National FFA Organization

Teach Ag Campaign

September 22, 2015

Taylor Fredrick is a senior majoring in agricultural education at the University of Missouri, and she is also a Teach Ag Ambassador. Taylor makes presentations to raise awareness of agricultural education as a career, with the goal of recruiting new agriculture teachers and retaining current teachers.

Charlie Sappington’s career in agricultural education spans some 32 years, and he has taught for the last 28 years at Cumberland High School in Illinois. Also serving as president of the National Association of Agricultural Educators, he talks about the current shortage of agriculture teachers. Through the Teach Ag Campaign, Charlie encourages young people to consider agricultural education as a career.

This interview first aired on the September 19, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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