What is a Domestic Study Away? A Domestic Study Away (DSA) is a non-credit experience that is 100% Student-Developed and Student-led. The Penn State Teach Ag! Society runs where a group of students travel to a State to explore the following:
- What does #AgEdu look like in other states? How is the total model of school-based agricultural education (Classroom Instruction, Youth Leadership Development <FFA> and Work-based learning <SAE>) uniquely provided?
- Who are the #AgEdu Stakeholders in the state? Specifically, what agricultural industry is being served?
- A unique yearly selected professional development topic! For #psuaged2WI, it is "Gender in the Agriculture Industry, Agricultural Classroom and Agricultural Education Profession.
|Kind greetings as we entered the|
Holmen FFA laboratory.
|FFA members teach 4th grade students about |
chickens during the Food for America event.
|Macy snapping a quick |
picture of the Jersey calf.
|Recent statistics about WI gender in #AgEd|
After our tour we were lucky to have a potluck dinner with UWRF Ag Ed majors where we swapped stories about academic life at our universities and shared some jokes. Dr. Tim Buttles provided a formal information session where we learned about some Wisconsin Ag Ed statistics (my personal favorites shown above). We were glad to gather some gender specific statistics that tie directly to the theme of our trip, “Gender in Agriculture, in the Secondary Agriculture Classroom and in the Agricultural Education Profession.”
|#AgEd majors from Penn State and University of Wisconsin River Falls.|
Check out our Day two video created by Allyson Balmer (@allyson_balmer). Allyson will be student teaching during the Spring 2018 semester with Ms. Gretchen Dingman at Tri-Valley High School in Hegans, Pennsylvania.