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Recruiting the next generation of agriculture teachers

Credit: Allure West Studios. Dr. David D. Timony, chair of education.

Sep 06, 2016

Students interested in studying agriculture education in college may be leaving upcoming agriculture conferences with scholarships and admission decisions. Dr. David D. Timony, chair of Delaware Valley University’s education department, will be visiting three agriculture events this academic year to recruit the next generation of secondary education teachers specializing in agriculture.

Dr. Timony has been asked to present at the Fall Ag Ed Professional Development Conference at Rutgers University. The event will be held at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown, New Jersey from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. Dr. Timony will be speaking about DelVal's involvement in the New Jersey STAR and National #TeachAg programs. During his welcome, he will also outline opportunities for on-site admission decisions and scholarships at upcoming events.

At the Dec. 10 New Jersey Teach Ag Recruitment Event, DelVal will be offering on-site admission decisions for future agriculture teachers.

In May, the University will be one of several sponsors of a New Jersey Teach Ag CDE during the state convention. DelVal will be awarding scholarships to top student participants at the May event.

The visit to the 2016 Fall Ag Ed Professional Development Conference on Sept. 30 is the kickoff for this academic year for DelVal’s Ag Teacher Recruitment Initiatives and Sponsorship. Pre-registration is required for participation in the Fall Ag Ed Professional Development Conference and is due by Sept. 23.

To register for the Fall Ag Ed Professional Development Conference, please visit: form.jotform.com/NJFFA/2016FallAgEd

To learn more about on-site admission decisions and scholarships for agriculture education, please contact: Dr. David D. Timony at david.timony@delval.edu.