The Division of Agricultural Education is dedicated to serving the needs of all students and agricultural professionals through a dynamic and comprehensive program of rural leadership, technological advancement, and proven scientific and educational practices. The program is grounded in basic and applied research aimed at improving professional and technical skills in the realm of Montana agriculture.

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  • Agricultural Machinery Safety Behavior Among Youth 

    Pate, Michael L.; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Perry, Dustin K.; Smalley, Scott W.; Wille, Celina; Edgar, Don; Hafer, Jim; Young, Marvin (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2023-01)
    The Supervised Agricultural Experience Safety Award program was launched with Montana, South Dakota, and Utah agriculture teachers. A combination of video conferencing and in-person training workshops were offered to ...
  • Effectiveness of Utilizing an Evidence Based Safety Curriculum to Increase Student Knowledge 

    Perry, Dustin K.; Smalley, Scott W.; Pate, Michael L. (American Association for Agricultural Education, 2020-01)
    The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of utilizing an evidence based, “Train the Trainer” approach to increase the safety knowledge and awareness of secondary students. Participating teachers attended ...
  • In-Service Agricultural Mechanics Needs of Montana Mid-Career Agricultural Educators 

    Toft, Joshua T.; Perry, Dustin K.; Falk, Jeremy M. (American Association for Agricultural Education, 2021-11)
    Agricultural mechanics—a pillar of many secondary agricultural education programs—is a dynamic, constantly changing field, requiring educators to continually evolve their programs to maintain relevance. This study explored ...
  • Assessing Youth Safety Knowledge with the Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET) 

    Smalley, Scott W.; Perry, Dustin K.; Shultz, Alyx; Lawver, Rebecca G.; Pate, Michael Lynn; Hanagriff, Roger; Ewell, Clay (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2022-01)
    The purpose of this study was to assess the safety knowledge of youth in high school agricultural education. The target population consisted of youth ages 14 to 18 who were enrolled in school-based agricultural education ...
  • Kinematic-Based Multi-Objective Design Optimization of a Grapevine Pruning Robotic Manipulator 

    Molaei, Faezeh; Ghatrehsamani, Shirin (MDPI AG, 2022-07)
    Annual cane pruning of grape vineyards is a time-consuming and labor-intensive job, but no mechanized or automatic way has been developed to do it yet. Robotic pruning can be a perfect alternative to human labor. This ...
  • Differences in Critical Thinking Ability According to College Entry Pathway 

    Perry, Dustin K.; Paulsen, Thomas H.; Retallick, Michael S. (2018-06)
    The purpose of this study was to determine if entry pathway-direct from high school versus transfer from community college-influenced the critical thinking abilities of agricultural education students. Seventy-five ...

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