Tag Archives: Agricultural Science

Agriculture Science Students Take On One Last Adventure as Student-Teachers Across Texas

  By: Caitlin Powers The agricultural science degree, formerly known as agriculture education, was the founding degree for the ALEC department.  While the degree plan has changed throughout the years, one element of the degree plan has remained; student-teaching. “It is a tradition that has always been part of the program,” Associate Professor Julie Harlin, Ph.D., who oversees the student-teachers, said. That tradition continued Monday, January 28 when the ALEC department sent 38 agriculture science students to 25 schools across Texas to serve as student-teachers. For most seniors, their… Read More →

FAST Hosts Aggiefest Invitation Leadership Development Event

By: Mollie Lastovica Over 300 FFA members from over 20 schools across the state met in College Station on Nov. 3 for the Aggiefest Invitational Leadership Development Event. Hosted by the Future Agricultural Science Teachers organization, the Aggiefest contest is open to all Texas FFA Chapters and gives students the chance to prepare for their quiz, creed speaking, radio broadcasting, public relations, chapter conducting, agricultural issues and job interview contests. “The FAST organization gets the opportunity to help current FFA students by giving them feedback that they can… Read More →

CFFA to host Harvest Ball

By: Mollie Lastovica The Texas A&M Collegiate FFA chapter will be hosting Harvest Ball from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Sat., Nov. 10 at the Hilton Hotel in College Station. “Harvest ball is CFFA’s first large social event of the reestablishing year,” said Tanner Kilpatrick, graduate student in the ALEC department and CFFA officer. “It is an event for members of CFFA, students of the university and the public to come and enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing and learning about CFFA.” Tickets for the event… Read More →

Making A&M Proud: Former ALEC Student Recognized by the White House as Champion of Change

By: Mollie Lastovica With a passion for service and agriculture at his core, Pete Dreisbach, Ph.D., humbly accepted his recognition as one of 12 Champions of Change in 4-H and FFA on October 9. The distinction, bestowed by the White House, recognizes outstanding community members’ efforts to make a difference in the world. Dreisbach graduated from the ALEC department with a Ph.D. in agricultural education in 1985. “Being an Aggie has had an absolutely critical impact on my daily life,” Dreisbach said. “Professionalism, passion for agricultural education and… Read More →

AGSC 380 students attend VATAT conference

Aspiring ag teachers attend conference in Amarillo By: Taylor Demski ALEC students and faculty networked and learned with other agricultural educators in Texas at the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas conference in Amarillo July 30th through August 3rd. The VATAT conference enables agricultural science teachers to keep up their continuing education units and engage in professional development, featuring workshops offered over the course of a couple of days that highlight important updates on everything from curriculum to teacher’s rights, responsibilities and liabilities. Allowing agriculture science majors enrolled in… Read More →