K-State agricultural education students won the Collegiate Commercial Contest, sponsored by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Zachary Callaghan, student in agricultural education, designed the video featuring many K-State Ag Ed students. The video competed against nine other university submissions and the winner was based on number of views. The K-State entry received more than 2,500 views. The video Zachary and other ag ed students created to highlight the program is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ9u4XWw7BQ
by Brandie Disberger, agricultural education instructor
Faculty members Gaea Hock, Jon Ulmer and Brandie Disberger, along with Jason Hughes, graduate student, and undergraduate students Trenton Smedley and Zachary Callaghan attended the National Learner Centered Teaching and the North Central Region of the American Association for Agricultural Education joint conferences hosted October 10-12 in East Lansing, Michigan.
Hock managed the social media during the conference for the American Association for Agricultural Educators and for K-State Agricultural Education. The research portion of the conference was coordinated by Kansas State University, led by Ulmer. Hock served as chair of the Program Improvement Committee; Ulmer and Disberger served on the Member Services Committee. Smedley and Callaghan presented research and participated in the student experience portion of the conference, which included a tour of the Michigan State campus and research farms.
Attendees from Kansas State University presented the following research during the conference:
Prescribed pedagogical outcomes versus real-world challenges: A content analysis of Kansas AFNR course competency profiles
Zachary Callaghan & Gaea Hock, recognized as distinguished abstract
Agricultural education teachers knowledge and perceptions of service-learning
Trenton Smedley & Jon Ulmer
Kansas ag teachers’ perceptions of diversity & inclusion in agricultural education
Laura E. Miller, Gaea Hock, Jon Ulmer & Jason Ellis
The contributions of George Washington Owens to the development of agricultural education opportunities for African Americans
Zachary Callaghan & Gaea Hock
Teacher perceptions of the impact and challenges of middle school agricultural education experiences in Kansas
Anna Williamson, Gaea Hock, Jon Ulmer & Lori Goodson
Showcasing agricultural education programs with Book Creator.
Gaea Hock & Zachary Callaghan, recognized as distinguished innovative idea poster
Examining secondary talented and gifted and agricultural education experiences relative to college major and career choice.
Darcie Gallagher, Jonathan Ulmer, Gaea Hock & Jason Ellis, recognized as distinguished research poster
A districtwide look at agricultural educators perceptions of standards based grading.
Lauren Worley, Jonathan Ulmer, Katie Burke & Gaea Hock
by Rachel Waggie, agricultural education and communication master’s student
K-State’s Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow chapter hosted a photo contest for students, faculty, staff and friends of the program to select the cover photo for the 2020 ACT calendar. The calendar serves as a fundraising opportunity for the ACT chapter. Wyatt Minihan, ACJ senior, had the winning photo, pictured below. Follow K-State ACT on Facebook (@kstate.act) to learn more about ordering a 2020 calendar to support K-State ACT.