held every Summer on campus.

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Masters Degree Program

Jun 7, 2016


Would you like to move up on the pay scale or fill upcoming openings at the community college or in state staff? Start planning NOW! Call our department office (805.756.2803) to discuss plans to complete a Master of Agricultural Education (MAE) degree! This learn by doing program will help you grow your knowledge and skills while developing relationships with your colleagues. Information about the Masters program may also be found at: https://aged.calpoly.edu/ and click on the Master of Agricultural Education Degree link in the menu at right. Professionals currently working on their program requirements should periodically visit with their advisors to stay on-track. Those who desire to complete their degrees during the 2016–2017 academic year, and who have not previously applied, must apply for fall quarter by April 1. Go to http://csumentor.edu. 

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Teacher Candidates Around the State

Jun 7, 2016


There are currently 16 teacher candidates completing their fulltime student teaching experiences. Thank you to the following high schools for their assistance with student teaching placements: Atascadero, Chowchilla, Coast Union, Exeter, Firebaugh, Frontier, Gustine, King City, Nipomo, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Shafter, and Shandon.

Below is a photo of the Spring 2018 cohort. 

Welcome Ms. Kayla Manning!

Jun 7, 2016


Kayla is serving as the department’s graduate assistant. Her responsibilities include co-advising the State FFA Finals steering committee, writing the department newsletter, and assisting with marketing efforts for the department. Kayla is from Bakersfield and she recently completed her student teaching experience at Nipomo High School. 

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National Winner

Jun 7, 2016


Agriculture Communication senior, Kenna Lewis recently competed in the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers National Collegiate Discussion Meet in Kansas City, Missouri. Fifty competitors from 34 states took part in the contest. Kenna was named CHAMPION and received a scholarship for $2,500 from sponsor CHS. She is from San Luis Obispo.

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FFA Seal

2016 State FFA & Ag Mechanics Finals

Jun 7, 2016


For 2016 State FFA Finals updated results, click Here.

For 2016 Agricultural Mechanics Finals click Here.

CATA AgriSkills Workshops

Jun 7, 2016


Every year, CATA hosts a professional development series following closing ceremonies for summer conference. AgriSkills begins Thursday, June 23 at 1pm and runs through Friday, June 24 at 5pm. To receive 1 semester unit of credit, you must attend three, four-hour sessions. Workshops are offered for every pathway and management challenge.

Check out the listing and do yourself and your program a favor by signing up and attending this year! Visit: http://calagteachers.org/Conference.html . If you would like a specific topic to be addressed, complete the survey recently distributed by Ann De Lay, or send your ideas to: adelay@calpoly.edu .

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