Missouri State University

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Why study agriculture education at Missouri State?

  • At the completion of the agriculture education program, you will be certified to teach grades 9-12.
  • The agriculture education program blends courses from two different departments to provide you with up-to-date information and skills in technical agriculture and teaching.
  • Our small faculty/student ratio provides you with individual attention and support for your educational and professional goals, which continues beyond graduation.
  • The Darr School of Agriculture hosts annual FFA competitions, which provides you with hands-on experience working with high school students and the National FFA organization.
  • Once you are alumni, the School supports your teaching career by providing dual credit opportunities, which integrate college curriculum and resources into your high school classroom.

Building tomorrow’s agriculture leaders

The agriculture education program at Missouri State gives you a broad education in agriculture while preparing you to teach in public high schools. Our program focuses on the primary areas of animal science, natural resources, environmental plant science, economics, business and natural resources. By becoming an agriculture educator, you help foster interest in agriculture industries and build the strength of our future food, fiber and natural resource professionals.