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Agricultural Education

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Are you ready to shape the next generation of students in agriculture?

Our rich, agricultural tradition will give you an advantage in the classroom and in the field, literally. Hands-on from day one! Join the only collegiate FFA chapter in Minnesota. Work directly with animals. Gain skills in horticulture and natural resources. Prepare to take technology into your future classroom. Whether you want to become a teacher, 4-H leader or ag business professional, the options await you at UMN Crookston.

Agricultural Education is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Amberly Cox

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Assistant Dir. of Recruitment | (218) 281-8569



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    Earn a University of Minnesota Degree
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    Three Areas of Emphasis
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    student teaching an Ag Class
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    Teach Ag Ed Grades 5-12
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    Collegiate FFA Chapter

Major in the making of you

Eleora DeMuth, of Grand Rapids, MN, an Agricultural Education and Communication double major shares her story on why UMN Crookston was her #1 choice.  Also read "DeMuth Finds Her Identity at UMN Crookston as She Etches a Career Path in Agricultural Education"#IAmCrookston

Meet international student-athlete, Katie Emmett. Emmett took her education from Ireland to the states to study agricultural education, as well as pursue her passion for soccer. When she's not in the classroom, you can find her with friends on the field. #IAmCrookston

I am going to feed the world someday

YOU have the power to make a difference.

Emphasis Areas

  • Agricultural Science
  • Agricultural Systems Engineering Technology
  • Natural and Managed Environmental Education

Graduates will obtain licensure to teach

  • Grades 5-12 Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Science emphasis
  • Natural and Managed Environmental Science emphasis
  • Agricultural Systems Engineering Technology emphasis
  • Grades 9-12 Work-Based Learning

Career Options

High school agricultural or natural resources education, Middle school agricultural or natural resources education, Adult farm business management education, Work-based learning student placement supervision and training, Extension education, Environmental education, Farm loan/finance officers, Sales of a wide variety of agricultural products, Agricultural consulting, International agricultural marketing


Agricultural Education



At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Nathan Purrington

  • Heidi Lamb Castle

    Teaching Specialist

Student Stories

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    Katie Emmet and fellow student collecting samples in the river.
    Katie Emmett, an agricultural education major at UMN Crookston, has an active lifestyle whether on the farm or the soccer field. When looking for a university, Emmett wanted to find a place where she could bring her two passions together.
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    Britton Fuglseth
    Britton Fuglseth, Fertile, MN, knew since 8th grade UMN Crookston was the place for her. Hear her story. #IAmCrookston