Agricultural and Extension Education

What is Agricultural and Extension Education?

Do you want to teach life-changing lessons and do not mind getting your hands dirty?  LSU’s Agricultural and Extension Education major prepares the next generation to step into future roles as educators and extension professionals in their local communities. They assist farmers and gardeners in producing better crops, teach families healthy eating habits, and help high schoolers discover a passion for plants and animals.

Why study Agricultural and Extension Education at LSU?

With a focus on improving the industry through public awareness, LSU students are taught effective teaching methods to inform the public of sustainable agriculture methods. These strategies lead to careers in formal environments such as high schools and informal environments such as the cooperative extension service. 


Concentrations are offered in Teaching in Formal Education and Agricultural Leadership and Development. Students interested in the Agricultural Education major should contact the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation for deadlines and specific details about each concentration.

Students who are considering the Teaching in Formal Education concentration for teacher certification should inform a faculty advisor when the undergraduate program of study is being developed. Students interested in a teacher certification program other than agricultural education should contact the College of Human Sciences and Education.

Instruction from an inspiring teacher can positively impact young lives. In this concentration, students learn hands-on lessons in agriculture, science, and education that prepare them to teach agricultural principles in local schools.

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This broad-based curriculum covers all areas of technical agriculture as well as leadership, communication, and informal instruction. Unique opportunities for professional development and hands-on learning will prepare students to communicate their passion for agriculture throughout the country.


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Career Paths

One of the advantages of the Agricultural and Extension Education degree plan is the diverse career opportunities you can pursue after graduation. Whether you want to work for a high school agriscience teacher or extension educator, spend your days in the field or in an office, or have your sights set on pursuing a graduate degree - Agricultural and Extension Education provides you with the flexibility to choose your own adventure beyond LSU. 


Career opportunities include:

4-H and Youth Development Educator

Agricultural Policy Specialist

Agricultural Commodity Association Representative

Agricultural Journalist/Communicator

Agriscience Teacher

Educational Program Development Specialist

Extension Educator/Specialist

Evaluation Specialist

Farm Service Agency Representative

Sales Representative

Secondary Education Teacher (STEM)

Agricultural and extension education pathways

Companies hiring LSU Agricultural and Extension Education Graduates

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Program Details

Department: Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation

College: LSU College of Agriculture

Location: LSU, Baton Rouge


Bachelor's of Science

Degree plan

B.S. in Agricultural and Extension Education (4-year plan courses


Youth Development and Extension Minor (Courses)


Dr. Richie Roberts
Undergraduate Studies


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