The department provides leadership for Virginia Team Ag Ed. The team develops and disseminates curricula to 308 agricultural educators and 32,800 secondary agricultural education students. Formal and non-formal instruction includes continuing education course work, an annual teacher’s conference, and regional professional development opportunities. Department members coordinate statewide youth career and leadership development activities. Curricula and activities align with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiatives (STEM), agricultural career pathways, industry certifications, and state/national academic standards.
Virginia Team Ag Ed promotes local program success through collaboration and cooperation with organizations and agencies including:
Agricultural Education Supervisors | Association for Career and Technical Education | Farm Bureau of Virginia | National FFA Organization | Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services | Virginia Department of Education | Virginia FFA Association | Young Farmers of Virginia