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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

The mission of agriculture & natural resources is:

  • to prepare students for careers in the agriculture industry;
  • to support students in their career choices; and
  • to develop leadership skills in students to benefit their community and the food, fiber, and natural resource systems.

The Wisconsin and National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

School Based Agricultural Education - Contextual Inquiry-based Instruction & Learning

What's New in Wisconsin Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Education

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E-Mail Lists and Discussion Groups

Guide to joining DPI E-mail Lists- Join and communicate with other educators!

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Events Calendar

Check out the updated agricultural education events calendar and see what is coming soon:


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Annual In-service for Agricultural Education Teachers

Ag Teachers

“I've seen firsthand countless times how agriculture education teachers transform the lives of our students."

Real World Opportunities

“My business started because of my FFA SAE. What I want to do with my future is because of that, so without Agriculture I never would have even known in the first place.”

Lifelong Learners

"The quality that I see the most is that we're developing lifelong learners. They're making the connection that learning doesn't stop when the bell rings and the class is done."

Hands-On Education

“Myself and my peers, we do so much better working with our hands and not just reading it from a book. Granted there is still that book part of it in the Ag Department, but you can take what you learn from that book and apply it in the classroom, with your hands...”

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Links

Some of these links may take you to a non-DPI Website. Use of these linked sites do not represent a DPI endorsement of the hosting agency nor other information available at the site.

Contact Us

Sally Ladsten
(608) 266-5770
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education Consultant
State FFA Advisor