The Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council has released its blueprint for 2025. In a series of listening sessions statewide, MAELC Executive Director Sarah Dornink says four major principles were heard. “We need make sure that we have a quality education for our students and that our teachers are prepared; we need to provide more access and programming; we need to have resources available statewide and locally.” There is a shortage of ag education teachers, which is being addressed in this MAELC report. “It’s the number of teachers and they must be qualified. The content they have to provide is so broad and diverse so continuing professional development opportunities and mentorship programs to help retain them in the profession is very important.”
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