Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Plant and Soil Science


Wakefield I, Dexter B.


In today’s educational atmosphere, it is critical that agricultural education programs be well-rounded and generate students of impeccable character and performance. To accomplish this, however, the agriculture program must utilize all available resources in order to enrich the lives of its students. The program must reach out to the surrounding community to obtain additional resources to reach its full capacity of performance.

The purpose of this study was to determine the scope of collaboration between communities and local agricultural education programs. This study was significant because it investigated and analyzed current collaborative measures that are being implemented within agricultural education programs and communities. This study found that positive collaborative efforts between agriculture programs and communities are fostering life-changing opportunities for students and creating civic-minded individuals as a result.