Assessing Youth Perceptions and Knowledge of Agriculture: The Impact of Participating in an AgVenture Program
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Agriculture touches the lives of individuals every day, and some do not even realize it. As a means to educate society, agricultural education programs, such as "AgVenture," have been established to educate youth about the importance of agriculture to both the individual and to society. This study examined the direct impact that one agricultural education program, specifically "AgVenture," had on youth perceptions and knowledge of agriculture. Youth's perceptions and knowledge of agriculture were examined using a pre-test and post-test instrument administered to 41 fourth grade students who participated in the "AgVenture" program. The questions covered the basic agricultural material that the students would be exposed to at the program. Based on findings, it was concluded that the "AgVenture" program had a positive impact on the knowledge of the students regarding agriculture. It was also concluded that the students gained an understanding of what agriculture encompasses and that almost all students were impacted, in a positive manner, in regard to their perceptions of agriculture. Findings revealed that the need continues for agricultural programs to inform youth about agriculture.
youth perceptions of agriculture
youth knowledge of agriculture
Luckey, Alisa (2012). Assessing Youth Perceptions and Knowledge of Agriculture: The Impact of Participating in an AgVenture Program. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from
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