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PSU Teach Ag!Society to Host Webinar on AgriCorps

Posted: February 19, 2014

Due to inclement weather, forcing the cancellation of the AgriCorps Informational Seminar on February 13, PSU Teach Ag! Society will replace this professional development experience by hosting an online webinar with Mr. Blaze Currie, Executive Director of AgriCorps. The webinar will be on Tuesday, February 25th, from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST.

A short presentation will be delivered and questions will be accepted via text chat. For the meeting location, go to the Adobe Connect Meeting Platform.

If you are unfamiliar with Agricorps, see the AgriCorps website. For more information see the AgriCorps informational video.

The vision of Agricorps is to reduce poverty and hunger through agricultural education in the developing world.

Their objectives include:

  • Recruit high quality, motivated, creative, college graduates of agriculture with past experiences in FFA or 4-H to volunteer one year to teach agricultural education in the developing world.
  • Select appropriate foreign project sites/schools to yield greatest results.
  • Equip international students with agriculture and life skills needed to become healthy, independent farmers and critical-thinking citizens by utilizing the three components of the American agricultural education model: classroom instruction, individual entrepreneurship experience, and leadership development.
  • Expand and assist existing international 4-H, Future Farmer, and other agricultural youth development organizations by training international teachers and program development specialists.
  • Add value to American FFA & 4-H programs through enriched international opportunities and perspectives.
  • Become a clearinghouse for international agricultural education ideas, materials and resources.
  • Create a forum for FFA, 4-H, land grant institutions, departments of agricultural education and other development agencies to discuss international agricultural education initiatives.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email Dr. Daniel Foster at foster@psu.edu.