Find out ways that you can start exploring agriculture education now! Get hands on experience in the career of agriculture education through the Elite Conference and Agricultural Education CDE. Discover what the four Illinois universities with agricultural education programs have to offer and ways to get involved in college.
Elite Conference is ready for you! This interactive conference is for high school students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture education. Save the date for the 2024 Elite Conference- September 20th, 2024.
There are also opportunities for junior college and university students to explore the career of agriculture education through the Ag Ed STAR Bus Trip in the fall and the IAVAT Student Branch Event in Spring.
Students interested in pursuing a degree in Agricultural Education have four, high-quality Universities to choose from in the state of Illinois. Research each and choose the one for you!
Growing Agri-Science Teachers (GAST) Internships
Growing Agri-Science Teacher (GAST) Internships are ran through a variety of Universities and Community Colleges in Illinois to give students an opportunity to have an internship in agriculture education. To learn more about GAST internship opportunities talk with your ag teacher and click below (additional information will be added as it is shared). The following Institutions have GAST Internship Programs: